Direct and Indirect Costs of Workplace Injury

2023-08-30T10:42:44-04:00August 29th, 2023|2023, Employee Wellness Programs|

Workplace Injury Costs When workplace injuries occur, it’s easy to see the immediate and direct costs, but there are a multitude of ongoing and indirect costs that should also be taken into account. Indirect costs can be three to [...]

Why NARFA AICC Members Win At Controlling Workers Compensation Costs

2023-08-31T12:36:53-04:00August 29th, 2023|2023, Workers Compensation|

The Workers’ Compensation market could currently best be characterized as stable, but changes in the nation’s workforce—coupled with rapid-fire technological advancements—threaten to upset the balance of the industry. The automotive, roads, fuel, and related industries have unique needs when [...]

Safety Department and Human Resources Roles in Maintaining a Strong Safety Culture

2023-07-21T11:29:07-04:00July 18th, 2023|2023, Workers Compensation|

The following piece is based on the experiences of one of the NARFA Loss Control Specialists. The Automotive Industries Compensation Corporation (AICC) in Massachusetts provides members with one of the best workers compensation programs in the country. From unlimited [...]

How to Create an Effective Company Safety Committee

2023-07-21T11:26:19-04:00July 18th, 2023|2023, Employee Wellness Programs, Safety Tips|

Creating a culture of safety within a workplace begins and ends with the implementation of a quality company safety committee. Businesses both large and small utilize these committees to communicate company safety policies, reinforce company safety protocol, and educate [...]

Labor Update: DOL Clarifies Upcoming Changes to the Form ETA 9089

2023-04-26T09:19:45-04:00April 25th, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News|

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) recently held webinars to guide users on upcoming changes to the Form ETA 9089. The objective of these changes is to streamline and standardize the information that [...]

Safety as a Core Value in the Workplace: Its All About Leadership

2023-04-17T11:10:07-04:00April 5th, 2023|2023, Employee Benefits, Labor News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

An effective safety culture is widely accepted as an essential component in the development and implementation of any program supporting safety in the workplace. The safety culture reflects the attitudes, perceptions, values, and beliefs that all employees within the [...]

Mental Health: How Employee Assistance Programs Can Help Staff Stay Mentally Healthy

2023-04-17T11:10:08-04:00March 28th, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Benefits|

Employee assistance programs, or EAPs, provide a win-win solution for both employees and organizations. By offering access to mental health assistance programs such as therapy services, and short-term counseling sessions, EAPs enable employees to take care of their mental [...]

White House 2024 Budget Raises OSHA Funding by 17%: What Does This Mean?

2023-04-17T11:10:09-04:00March 20th, 2023|2023, General Industry News, Labor News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Brief: President Joe Biden’s proposed fiscal year 2024 budget would increase funding for OSHA by $106.4 million, or 17%, to $738.7 million. As part of the increase, the agency seeks to create 432 new full-time positions, a 21% increase from 2023’s [...]

National Ladder Safety Month 2023: Three Considerations for Selecting the Correct Ladder

2023-04-17T11:10:09-04:00March 20th, 2023|2023, General Industry News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

March is National Ladder Safety Month, let’s look at ladder selection. Before you get started on your next project, you have to choose a ladder, but how do you know what type to choose? With different types and materials [...]

Company Safety Policies Need Management Commitment—6 Tips to a Safer Worksite

2023-04-17T11:10:10-04:00February 24th, 2023|2023, Safety Tips|

Editors Note: Each anecdote has been taken from the archives of NARFA’s Automotive Industries Compensation Corporation (AICC) program and is designed to help inform, prepare, and protect businesses and their people from the everyday hazards within their workplace [...]