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2013 Workers’ Compensation Outlook Symposium–Sept 26, 2013

Carol Keyes, CSP, of CHESS will be speaking again the 2013 Workers’ Compensation Outlook Symposium, sponsored by Minnesota Occupational Health, Minnesota Comp Advisor and Summit Orthopedics. Presenters include: John Kipp:, M.D., J.D.: Board Certified Occupational Health Doctor with Minnesota OccupationalHealth … Continue reading

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Sprains and strains: Spot It. Fix It

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia has developed an interactive online tool to recognize some common musculoskeletal hazards (ergonomic problems) and find the best solution.  It only takes about two minutes to run through the six scenarios.  To give … Continue reading

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Injuries cost more than work comp suggests

I read this OSHA QuickTakes article with interest, and a lot of concern.  The implications of shifting costs is broad-ranging. A recent study from UC Davis shows that almost 80 percent of workplace injuries and illnesses are borne primarily by … Continue reading

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A visit from OSHA can save you money? Maybe.

A study by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries found that OSHA enforcement inspections and consultation visits could be linked to lower workers compensation costs and injury rates, according to an article in a recent OSHA Update. The … Continue reading

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Minnesota Workers Compensation Ombudsman

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has launched a Workers Compensation Ombudsman Program to provide support for employees (injured workers) and small businesses/employers. According to the Department of Labor and Industry press release,    The ombudsman assists small businesses … Continue reading

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CHESS Summer Newsletter: Hot off the press

Check out our summer newsletter with articles on: Preventing heat illness Minnesota State shut down (well, they are now back to work) Federal OSHA updates (OSHA at 40, OSHA brochure on workers’ rights, enforcement guidelines on personal protective equipment) Workers’ … Continue reading

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Symposium: Unveiling the Mystery

On Wednesday, September 22, CHESS will present at the Unveiling the Mystery symposium. This full day educational seminar, aimed at Human Resources Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Risk Managers, and Safety Coordinators, will have the following topics: Workers’ Compensation Experience Mod … Continue reading

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Symposium: Unveiling the Mystery Behind OSHA Inspections

CHESS will be presenting at a symposium on Thursday, August 13 on Unveiling the Mystery Behind OSHA Inspections And Recordkeeping, Occupational Health And The Workers’ Compensation Experience Mod. You will uncover the right strategies to help improve your company’s bottom … Continue reading

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