Occupational Medicine

5 Surprising Conditions That Can Impact a DOT CDL Physical

The DOT Physical is one of the most important qualifications for any CDL driver. It ensures both the safety of the CDL holder and the other drivers who share the road. There are basic medical requirements all drivers must meet, including: 20/40 correctable vision, meaning the driver can wear eye […]

Surprising Conditions for DOT Medical Exam

Employee Wellness Programs

How Workplace Wellness Can Reduce Workers’ Comp Costs

Today’s working population has an average age of 42 and approximately 10 percent of Americans are living with chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma and more. Obesity coupled with the fact that people are more sedentary, highlight a growing need for business owners to take proactive measures to improve the overall […]

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 […]

Reporting BWC Claims

Selecting DOT Consortium

10 Must-Know Qualifications for Selecting a DOT Consortium

Many employers we speak to understand the importance and necessity of drug testing their drivers. However, many do not know where to start because the implementation of a drug misuse program can be a huge undertaking for companies of any size. A successful and compliant drug program involves strategic planning, […]

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 […]

Reduce your workers' comp costs

Hire the Right CDL Driver

How to Select the Right Truck Driver for Your Business

The shortage of quality drivers has plagued the trucking industry for years and has been attributed to several factors. Business growth, retiring drivers and fewer young people choosing a career in commercial driving are a few, however, driver turn over seems to be the most harmful to companies. How to […]

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Drug Screens

Substance and alcohol abuse can potentially cost businesses between $7,000 and $15,000 per year as substance abusers typically have more sick days, lower productivity and are at a higher risk for causing or being involved in work-related accidents. While many employers understand the importance of proper drug screening of their workers, there […]

Drug Testing FAQ

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 […]

Evaluate your bwc provider

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 […]