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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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Telemedicine: The Next Workers Comp Trend?

Telemedicine may be coming to a state near year. Several legislators in Washington State have introduced SB 5355 expanding the use of telemedicine to improve access to care for injured workers. Currently, SB 5355 is would require the Department of Labor and Industries...

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Marijuana: What To Expect From Trump

For employers, the maze of legal marijuana laws, both medical and recreational, has created potential work hazards and workplace risks. The Trump administration's pronouncements are confusing the matter. During the campaign, he supported states' rights on the issue,...

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Keeping Up with the Changing Workers’ Comp Landscape

There is no telling how much of an impact a Trump presidency will have, but workers' comp remains a state driven system and many of the changes taking place are the result of recent economic and medical developments. These include the increasing use of opioids, part...

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Leaststaff Had A Banner Year in 2016

2016 was a banner year for LeastStaff. We increased our staffing company client base by 20%. Our clients ranged from start ups to larger staffing companies with over 5M in annual payroll. And with our new work comp and G/L solutions, our clients can operate in all...

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How Much Will Trump Policies Affect Temporary Employment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics plans to do a survey next year on the contingency workforce. More people are relying on temporary work, including gig jobs such as Uber and Lyft. This was the case before Donald Trump took office. The question is what impact his polices...

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