Seasonal Employees: What You Should Know

Posted by Daniel Lamkin on Nov 21, 2017 8:10:00 AM

With the holiday season fast approaching, many companies are preparing for the higher volume of business by hiring seasonal employees. In 2016 alone, retailers in the United States hired around 570,000 people just for the holiday season. In 2017, employers are expected to hire even more! If you, like many others, plan to seek seasonal employment this year, there are a few important things you should know to help protect yourself from getting lost in the holiday employment shuffle.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

State of the States, November 17

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Nov 17, 2017 10:33:54 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

Why Choose a Home Delivery Pharmacy for Your Prescriptions?

Posted by Bryanne Caso on Nov 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM

When you have a prescription to fill, what makes you pick one pharmacy over another? Sometimes its convenience: it’s around the corner from your home, or it’s in the lobby of the hospital you were discharged from. Often filling a prescription can be more complicated, especially when you’re a workers’ comp claimant. A home delivery pharmacy, especially a home delivery pharmacy that specializes in workers’ compensation, may suit your specific needs better than a retail pharmacy.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

State of the States, November 10

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Nov 10, 2017 1:15:00 PM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

The Holy Trinity of Medications: High Risk Combinations

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Nov 8, 2017 8:30:00 AM

While opioids have a proper role in pain management, much of the recent news related to opioids focuses on their dangerous and addictive nature. Adverse effects of opioids have touched countless lives and with the recent announcement by President Trump declaring the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, countless people have become aware that opioids are associated with addiction, abuse, diversion, and other risks. While it’s important to know that using opioids alone is dangerous, the combination of opioids with other medications can often be even more dangerous.

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Topics: Pain Management, opiod epidemic, holy trinity

State of the States, November 3

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Nov 3, 2017 1:15:00 PM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

CTE and Its Effect on the NFL

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 31, 2017 3:07:45 PM

These days it seems chronic traumatic encephalopathy, more commonly known as CTE has become synonymous with the NFL.  CTE is a degenerative brain disease often associated with repeated blows to the head.  It’s a unique disease because it manifests itself differently than other injuries or diseases.  The problems associated with it often arise years after the hits to the head, and when the symptoms start to appear they vary from person to person.  Some individuals suffer from memory loss or dementia, others depression and confusion.  But most importantly, we currently have no tests to diagnose CTE until the individual has passed away and their brain is examined.  Furthermore, that only occurs when an individual donates their brain for research. 

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Topics: Legislative

State of the States, October 27

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 27, 2017 2:20:00 PM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

4 Free Safety Training Courses

Posted by Kellie Collier on Oct 25, 2017 11:10:00 AM

OSHAcademy Occupational Safety & Health Training

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in the safety industry or are looking to better your work environment by learning about safety improvements, OSHAcademy Occupational Safety & Health Training has got you covered. Their coursework is applicable to various safety roles and industries, and includes courses like “Tattoo and Body Art Employee Safety” and “Construction Safety Hazard Awareness for Contractors”. This program gives you the flexibility to create your own training experience.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

State of the States, October 20

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 20, 2017 2:30:00 PM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

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