After a serious on-the-job injury, workers can face a long and painful road to recovery. As an essentials part of the recovery precess, they are often prescribed narcotics to help manage their pain. While appropriate narcotics use can be extremely beneficial, abuse can lead to problems not just for the injured employee but also for you as the employer.
Workers' Compensation and the Aging Workforce
Older Americans continue to delay their retirement or reenter the workforce to supplement their income and combat the effects of a down econmy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workers between the ages of 55 and 64 is estimated to climb to 29.3 million by 2020 and make up almost 18 percent of the labor force. This increase in older workers introduces the need to understand the risks associated with this age group, and as a result, effectively manage their potentially costly workers’ compensation claims.
OSHA Reminder: Post your OSHA log summary by February 1
It’s that time of year: February 1 marks the deadline for you to tabulate your annual OSHA Log Summary (OSHA Form 300A) and post it in a common are wherever notices to employees are usually posted.