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Workers’ Comp & Safety News – December 2014
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Volume 12, Number 6
The Risks of Sitting So much for office work being safe. In today’s office, many workers can spend more than half of their work day sitting…and scientists are finding that sitting for prolonged periods of time increases health risks. Read on for details.
Retrospective Rating Plans Retro rating plans have been around for years. How do they work, and do they make sense for your company’s workers’ comp program? Read on for details.
Ebola in the Workplace As this issue went to press, only a few confirmed cases of Ebola existed in the U.S. What happens if it spreads? Read on for details.
Managing the Risks of Crowds In 2008, a retail worker died from being trampled during a holiday sale event. OSHA has sent letters to major retailers to remind employers about the potential hazards of large crowds at retail stores during the holiday season. Read on for details.
This Just In…
Implementing a bonus program for achieving safety goals can help raise awareness of your safety program and increase compliance. Employees who receive tangible personal property (other than cash, a gift certificate, or an equivalent item) as an award for length of service or safety achievement can generally exclude these items from income. However, the excludable amount cannot exceed $1,600 ($400 for awards that are not qualified plan awards) for all such awards received during the year.