Oh no! Your best worker is injured on the job. Besides being the company’s duty to provide workers compensation, it is also crucial to get the employee back into the workplace as soon as possible. As a business owner in Massachusetts, a return to work (RTW) program may be the most effective way of dealing with an injured employee and doing so. Here are five steps that are absolutely necessary for creating an effective RTW program. #1: Recruit a return-to-work team to be responsible for the program. Together, this team can develop a policy that reflects the company’s commitment, expectations, … Continue reading How to Create Effective Return to Work Programs in Massachusetts
A few weeks ago, we discussed a variety of hazards that affect warehouse workers each year, from the improper use of equipment to poor respiratory protection. It is no secret that warehouse workers put their lives at risk each day, especially when you take a look at statistics. Did you know that the fatal injury rate for warehouse workers is higher than the national average for workers in ALL industries? That is quite an eye-opener! As promised, our agency is ready to focus on a few of these hazards and provide a few safety tips that may end up … Continue reading Forklift Safety in the Warehouse
Generally speaking, most Massachusetts business owners cannot get out of purchasing workers compensation. Whether you have one employee or 100, workers comp is a necessity. This week, we would like to discuss a few of the coverage benefits of workers compensation. Soon, you will see just how valuable this policy is! First, a workers’ compensation policy is designed to provide benefits to employees for job-related injuries, illness or deaths mandated by state law in states where employees live and are hired. The policy will include coverage for: death benefits, medical expenses, loss income, rehabilitation benefits and transportation expenses. To go … Continue reading What are the Coverage Benefits of Workers Compensation?
Do you work in a warehouse? This blog is specifically aimed towards you! According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 145,000 people work in over 7,000 warehouses. Alongside that statistic, the fatal injury rate for the warehousing injury is higher than the national average for ALL industries. With such alarming stats, our agency has taken it upon ourselves to point out these hazards and the solutions to them. Over the next few weeks, we will be going in further depth, from forklift safety to correcting poor ergonomics. This week, we are here to point out a … Continue reading ATTENTION Warehouse Workers: Possible Hazards in the Workplace