Top 10 blog posts of 2018

From office ergonomics and warehouse safety to avoiding winter slips and falls, our resources to help employers maintain safe and healthy workplaces covered a lot of ground in 2018. We also addressed what employers should know about PTSD and concussion claims, while our most popular post shared sample policies employers can use to protect their workers while driving.

In case you missed them the first time around, or would simply like a refresher on the best tips of the year, here are the most-viewed safety, claims and wellness blog posts from SFM in 2018.

10. Workplace ergonomics: Tips to create a neutral posture

Maintaining neutral posture can go a long way in preventing injuries before they happen at work.

Read the tips

9. Safety tips to protect warehouse workers

Following safety guidelines is essential to cutting down on risks to warehouse workers. 

See the warehouse safety tips

8. Reporting injuries to OSHA and your workers' comp insurer — what's the difference?

Reporting and recordkeeping can be confusing at times, especially with the differences between OSHA and workers’ compensation.

Learn about injury reporting

7. When is PTSD covered by workers’ compensation?

Knowing how post-traumatic stress disorder is defined and covered in your state can help you make sure your employee gets needed help.

Learn about PTSD

6. Winter-proof your workplace to stop slips and falls

Winter slips and falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. They can happen at any workplace, to any employee, and they can lead to serious injuries.

Get winter safety tips

5. How your workers’ compensation e-mod is calculated

If you want to lower your workers’ compensation premium, it’s worth learning about a little number called your e-mod, or experience modification factor.

Get answers to your questions about e-mods

4. How to develop a workplace severe weather policy

What can you do to keep your employees safe and your organization functioning when dangerously bad weather hits? The first step is to have a plan.

Learn why you need a severe winter weather policy

3. What employers need to know about concussions

Because the duration, symptoms, diagnostic testing and treatment in each case are so varied, concussions can be very complex and costly to treat.

Learn about concussion symptoms and treatment

2. 10 statistics that make the case for workplace wellness programs

This U.S. Chamber of Commerce report makes the case for the business value of workplace wellness programs and provides guidance on running an effective one.

See the 10 statistics

1. Creating a policy for employee cell phone use while driving

If you have employees who drive as part of their jobs, your driving policy should address cell phone use. Here are a few examples of policies you can draw from.

Get more information on safe driving

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