Employee or Contractor?
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Misclassifying your workers puts you at risk of being liable to workers' compensation claims, tax penalties and other lawsuits. Watch to learn what to consider when determining whether your worker is an employee or contractor.
How We Helped Rytec Engage Employees and Minimize Workers’ Comp Claims
Rytec Corporation, a leading industrial door manufacturer located in southern Wisconsin, was facing growing exposure to workers’ compensation claims, among other risks.
We created a two-part plan that reduced experience modification rates by 20%.
6 Steps to Crack Down on Claims by Creating a Healthy Environment
6 Steps to Crack Down on Claims by Creating a Healthy EnvironmentHealthy, safe, positive work environments — it’s more critical than ever that you have a handle on where and how your people do their work. While each industry and organization faces its own unique risks, you can address those concerns by following these steps.
Introduce Pre-hire Screenings
Healthy employees are less likely to get injured on the job and will recover faster should they sustain an injury.
Healthy employees are less likely to get injured on the job and will recover faster should they sustain an injury. Have a third party perform physicals and functional capacity evaluations to assess a prospective employee’s ability to meet the physical requirements of each job. Make sure only qualified employees are hired and they are capable of carrying out the work they are expected to perform.
Maintain or Enhance the Physical Workspace
Safe working conditions, in which sites are well maintained and regularly evaluated for hazards, will reduce injuries. You can also go a step further and support a healthy environment by:
Next :Focus on the Work Itself
- Setting aside areas for stretching or other exercise
- Offering healthy food options at company meetings and functions
- Providing access to stairwells, indoor and/or outdoor walking trails
- Purchasing ergonomic workstations
Focus on the Work ItselfThe nature of a job often poses the greatest risks. Establish work rules, train employees to carry out tasks safely and provide the necessary tools they need. And for jobs that are especially injury-prone, implement a daily check-in routine.
Promote the Physical and Emotional Health of WorkersWithout the proper attention to your employees’ physical and emotional health, the resulting stress and anxiety can increase injury and illness. Adopt formal wellness initiatives to support employees in their quest for better, healthier living.Next :Get Started Today
Get Started TodayCompanies that have promoted employee wellness and safety have seen a drop in workers' compensation insurance and disability claims by as much as 30% and a decrease in short-time sick leave by as much as 32%.