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Integrity Staffing Solutions Shines for Safety

Integrity Staffing Solutions has been recognized by the American Staffing Association (ASA) for its outstanding dedication to safety. It's earned the Safety Standard and Excellence mark for its successful participation in the program. The recognition demonstrates...

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Safe Driving Practices Falling Through the Cracks

According to a recent study on automotive fleet companies, safe driving policy does not match practices. A study by SambaSafety, concluded that while 80% of automotive fleet companies say driver safety is there main priority, the stats don't back it up. 70% don't...

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National Safety Week: A Good Time to Lower Work Comp Costs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is promoting safety in the month of June. June 12-18 is Safe+Sound Week, the goal being to encourage industries of all stripes to promote the importance of work safety. OSHA points out that a successful safety program...

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Will the Feds Set Standards on Opioid Use?

In our last blog we discussed the spike in drug use in workplace, including the use of opioids. Starting in August, the U.S. Department of Labor's Division of Federal Employees' Compensation will phase in prescribing guidelines for opioids for work injuries. These...

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Drug Use in the Workplace Is Spiking

The good news from a recent study is that opioid use in the workplace is actually going down. Unfortunately, employees continue to use marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine at alarming rates. Employees testing positive for marijuana climbed from 2.4% in 2015 to 2.6%...

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Will the Gig Economy Provide Workers’ Comp?

If states serve as laboratories for future federal policies, South Carolina one that is blazing the trail for workers' comp coverage for the gig economy. Currently, Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services don't provide mandatory workers' compensation for drivers injured...

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Does Provider Choice Lower Costs?

If you think letting your employees choose their workers' comp providers versus a system where the employer controls provider choice makes a significant difference in costs, think again. According to research done by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute,...

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Can Working Faster Cause More Injuries?

According to a recent survey, the answer is unknown. But it does show that task completion takes precedence over safety. The National Safety Council surveyed 2,000 workers in two dozen industries and found that 36% strongly or somewhat agreed that safety was secondary...

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IS TRUMP ACA Going the Way of Work Comp?

While Trumps ACA reform is all the buzz on the "Hill" these days, it does appear that the ACA 2.0 will follow in the foot steps of the evolution of work comp. Originally the The Federal Government wanted employees to have workers' comp protection, but ultimately left...

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Will Active Work Stations Lower Workers’ Comp Costs?

Staffing companies might have to start considering the premium pricing for active work stations. Whether at work or at home, employees are starting to integrate treadmills and ergonomic desks into the workstations. This is an emerging trend with little data to show,...

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Workers’ Comp Is the Exclusive Except When…

It's rare, but it can happen. An injured worker can sue an employer outside the workers' comp system. The exclusive remedy prevents civil suits in exchange for the employer paying all benefits to cover a work related injury. Civil damages will pay much more than a...

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Return-to-Work: Psychosocial Issues Are the Biggest Barrier

The psychosocial impact of injuries can slow down recovery and even delay return-to-work after a workers' comp injury. In fact, psychosocial factors, not medical costs or other treatment factors, are the greatest impediment to injured workers regaining their former...

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