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Workers' Compensation Cost Control Program
Workers' Comp cost reduction and control is attainable. We believe that real Workers' Comp cost
control must achieve two complimentary goals. The first of these objectives is to eliminate the
incident that leads to the claim, ZERO ACCIDENTS. The fewer accidents you experience, the
lower your costs. The second goal of our cost control system addresses the inevitable injury that
will occur. Claims management needs the same pro active management systems that you use to
ensure your bottom line.
Our program integrates Human Resources, Safety Management and Training, employee
supervision, and incentives to achieve the first goal of the program. Our second goal is
accomplished by managed control of the medical services and costs of the claim, and aggressive
legal management systems to stop fraud and avoid litigation.
Our Workers' Comp Cost Control Program begins with the hiring process, selecting the right
people to work for your company. New employees receive safety and job training as the next
step to eliminating accidents in the workplace. Safety Training becomes an on going component
of your operations, making safety awareness a part of everyone's job. Your Safety Program
assumes a central role in the Cost Control Program; from Hazard Identification, to Safety
Training, and the Safety Committee. Employee participation means increased compliance with
the goals of your Program.
The surest means of reducing Workers' Comp costs is pro active accident prevention. Claims
management strategies; medical, legal, and employee care, complete the Program. Each claim is
controlled and guided through the Workers' Comp System. The Program’s management systems
provide for maximum control, while assuring that each employee receives quality medical care
and all the benefits to which the employee is entitled. Constant communication between you, the
employer, the medical care provider, your insurance carrier, and if needed, legal counsel
maintains your control of the situation.
The Program establishes an effective working relationship between you and your Industrial
Medical Clinic. Injured employees receive quality medical care. The clinic is familiar with
alternative job assignments that are available to your injured employees and understands that
the goal of patient care is to return the employee to work.
This comprehensive Program brings together all of the necessary elements to allow you, the
business owner, to take an active role in reducing injury incidents and managing claims.
Prescription for a Drug-Free Workplace - Substance Abuse Screening Program
The illegal use of drugs is a national problem that affects every American. Drug and alcohol
abuse not only affects individual users and their families, but also presents new dangers for the
workplace. Seventy percent of illegal drug users are employees either full or part time (NIDA
1990). One in every ten people in this country has an alcohol problem (NIA3 1990).
The Best Practices Group has developed Prescription For A Drug Free Workplace, a
comprehensive Substance Abuse Screening Program to help employers solve the problem of
drug use in the workplace. Prescription includes Policies and Procedures for establishing a Drug
Free workplace, drug and alcohol screenings, Employee Assistance Programs, Disciplinary
Procedures and Actions, and Supervisor and Employee Training.
We formalize the Program specifically for your company, providing; Authorization and Consent
Forms, Program Announcement Letter, Notice to Applicants, Training Notices, and a special
package of employee brochures, posters, and resource information.
Specialized Supervisor Training classes are also available. These management seminars focus
on the Supervisor's role in employee relations. How to recognize the symptoms of substance
abuse, counseling employees, Program policies and procedures, and most importantly how to
properly document incidents of impaired employee performance.
An introductory Employee Awareness and Orientation seminar is also available to help in the
implementation of your new Program. The Orientation explains the positive impact that the
Program will bring to the workplace and encourages employee participation and compliance.