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Workers’ Compensation Related Articles Designed to Promote Safety Culture & Prevent Employee Injuries 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Learning From Our Pasts: A Claims Review of 2023

Monday, March 11, 2024

Four times a year the NYS Rating Board sends out citations to employers throughout the state for violations of Industrial Code Rule 59. Despite being in existence for over 20 years, the rule is often unheard of and confusing...

Monday, March 11, 2024

After a COVID-19-induced hiatus, the NYS Dept. of Labor resumed issuing citations for Industrial Code Rule 59, requiring employers with an EMR over 1.20 to undergo safety consultations focusing on workplace manuals, policies and procedures.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The purpose of the NY HERO Act is to protect employees against exposure and disease during a future airborne infectious disease outbreak. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

With the push to return to work after the COVID-19 epidemic, there is a lot of talk about cleaning and disinfection. Cleaning and disinfection requires cleaning chemicals, some of them new to a particular workplace.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

What is a Workers' Compensation Safety Group? Most employers feel like workers’ compensation is another tax, only with more headaches. Luckily, there’s some good news.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Pain Reduction for Employees Standing for Long Hours Footwear in the workplace is crucial. Employers should encourage employees to make educated decisions on choosing footwear that will be comfortable for working long periods of time...

Friday, February 16, 2024

Each January, we receive numerous inquiries from clients regarding OSHA record-keeping and the required submissions for the previous year. OSHA record-keeping can be intricate, with varying requirements based on industry and employee...

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Exclusive Offer to Members: NYSHFA | NYSCAL, a statewide organization representing over 450 skilled nursing and assisted living providers has partnered with the Friedlander Group to provide low-cost workers' compensation insurance.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Using proper ergonomics can help prevent injuries that occur from awkward positions, repetitive motion, and poor lifting techniques. Share these tips with your employees to prevent an injury and workers' compensation claim!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

In less than 30 seconds a small fire can turn into a major flame. Yet, the average response time for a fire department in the United States is 5 minutes, 20 seconds.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Winter Workplace Safety: Protocols and Practices Not only can winter conditions make working uncomfortable, but they can also pose new hazards to employees. Hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, slips, trips, and injuries from...

Monday, December 11, 2023

Since 2012, the Friedlander Group's Fraud Solutions (SWAT) team has saved clients over $20 million by tackling workers' compensation fraud.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

NYSHFA | NYSCAL announces the establishment of a proposed Workers’ Compensation Safety Group managed by Friedlander Healthcare Providers Insurance Services

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

2021 Restaurant Workers' Compensation Claims Friedlander Group completed an analysis of the 2021 United Restaurants of New York Workers' Compensation Claims.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

2021 Retail Group Workers' Comp Claims Friedlander Group completed an analysis of the 2021 Retail Group of New York Workers' Compensation Claims to come up with the most frequent and costly claims.  In 2021, The Retail Group...

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

2021 Wholesale Group Claims Friedlander Group completed an analysis of the 2021 Wholesale Group of New York Workers' Compensation Claims to come up with the most frequent and costly claims. In 2021, The Wholesale Group had 267 members....

Thursday, October 7, 2021

As we happily move into fall with a warm welcome of everything pumpkin, employers should keep a careful eye out for the new set of workplace hazards that come with the change of season and can lead to a workers' compensation claim....

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

There are a number of workplace exposures that can result in fatalities. The two most common and most talked about are falls and motor vehicle accidents. But, there is another exposure that millions of workers face that is not talked...

Monday, February 22, 2021

Use the tips below to prevent some of the most common employee injuries and to prevent a workers' compensation claim! 1. Walking both upstairs and downstairs can create slip, trip, and fall hazards. 2. Use gloves when listing heavy...

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID Pandemic many food service employers have created or amplified their takeout and delivery operations, rather then having customers dine-in. With the increase in dine-out options, some safety concerns...

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Employee Handout [Printable PDF] Winter snow storms bring a variety of challenges to employee safety. Driving becomes more dangerous, slips and falls are common, and even snow removal can be extremely hazardous. Most of the snow...

Thursday, December 3, 2020

As we head into the end of the year, OSHA recordkeeping rules are always on the minds of employers and HR professionals. OSHA recordkeeping rules should not be seen as a burden, but an opportunity to learn from prior mistakes, improve...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Many organizations trying to achieve the goal of zero injuries will implement a Safety Committee. Follow our guide for organizing a successful and effective Safety Committee to work towards zero injuries and lower workers' compensation.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Outdoor heaters are going to be a vital tool for restaurants to keep outdoor diners comfortable through the fall and possibly into the winter. There are a few things to look at when choosing a heater. Choosing an Outdoor Heater The...

Monday, October 19, 2020

Employers in New York must have workers' compensation coverage for all employees under the New York State Workers' Compensation Law. This law has very few exceptions and includes part-time employees and family members employed by the...

Friday, October 2, 2020

Forklift Safety Training OSHA reports that every year there are an average of 85 deaths from forklift accidents and almost 35,000 serious injuries. Yet, OSHA requirements pertaining to forklifts are often overlooked in small...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In this newsletter we are going to talk about hand safety in commercial kitchens. Friedlander Group We recently looked at claims data for United Restaurants of New York Safety Group, a group of food service companies in New York State....

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Employee Handout [Printable PDF] For many of the industries that Friedlander Group works with, materials handling claims make up the 1st or 2nd most frequent and expensive types of claims. Many of these claims are the result of lifting...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

As most employers have probably realized The New York Workers’ Compensation system can seem complicated at times, especially with the amount of paperwork required. There are actually 30 different forms within the system, but...

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Regardless of where we work, we all rely on electricity to help us perform in the workplace. Share these tips with your employees to prveent a possible injury and workers' compensation claim!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Employers are always struggling to find ways to increase their bottom line, but often overlook a very simple and effective approach: Improving Employee Safety. Companies can that effectively communicate & implement safety as an...

Monday, June 15, 2020

There are a number of workplace exposures that can result in fatalities. The two most common and most talked about are falls and motor vehicle accidents. But, there is another exposure that millions of workers face that is not talked...

Friday, June 5, 2020

As restaurants return to work with outdoor seating there are a few things that employers should keep in mind to prevent injuries and possible workers' compensation claims. FALL HAZARDS Problem: Slips, Trips and Falls account for 25%...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Understanding your experience mod is essential for managing your cost of workers’ comp since it can significantly impact your premiums in painful or helpful ways! Basically, your experience mod is calculated by comparing the...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

With countless employees working from home, employers and employees should be aware of the safety concerns. Working from one’s bed or the couch may seem like a comfortable solution but doing this for extended periods of time can...

Monday, February 10, 2020

Employers know that unfortunately workplace accidents happen, employee injuries occur, and workers’ compensation claims need to be reported. During the time after a claim, it can not only be a very stressful time for the injured...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

What exactly is Workers’ Compensation? Well, it’s a type of insurance that employers purchase to protect themselves and their employees from financial loss in case of a workplace injury or illness. For instance, say one of...

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Snowblowers can be very efficient when removing snow from your property and in avoiding employee back injuries. However, they do present some hazards which users should always remain aware of! Share our Snow Blower safety tips with...

Friday, December 20, 2019

Employees working in winter weather become susceptible to cold-related illnesses as temperatures start to drop and wind chill picks up. These cold-related conditions can be avoidable if you take precautionary measures and monitor...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Even though clerical jobs do not seem like they are hazardous, they come with their own set of health risks. According to statistics from OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 1/3 of all workplace injuries are the...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Have you ever seen a group of 500 construction workers gather at 7 am to participate in a morning stretch? The project site managers at the Milwaukee Bucks Arena recognized the importance of a daily employee workplace stretching...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Fall not only brings spooky skeletons and apple cider donuts but many seasonal safety hazards that can put your employees at risk in both the workplace and outside of their professional setting. Share these 5 Autumn Safety Tips with...

Thursday, August 29, 2019

With the American civilian labor workforce now reaching 160 million people, Labor Day is a celebration across the nation! To honor and commend their employees, organizations typically assign Labor Day as a paid holiday. But some...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

According to OSHA, 70% of all employee cuts & lacerations are to the hands and fingers! By sharing some simple rules and reminders you can dramatically help decrease the chances of a possible injury. Print the handout below and...

Monday, July 15, 2019

June 2019 has been the hottest month ever in recorded history! With these extreme temperatures, it is imperative to be aware of the dangers heat-related illnesses pose to your employees. Heat stress, from exertion or hot environments,...

Monday, July 15, 2019

In 2016 alone 16,890 workers were reported victims of non-fatal workplace violence. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017) Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical attack, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening...

Monday, July 1, 2019

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the leading cause of job fatalities in the United States is Traffic Accidents. In light of that alarming report, employers should be aware that their responsibilities not only lie in...

Monday, May 6, 2019

Leading Wholesale Workers' Compensation Claims - Friedlander Group analyzed hundreds of wholesale clients workers' compensation claims valued at $11.25 million to determine the 3 Leading Types of Wholesalers Workers Compensation Claims....

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Successful organizations have a few key practices to help them achieve the ultimate goal of zero safety-related employee incidents and zero workers' compensation claims. One of these key practices is conducting Incident Investigations....

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ladders are one of the most common pieces of equipment found in any workplace setting. Yet, many do not realize the risks using a ladder may impose. It is important to remember that they are a safety hazard and should be used with...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Leading Restaurant Workers' Compensation Claims Friedlander Group analyzed thousands of restaurant clients workers' compensation claims from valued at $135 million to determine the Leading Restaurant Workers Compensation Claims. The 5...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The National Safety Council estimates that 25% of all workplace injuries are due to manual lifting! Manual lifting is typically thought of as picking up and carrying ocjects, but in fact it is defined as any activity requiring the use...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Winter weather can exacerbate the likelihood of the most-frequent claim causing injury: Slips, Trips, and Falls. As a result of snow and ice, traction is drastically decreased between the ground and soles of one’s shoes therefor...