Is the current workers' comp system outdated?

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Does your company have a workplace safety policy in place? If yes, is it enforced?







According to recent research and statistic, the simple and straightforward answer would be yes. The system is a century old and is outdated when considering the health and safety issues plaguing workers today. A representative for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA argues that the system needs to be reset and reshaped. This would better address the needs of today's employees.

Despite the sizable cost of workers’ compensation, only a small portion of the overall costs of occupational injury and illness is borne by employers. Costs are instead shifted away from employers, often to workers, their families and communities. Other social benefit systems – including Social Security retirement benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicare, and, most recently, health care provided under the Affordable Care Act – have expanded our social safety net, while the workers’ compensation safety net has been shrinking. There is growing evidence that costs of workplace-related disability are being transferred to other benefit programs, placing additional strains on these programs at a time when they are already under considerable stress

You can find the Workers Compensation System Report below. (PDF)
 

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