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Interview: National Underwriter Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Winners

In this video, published on National Underwriter/PC 360’s website, Mark Walls, VP of Communications & Strategic Analysis, and Kimberly George of Sedgwick interview the three winners of the National Underwriter Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award, presented at WCI’s annual conference. View the full interview here.

Successful Safe Patient Handling Programs for First Responders

From a risk management perspective, patient handling injuries to first responders remain a frequent and severe source of loss and expense to public entities. This reality is indicative of the need for cultural changes that will result in first responders consistently using body mechanics and equipment properly; even in the…

Workplace Violence: Assessment & Response

Over 2 million workers are victims of violence every year. In their latest article on WorkersCompensation.com, Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, and Kimberly George, Senior Vice President and Senior Healthcare Adviser at Sedgwick, share tangible tips on how to assess, train and respond to violence in the…

Workforce Wellbeing: Bridging Health and Productivity

Programs that focus equally on the personal health of employees and their professional productivity needs are becoming essential to help companies attract and retain talent. In their latest article, Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, and Kimberly George, Senior Vice President and Senior Healthcare Adviser at Sedgwick, share…

Top OSHA Trends Facing Employers

OSHA is in somewhat of a holding pattern while it awaits a new administrator. Nevertheless, now is not the time for employers to let their guards down. Don Enke, Assistant Vice President Risk Services, discusses what employers learned from the Trump administration’s first year in office and what we could…

Trends Identified in Large Work Comp Losses: A Carrier’s Perspective

High dollar workers’ compensation claims are rare, but they can be extremely costly and have a significant impact on an employer’s workers’ compensation costs. Because self-insured claims data is not reported to agencies like NCCI, Safety National’s data can offer a unique perspective that others cannot provide. Mark Walls, Vice…

Impact of Natural Disasters on Risk Management

The impact of natural disasters goes far beyond property damage. See how disasters can dramatically impact your workforce, supply chain & business operations in this latest article by Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, and Kimberly George, Senior Vice President and Senior Healthcare Adviser at Sedgwick. View the article…

Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management

In their latest article, Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, and Kimberly George, Senior Vice President and Senior Healthcare Adviser at Sedgwick, argue that the workers’ compensation industry’s drugs-first approach to chronic pain needs to be replaced with a hard look at psychological factors. View the full article here.

Tom Hebson — Captive Insurance Person of Interest

Since many captive insurers were initially formed to provide workers’ compensation insurance, Captive.com interviewed Tom Hebson, Vice President of Large Guaranteed Cost Workers’ Compensation & Captive Services, to get his take on the current state of the market. View the full article here.

2018 Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch

Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, joined forces with Kimberly George, Senior Vice President and Senior Healthcare Adviser at Sedgwick, to identify 20 important workers’ compensation trends that should be on everyone’s radar for 2018. View the full article on Insurance Thought Leadership.  

Holiday Hurry Leads to Workers’ Comp Flurry

The holiday season’s demands on the retail, packing and shipping sectors elevate workers’ compensation risks. Don Enke, Assistant Vice President – Risk Control, spoke with Business Insurance about the risks related to worker fatigue and insufficient training of seasonal workers. View the full article here.

Lives Reclaimed: Understanding the Hurdles Faced by Injured Workers

In this article, published in National Underwriter/PC 360, Mark Walls, VP of Communications & Strategic Analysis, partners with Kimberly George of Sedgwick to highlight three personal stories of injured workers who, with the right care, were empowered to achieve positive outcomes. View the full article here.