Monday, March 2, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources from Trusted and Reliable Sources

What are the risks of the novel coronavirus (CPVOD-19) impacting your employees and your business? Stay informed with the following trusted and reliable sources for up-to-date guidance and information:
  • The Department of Public Health for your state will provide information specific to your area. Find a link to your state’s public health website here.
     
  • The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) at the University of Utah provides support for the western region and is offering a free online course for employers to stay informed and prepare in the event the virus spreads. Register through their website here.
     
  • At a national level, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides guidance for employers on prevention and mitigation as well as helpful information for employers on their website.
Is illness due to exposure to the COVID-19 virus In the workplace covered by workers’ compensation?
Determining coverage for communicable diseases under workers’ compensation requires a complex analysis of how the governing state law applies to the specific facts of each case.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Most Common Injuries 2019

MOST COMMON INJURIES IN 2019
As we start 2020, it’s a great time to review how to make your workplace safer. Your organization can start by focusing on systems and processes that have the greatest potential to cause injury as well as being aware of the most common injury types. Below are WCF's most frequently reported injury types of 2019. (Click accident type for prevention guides.)

Nature of Injury:
Cut(17%)
Misc.  (13%)

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