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Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting – Safety

Comprehensive workers' compensation and risk management services

Improving workplace safety is a critical component to your overall workers’ compensation strategy. However, there is much more to controlling the costs of workers’ compensation that simply preventing accidents and injuries. Our Associated Comp Advisors team of insurance and risk management specialists can help your organization implement a comprehensive workers’ compensation program designed to prevent and manage workplace injuries, and lower controllable costs.

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PREVENT INJURIES

Creating a safe work environment is the first step in reducing workplace injuries. Associated Comp Advisors can assist you with your safety and loss control efforts.

  • Conduct periodic and required compliance safety training
  • Implement hiring best practices
  • Improve safety and communication and create a positive work environment
  • Use safety audits to identify safety hazards and blind-spots and recommend solutions
  • Develop customized accident investigation process
  • Provide guidance and assist client with active OSHA investigations
  • Access to the Safety Hotline, staffed by specialists in safety management and risk control
  • Access to Associated Compass, an online advanced learning management system
 
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The latest news and information on workers' compensation, risk management, and loss control.

It’s the PITs: The Powered Industrial Truck standard is #7 on OSHA’s naughty list

In fiscal year 2018, OSHA issued over 2,000 citations and more than $6 million in total penalties for violations of the Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) standard. PIT use presents many potential hazards, including property damage and driver and pedestrian injury or fatality. OSHA statistics indicate that there are roughly 85 forklift fatalities and 34,900 serious injuries each year. To address potential hazards, OSHA developed a comprehensive PIT standard that addresses operator training, maintenance and inspection, and safe operation. Key elements of each of these components are outlined in this article.

Prepare for flooding this spring

You’ve seen the headlines about record flooding and weather forecasts warning us to be prepared. As the snow melts and ground thaws, how serious is the risk, and what should you do to protect your property and family? Aside from insurance, there are other ways you can prevent your basement from suffering water damage. Take the following steps to prevent loss of property and valuables.

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FINANCE INJURIES

Your experience mod determines how much you pay for workers’ compensation. Associated Comp Advisors can help you manage the controllable factors that go into experience mod and premium calculations.

  • Review payroll audit for errors and recommend solutions
  • Examine mod worksheets for errors, recommend solutions and provide projected mod
  • Negotiate scheduled credits with carrier
  • Review insurance market and select carrier
  • Analyze plan financing options and make recommendations
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MANAGE INJURIES

Despite your best efforts, sometimes accidents happen. What happens next can determine whether a claim has a positive or negative outcome for you and the injured employee. Associated Comp Advisors can assist you with quickly and safely getting your injured employees back to work, reducing workers’ compensation costs and employee turnover, and increasing productivity.

  • Conduct training with managers and supervisors on return to work and accident investigation
  • Implement comprehensive return-to-work strategy
  • 24/7 access to work injury triage and reporting hotline
  • Establish clinic relationships and provide work comp training to physicians
  • Conduct claim exposure analysis and attend mediations
  • Troubleshoot open claims and negotiate reserves
  • Provide accident investigation support
  • Assist in fraudulent claims investigations
  • Access to online injury reporting tool to assist with claims submission and OSHA reporting
  • Access to law-degreed HR specialists to assist with workers’ compensation compliance and employment liability questions and concerns
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CLIENT ACCESS

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Client access portal for reporting workplace injuries, OSHA logs, etc.