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April 14, 2022
Lisa Orr
senior human factors consultant
Ergonomics at work: creating a safer environment at home and in the office

The rapid shift to work-from-home arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many remote work setups were quickly put together without long-term considerations in mind. Given that two years have passed since the start of the pandemic, now i…

April 14, 2022 by Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant
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March 08, 2022
Adam Morell, JD
assistant vice president, product compliance
Work from home, vaccine and litigation trends in 2022

The crystal ball for the remainder of 2022 shows us that trends around work from home, vaccine mandates and litigation are sure to evolve. How can employers prepare? Work from home: A game changer for employees with a disability Before the pa…

March 08, 2022 by Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance
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January 17, 2022
Max Koonce, Chief claims officer and Bryon Bass, SVP workforce absence
Vaccine mandate ruling points employers back to state and local guidance

On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden Administration from implementing and enforcing a vaccine mandate on large businesses (defined as those with 100 or more employees). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), w…

January 17, 2022 by Max Koonce, Chief claims officer and Bryon Bass, SVP workforce absence
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May 07, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
Virtual Wellness ZENter: Medical marijuana, hazy health and cloudy compliance

Has it ever been more important to be mindful, stay present and set a clear path for health and wellness than it is right now? For this year’s RIMS 2020 conference, Sedgwick had planned to invite attendees to join us in the annual Wellness ZENter, a …

May 07, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
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March 13, 2020
Coronavirus update: OSHA recordkeeping guidance

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has understandably captured the world’s attention. Here at Sedgwick, we are keeping a close eye on the situation and the resulting impact to our clients, including Occupational Safety and Health …

March 13, 2020
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August 25, 2017
William Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
A “magic bullet” to reduce workers’ compensation costs?

Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” system. Every state has laws and regulations mandating the prompt reporting of all injuries and accidents. Most of these laws are in place to protect the rights and benefits of injured workers. What many employ…

August 25, 2017 by William Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
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April 07, 2017
Malcolm Dodge
VP risk services
Congressional resolution limits timeframe for OSHA citations

In our Insights for 2017 forecast released earlier this year, one area in which we anticipated significant changes affecting employers was the regulatory arena. That prediction came true this week with the approval of a congressional resolution lim…

April 07, 2017 by Malcolm Dodge, VP risk services
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April 28, 2016
Workers’ Memorial Day

Today is Workers’ Memorial Day, an annual international observance to pay tribute to workers who have died or experienced exposures to hazards on the job. Thanks to the efforts of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and talent…

April 28, 2016
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January 07, 2016
Joe Daly, Director Technical Performance
Preventing workplace assaults in healthcare

OSHA offers suggestions for preventing workplace assaults in healthcare settings. (image courtesy of OSHA.gov) Despite several unfortunate and tragic instances in the news recently, workplace violence rates as a whole have been declining. Accordin…

January 07, 2016 by Joe Daly, Director Technical Performance
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January 07, 2015
Malcolm Dodge
VP risk services
New Year brings new changes to OSHA

New OSHA reporting requirements in effect Jan. 1, 2015 The U.S. Department of Labor announced revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recordkeeping rule, including an expansion of the list of severe work-related injuries tha…

January 07, 2015 by Malcolm Dodge, VP risk services
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November 19, 2014
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
Ebola: What you need to know

The possible spread of the Ebola virus to persons in the United States has raised concerns regarding the handling of insurance claims that might result from this disease. As the leading North American provider of claims management services, S…

November 19, 2014 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
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July 23, 2014
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
Employee stress and mental health issues – what are employers’ obligations?

Stress in the workplace is a public health issue that the World Health Organization called the “health epidemic of the 21st century.” According to the 2013 Stress in the Workplace national survey by the American Psychological Association, 65% of U.S…

July 23, 2014 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
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