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Injury Rates Still Dropping Even as Older Workers Take Larger Share of Workforce

Injury rates may be down, but when an injury does occur, it is more likely to turn into a costly developmental claim. Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, discusses the “mega claims” trend in his latest interview with Carrier Management. View the full article here.

How to Approach the Future of Work

Many of us think primarily about technology and automation when considering the future of work, but people will remain a critical component of the equation as well. The workers’ compensation industry will not only be challenged with talent attraction and retention, but it will also have to respond to evolving…

An Open Letter to College Graduates from Mark Wilhelm, CEO

Dear College Graduate, You have earned a college degree – congratulations! The hard work and determination you employed to reach this milestone will serve you well throughout your professional career. When you are choosing a path for your professional life, do not underestimate how interesting and rewarding a career in…

The Rapid Evolution of Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are rapidly evolving and each level of automation poses different risks. Tony Hughes, Commercial Auto Product Manager, breaks it all down in his latest article featured on Insurance Thought Leadership. View the full article here.

Mega Claims Show the Value of Workers’ Compensation

The idea of a $10 million workers’ compensation claim would have been shocking just a few years ago. Now, a $40 million claim isn’t all that surprising. So-called ‘mega claims’ are becoming more numerous and more expensive — or, at least, more discussed. But the outcomes associated with them and…

One Big Yawn? Safety Stands at the Intersection of Fatigue, Automation

As machines take on more tasks previously handled by humans, safety experts say the automation of manufacturing processes may be contributing to workplace fatigue. Vik Ramaswamy, M.S., CIH, Risk Control Manager, discussed this trend with Business Insurance. View the full article here.

Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch in 2019

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 2019. View the full article on Insurance Thought Leadership.

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…