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OSHA Update – Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Illnesses and Injuries

December 29, 2016 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued several new rules changing the requirements for how employers report injuries.  Electronic Recordkeeping: Starting in January, “establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries must electronically submit information from their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. These same employers will be required…
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2016 OSHA Seminar Recap

November 1, 2016: On Thursday, October 20th Diversified Insurance Solutions hosted their fourth and final seminar in their 2016 Education Series: OSHA Updates for 2016. The event was held at the Midway Hotel & Suites and featured OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist Jim Lutz as the speaker. Jim’s presentation covered a number of important OSHA issues…
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Diversified Risk Management Services

September 15, 2016: Diversified Insurance Solutions’ Risk Management Department has successfully been partnering with our clients for years to implement safety programs and procedures to help protect employees and lower the cost of insurance. Our dedicated risk management professionals are committed to finding the solutions unique to our client’s needs. According to our client, Lake…
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Delayed Reporting Can Increase Work Comp Claim Costs

May 31, 2016: Did you know that failure to report a work comp claim promptly can result in the claim cost increasing by over 50% according to a 2015 NCCI study? This study also shows that claims reported the day of an accident involve litigation only 12.8% of the time as opposed to 31.7% of…
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Protecting You and Your Employees from Heat-Related Illnesses

May 26, 2016: Did you know that from 1999 to 2009 there were 7,233 heat-related deaths in the United States and studies show that this number is expected to rise? The three groups of people most susceptible to extreme heat are young children, the elderly and construction workers. With the hottest months right around the…
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Changes to the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law

Recently, the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate passed a bill approved by the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Council that makes several changes to the existing Worker’s Compensation Law. Assembly Bill 724 contains over 20 new provisions and will take affect (assuming Gov. Walker signs the bill into law) in the beginning of April. Some of these…
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Keeping Sidewalks and Parking Lots Safe This Winter

Every winter thousands of people across the country are injured slipping and falling on snow and ice. Some of these injuries are unavoidable, but most are preventable if you follow proper protocol to keep your business’s walkways and parking lots as free from snow and ice as possible. Insurance companies across the country will attest…
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