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Motor Vehicle Accidents - Supporting Employees and Their Families: High Cost Claimants Webinar Series Part IX
This webinar slide presentation features information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the scope and impact of motor vehicle crashes and associated injuries on working age populations, as well as how employers can support employees and their families affected by them.
Jan 11, 2018
New Disability Claims Rules to Stay
The DOL issued a news release announcing its decision to retain new claims procedures for disability benefits under ERISA.
Jan 8, 2018
Sleep: It's Good for Business
This webinar presentation shares an overview of sleep and its impacts on health and business priorities; evidence-based interventions and supports employers can deploy to promote healthy sleep; and insights on future solutions, developments and research.
Dec 15, 2017
DOL Delays Disability Claims Rules to 4/1/2018
The DOL issued a final rule delaying applicability of new claims procedures for disability benefits under ERISA to claims filed after April 1, 2018.
Nov 28, 2017
Cost of Top Workers' Compensation Medications
This Numbers You Need chart includes information on the main workers' compensation medications, and how much of the rising cost is driven by unit cost increases vs. increasing utilization.
Sep 25, 2017
Voters Approve Marijuana Initiatives in 7 States
Last Tuesday California, Massachusetts and Nevada voters approved ballot initiatives legalizing the recreational use of Marijuana for those age 21+. Maine also approved Marijuana for recreational use, but given the close vote tally (roughly 3,000 separate approval from dismissal) it may be subject to a recall. Additionally, Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas voters approved ballot initiatives allowing for the use of medical marijuana.
Nov 17, 2016
Marijuana Legalization and the Workplace
Over the last 20 years, 23 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing some form of marijuana use, in most cases for medical uses. For example, Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia recently passed laws allowing for some level of recreational marijuana use; Maryland, Minnesota, and New York recently passed laws allowing or expanding medical use. Meanwhile, federal law still prohibits the possession, sale, and distribution of marijuana, with no exception for medical use, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved marijuana as a safe or effective drug for any indication. This conflict between laws may create confusion among employers and employees as they consider their workplace drug and alcohol policies. This Employer Alert provides an overview of current laws and provides tips for large employers as they consider the changing legal landscape surrounding marijuana use and its effect on employees and company policies.
Nov 16, 2016
Ergonomics: Programs and Requests for Accommodation
The purpose of this survey is to learn how employers manage their ergonomics programs. The survey looks specifically at who manages the ergonomics program, how it is staffed, and how the program is budget. The survey also looks how employers educate employees on the importance of ergonomics, program satisfaction, and metrics used to measure the success of the program. Eleven members of the Business Group responded to this survey.
Aug 16, 2016
Employer Vignettes: Integrated Health & Safety Programs
These vignettes provide a high level overview of the integrated health & safety programs at two large energy organizations
Jul 28, 2016
Finding Standardized Metrics for Assessing and Reporting Worker Health and Safety
This jointly sponsored webinar between NBGH and the American College of Occupational and Environment Medicine
Mar 15, 2016
Benchmarking Health, Absence and Productivity Programs: Results from This Year's EMPAQ® Survey
During this webinar, participants will be provided with employer benchmarks around health, productivity and disability programs.
Dec 14, 2015
Medical and Productivity Costs of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
This Numbers You Need chart presents estimates of the costs of fatal and nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses.
Dec 4, 2015
Integrating Health and Safety in the Workplace Webinar
This webinar identifies the currently available guidelines for integrating health and safety, discusses the development of an Integrated Health and Safety Index (IHS) mirroring the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and presents a road map for employers to integrate these activities within their workplaces. Presenters: Pamela Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Health Services, Anaheim, CA Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Raymond Fabius, MD, FACOEM Co-Founder of HealthNEXT
Aug 26, 2015
Integrating Health and Safety in the Workplace: How Closely Aligning Health and Safety Strategies Can Yield Measurable Benefits
This paper from the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, May 2015, compares and contrasts seven leading national and international programs aimed at creating a culture of health and safety in the workplace.
Aug 13, 2015
Integrating Health and Safety in the Workplace: How Closely Aligning Health and Safety Strategies Can Yield Measurable Benefits
An Expert Panel was convened in August 2014 to study how integrating health and safety strategies in the workplace have evolved and establish a replicable, scalable frame-work for advancing the concept with a system of health and safety metrics, modeled after the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. This webinar: • identifies the currently available guidelines for integrating health and safety • discusses the development of an Integrated Health and Safety Index (IHS) mirroring the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and • presents a road map for employers to integrate these activities within their workplaces. Presenters: Pamela Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Health Services, Anaheim, CA Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Raymond Fabius, MD, FACOEM Co-Founder of HealthNEXT
Aug 11, 2015
Colorado Court Rules on Medical Marijuana and the Workplace
A Colorado Supreme Court ruling on Monday shed light on a grey area and made Colorado the first state to provide guidance in this area for employers and employees.
Jun 19, 2015
Integrating Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion within the Organization
The purpose of this survey is to determine how employers are integrating their workplace wellness programs and promoting employee health within the organization. The survey focuses on ways in which wellness and health promotion departments are integrated between other departments like Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and what kind of integration employers are looking to pursue in the future. Twenty-eight members of the Business Group responded to this survey.
May 4, 2015
An Employer Guide for Linking Wellness and Occupational Health and Safety Programs: A Checklist of Metrics
A checklist for linking wellness and Occupational Health and Safety programs.
Oct 6, 2014
EEOC Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Act Guidance
The EEOC issued updated guidance on how the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to pregnant workers. Although the PDA and ADA focus primarily on employment discrimination, the new guidance addresses additional topics such as parental leave and protections for nursing mothers.
Jul 16, 2014
Intimate Partner Violence: The Impact on Employee Health and Productivity
This issue brief provides an overview of intimate partner violence, its prevalence and impact on the workplace, and best practices for employers for designing programs that help detect, treat and prevent it.
Feb 21, 2014
Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health & Safety in the Workplace Toolkit. Benefits and Wellness 101: A Crash Course for Safety Professionals
A slide deck that benefit managers can customize for occupational health and safety teams. The presentation includes an introduction to employee benefits and wellness programs, an overview of data collection and program measurement, and the business case for integrating health and safety programs.
Dec 30, 2013
Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health & Safety in the Workplace Toolkit. Safety 101: A Crash Course for Benefits and Wellness Professionals
A slide deck that safety professionals can customize for benefits and wellness teams. The presentation includes an introduction to occupational health and safety, an overview of injury and illness reporting, and the business case for integrating health and safety programs.
Dec 30, 2013
Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health & Safety in the Workplace
This document highlights a new organizational strategy that integrates work-site wellness, occupational health and safety, human resources and employee benefits activities in an effort to maximize the overall health and productivity of the workforce. It outlines the rational and business case for integration, provides a framework for developing this structure and gives examples of employers who are leading the way.
Jun 4, 2013
Fire and Burn Injuries
Many fires and burns can be prevented, both at home and in the workplace. This fact sheet provides recommendations for employers on how to reduce fire and burn injuries among employees.
Jun 1, 2011
Injuries from Falls
Falls occur in all industries, in all occupations, and in a myriad of work settings. However, many are preventable. This 2-page fact sheet provides tips for employers on how to reduce fall-related injuries among employees.
May 2, 2011
Overexertion Injuries
Overexertion is the most common work-related disability injury. This brief fact sheet provides employer strategies on how to reduce overexertion injuries among employees.
May 2, 2011
Transportation-Related Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents account for 99% of non-fatal transportation-related injuries as well as 94% of transportation-related deaths. This 2-page fact sheet provides tips for employers on how to reduce transportation-related injuries among employees.
May 2, 2011
Unintentional Poisoning Injuries
Almost three-fourths of fatal poisonings in the United States are unintentional. This brief fact sheet offers employer strategies on how to reduce unintentional poisoning among employees, both on the job and in the home.
May 2, 2011

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