Workers Compensation Accident Trends 2021

From the largest writer of workers comp in the state of Texas they analyzed their claims data from last year, and identified injury trends such as motor vehicle accidents, construction industry incidents and employee training, as the largest are of opportunity for employers to build a safer workplace. For businesses, 2021 continued the era of learning to operate...

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Insurance Companies Sue Texas Power Grid Operator Over 2021 Winter Storm Losses

More than 100 insurance companies are suing the Texas power grid operator and several power-generating companies (PGCs) over losses suffered from 2021 Winter Storm Uri, which resulted in more than 500,000 insurance claims and approximately $10.3 billion in insured Texas losses. 131 carriers are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed on Dec. 28, 2021 in Travis...

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Should You Take Daily Aspirin for Your Heart?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently changed its guidance on aspirin use, stating that most adults do not need to take aspirin to prevent first heart attacks or strokes. This change to a long-standing recommendation is based on new evidence that the potential harms of aspirin—including major bleeding— cancel out the benefits. Here’s an overview of...

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OSHA Withdraws COVID-19 ETS

OSHA announced that effective January 26, 2022, it is withdrawing the November 5, 2021, emergency temporary standard (ETS) that required private employers with 100 or more employees to provide a vaccination or weekly testing option for COVID-19. This means employers no longer have to comply with the ETS; however, OSHA says it will continue to enforce the General...

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Benefits of Reducing Your Alcohol Intake

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults every year, according to the CDC. Excessive alcohol consumption has immediate effects that increase risks associated with injuries, motor vehicle crashes and alcohol poisoning. It can also cause serious long-term health problems like liver disease, high blood pressure, stroke,...

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