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Impairment Rating Benefit Caps: Here’s What You Should Know
April 30, 2015

In light of our recent blog series on what doctors should be relying on when making impairment or disability ratings for injured workers, we thought it would be a good time to highlight just how different ratings can impact benefit…
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Today Is National Workers’ Memorial Day
April 28, 2015

April 28th marks National Workers’ Memorial Day, which is dedicated to honoring workers who have died on the job while affirming the commitment to fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all employees in the U.S. Established in 1971 by…
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5 CDWC Guidelines for Making Impairment Ratings (Pt. 2)
April 22, 2015

Resuming 5 CDWC Guidelines for Making Impairment Ratings (Pt. 1), here, we will continue pointing out the main principles that doctors should rely on when making impairment ratings for injured workers, according to the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation (CDWC)….
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5 CDWC Guidelines for Making Impairment Ratings (Pt. 1)
April 18, 2015

Once injured workers have been deemed to have reached their maximum medical improvement (MMI), they will be granted an “impairment rating” by their doctors. This impairment rating, which may also be referred to as a disability rating, should reflect the…
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Protecting Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence: Updated OSHA Guidelines (Pt. 2)
April 14, 2015

Resuming Protecting Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence: Updated OSHA Guidelines (Pt. 1), here, we will continue pointing out some of the specific changes OSHA has made to its publication, Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers….
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Protecting Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence: Updated OSHA Guidelines (Pt. 1)
April 10, 2015

More than 70 percent of assaults that occur in workplaces impact healthcare and social service workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This makes healthcare and social service workers nearly four times as likely to be hurt by…
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Hospital Workplace Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 3)
April 5, 2015

Wrapping up our blog series Hospital Workplace Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know, below, we will conclude this discussion by shifting our focus to how hospital health care workers can stay safe on the job and what hospitals can do…
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Hospital Workplace Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 2)
March 31, 2015

Resuming Hospital Workplace Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 1), below, we’ll take a closer look at how hospital workers are most often getting hurt at work, as well as what the more common risk factors are for these…
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Hospital Workplace Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 1)
March 27, 2015

While we rely on hospitals for essential medical care, these facilities can actually present serious risks to their workers, paradoxically causing them to get hurt within the very facilities that are intended for healing. What may be more surprising than…
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Workplace Injuries and Income Inequality Linked in OSHA Paper
March 23, 2015

Coinciding with a recently released ProPublica report regarding the failures of workers comp “reforms,” officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have also published a paper, underscoring some of the serious problems injured workers face in light of…
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