With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
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Workers' compensation is a no-fault system of benefits paid by employers to workers who experience work-related injuries or diseases. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission resolves disputes between employees and employers regarding work-related injuries and illnesses. A case is first tried by an arbitrator, whose decision may be reviewed by a panel of three commissioners. Cases may then be appealed to the circuit court, Appellate Court, and Illinois Supreme Court.
The insurance news professionals from PropertyCasualty360, NU Property & Casualty magazine, and Claims magazine disseminate the information your insurance business needs to evaluate and minimize risks. This is where you can find the latest news about seasonal and emerging threats, and the lessons learned from the recovery efforts that follow unforeseeable disasters.
The longer ill or injured employees are off work, the less likely they are to return altogether. That’s where return-to-work (RTW) programs can help. RTW programs boost employee morale and offer financial security, while letting your organization retain staff and minimize potential workers’ compensation claims. Check out this video, which outlines best practices for developing a successful RTW program.