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In volunteer role, SFM CFO brings expertise to Children’s Minnesota hospitals

Aponte will bring her financial expertise to the nonprofit hospital group — she’s volunteering as a Community Member on the Children’s Minnesota Hospital investment subcommittee.

Productive aging in the workplace

Supporting an aging workforce benefits everyone

SFM safe driving webinar set for June 26

Register for Driving Safety, an SFM webinar for policyholders, set for 10-11 a.m. CDT Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

New changes to Minnesota workers’ compensation law

A number of changes to Minnesota's workers' compensation law go into effect in 2024. Gov. Tim Walz signed the bill on May 8, 2024. The legislation contains 50 sections with amendments to chapter 176, many of which are technical or cleanup provisions recommended by the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Return to work
Why early return-to-work benefits your employees and bottom line

Strong return-to-work programs lead to better outcomes for injured workers and can help control workers’ compensation premium costs for employers.

Outdoor hazards to watch for during warm weather months

Warm weather is not without its own risks, especially for people who work outdoors. Watch out for tripping hazards, heat stress, severe weather and insects.

Safe driving
Safe driving practices for employees

More than 43,000 Americans died in a traffic-related incident in 2022, a number that has been on the rise in recent years. Defensive driving and other safe driving techniques are learned habits. Here are some tips to help equip employees and yourself with the knowledge you need to be safer on the roads.

Total worker health
Total Worker Health: What you need to know

Total Worker Health offers an integrated approach to worker health, safety and well-being with a proactive approach to overall health and wellness.

Data export feature available in CompOnline

If you use CompOnline, you can create customized reports on your workers’ compensation claims.

Muscular injuries: How to combat common ergonomic challenges

While injuries commonly occur when lifting or moving is involved, implementing a program that focuses on proper ergonomics can greatly reduce incidents. Challenges with larger muscle groups (primarily the back and shoulders) are often easier to identify and control than those associated with repetitive motion risk factors.

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