Tips to Control Workers’ Compensation Costs

Regardless if employees are injured on the job due to their own careless behavior, those accidents are still covered by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. To reduce and/or avoid injury claims, it is crucial to continually promote safety awareness and safe work habits. To enhance workplace safety and improve employees’ quality of life, as well as the company’s bottom line, employers can consider some the these ideas:

  • Provide each employee with a workplace safety manual with detailed rules and safe work practices they are expected to follow.
  • Inspect the workplace on a regular basis to identify and correct hazards and monitor use of safety equipment and adherence to safety rules. Reward employees for compliance.
  • Communicate with employees to assure they understand the importance of safety guidelines and solicit their feedback with regard to safety issues and corrections.
  • Develop an effective safety program and consistently enforce safety rules.
  • Post safety reminders in common areas and hold workshops or safety seminars to cover specifics.
  • Provide employees with ergonomic products and protective equipment, and monitor their use.
  • Maintain detailed records of injuries and accidents.
  • Create return-to-work programs to return injured employees to work as soon as possible, even if on a limited basis.
  • Pay extra close attention to activities with high-injury rates.
About Amy Grimmer

Amy Grimmer currently serves as President and CEO of Centripetal Consulting Group (CCG). Grimmer founded the company in 2007 with the concise mission to revolutionize the positive business impact that employers realize through HR Outsourcing. Both CCG clients and its HR services vendor network of HR look to Grimmer and CCG’s associates as a trusted, unbiased resource to understanding the complexity of HR Outsourcing. Grimmer’s vast knowledge of the HR Outsourcing space, CCG’s client focused approach, and the continued rapid growth in the HR Outsourcing industry are all contributing factors to the success of Centripetal Consulting Group.
 
Prior to founding CCG, Amy Grimmer served the human resource outsourcing industry in a business development capacity. Her experience spans several functional HR practice areas including HR Outsourcing Strategy, Payroll/Tax Filing, HRIS and Benefits Administration, Health & Welfare Consulting, Retirement Plans, Workers Compensation, PEO/ASO Arrangements, HR Compliance, and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. Grimmer’s prior employers include Ceridian, ADP, Aerotek, Advantec, and RSM McGladrey Employer Services.
 
Amy Grimmer exhibits extreme passion and dedication to the HR outsourcing industry and is an avid networker, author, and student of her profession. Amy has published several articles, whitepapers, and E-Books on various topics within the HR Outsourcing space.
 
Amy is a graduate of the University of Missouri and holds a BA in Communications and a BA in English. She has completed coursework for her Masters of Business Administration in Human Resource Management at Lindenwood University.

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