Peter Rousmaniere is widely known throughout the workers’ compensation industry, both for his writing and consulting experience. Based in the picture perfect New England town of Woodstock, VT, he is a regular on the conference circuit, and is deeply in tune with trends and developments within the industry. His passion is writing and presenting on issues largely related to immigration, and he maintains a blog on the subject at www.workingimmigrants.com.
I am glad how the workers’ compensation industry has tackled the issue of COVID. I have a few observations here, based in part on a sample with one: my own COVID experience and my work.
I contracted ... Read More
This will be my final regular column writing in the workers’ compensation community. I began in 2003. I want to conclude this wonderful experience by making some predictions: two things which will ... Read More
I met Phil Kalin, CEO of Pinnacol Assurance, for an hour in his small corner office on the east side of Denver. Through a spacious, northwest facing window, we stood observing the impressive Front Range, ... Read More
Half of the states have enacted so-called presumption laws, designed to ease access to workers’ compensation coverage for specific health conditions, passed usually on behalf of specific classes of ... Read More
America had a long and bloody history of injury carnage at work. The workers’ compensation system was created 100 years ago in part due to public concern about deaths and disabling injuries among rail, ... Read More
Workers’ compensation is a safety net which helps people after an injury at work.
For the worker, the originally expressed purpose was to fairly compensate them for their injuries. More recently the ... Read More
Artificial intelligence is already at work in the workers’ compensation industry, through the use of what is called machine learning. It will likely take years before machine learning becomes a staple ... Read More
What a difference a generation makes in dangers at work. Since the mid 1990s, the incidence of lost time injuries was cut in half. Yet dangerous jobs remain. What are they?
If you look at fatality ... Read More
Mark Walls and Kimberly George are on to a good idea. They say we should be aware of how personal predicaments influence recovery from work injury. In May they said that “social determinants of ... Read More
The 5 Most Common Ergonomic Injuries Ergonomic injuries, which include many musculoskeletal disorders and repetitive strain injuries, account for an enormous portion of total injuries and associated costs to employers across America. A third of ...