What Employers Need to about OSHA Work-Related Injury Reporting Rule

In May of this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule which requires certain employers to submit data from work-related injuries electronically to OSHA. This rule becomes effective January 1, 2017, however, compliance with anti-retaliation provisions and reporting deadlines will take effect throughout 2019. What […]

OSHA Work Related Injury Reporting

Choosing Your Occupational health provider

How to Select Your Occupational Health Provider

Running a successful business involves taking risks–some calculated, some based on pure intuition and many out of your control. One of the uncontrollable factors that impact your business in a major way is the health of your employees.  Even if you have safety standards and wellness programs in place, you […]

How to Avoid Issues with Your BWC Claim

How Physician of Record Issues Can Impact a BWC Claim Recently, HealthCare for Business had a patient who was injured on the job and had a specialist recommended he have a holter monitor done.  A holter monitor continuously records a patient’s heart activity (ECG) for 24 to help his or her physician correlate symptoms […]

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BWC Physician of Record

BWC Basics: What You Need to Know About A Physician of Record (POR)

When an employee is injured on the job, it is critical that all steps are taken to manage their BWC claim correctly. After the incident occurs, an injured employee may see any doctor for the first visit. After the initial visit, they must select a BWC-certified provider as their physician of record (POR). Common […]

Reporting BWC Claims

6 Critical Steps When Reporting Workers’ Comp Claims

We frequently hear from business owners that they are confused and intimidated by workers’ compensation laws. Our BWC coordinator frequently tells clients that the first two days after an employee experiences an injury on the job are the most critical. How to report workers’ compensation claims For legal reasons, you want […]

Why Communication is Key to Your Workplace Safety Program

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA) workplaces that establish a safety program can reduce their injury and illness costs between 20 and 40 percent. That is a huge number when considering that U.S. employers pay almost $1 billion a week for direct workers’ compensation costs, a number […]

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8 Ways Injured Workers Can Minimize Life & Work Disruptions

Recovery from an injury that effects your ability to work and complete your normal activities can be challenging and impact the quality of life you experience. While time and a comprehensive treatment plan care for your injury, there are other steps you can take to minimize the disruptions you experience […]

5 Factors to Evaluate Your BWC Provider

With so many options for occupational medicine, selecting the right medical provider for your BWC claims can be difficult. While many, larger health organizations have departments dedicated to workers compensation cases, the personal care your employee receives can be lacking at these facilities. Additionally, larger organizations whose emphasis and experience […]

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Reduce workers' comp costs

4 Factors Which Can Reduce Your Workers Comp Costs

In September of 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the following regarding workers’ comp costs in the United States: “Employer costs for employee compensation averaged $31.16 per hour worked. Wages and salaries averaged $21.54 per hour worked and accounted for 69.1 percent of these costs, while benefits averaged $9.61 and […]