The Dwindling Disability Trust
By Cyril Tuohy
With the government's disability insurance fund headed for exhaustion, is it time to "go Dutch" between employers and the federal government?
By WorkersComp Forum of Risk & Insurance®
Fatigue -- described as a decreased state of alertness -- may impair a worker's safety, health and productivity, costing employers billions of dollars each year.
Preventing Needless Disability
Why do some workers find themselves permanently disabled when medical evidence suggests they should be able to recover from their injuries? Understanding neuroscience may offer a solution.
Fatigued employees are more prone to increased accidents and decreased productivity. How well are your employees sleeping? Employers seeking to reduce their workers' comp costs may want to find out.
By Carol Patton
Creative recruitment programs help employers build diversity into their organizations by taking advantage of the under-used talents of disabled workers. HR should also make sure collaborative discussions are held with the recruiter, hiring manager and candidate about long-term career goals and whether accommodations will be necessary to smooth that career path.