Safety Practices for Working in Confined Spaces

Many workplaces contain areas that are considered confined spaces because they are large enough for an employee to enter and perform assigned work but are not designed for continuous occupancy and have limited or...

What Employers Should Know About Trauma in the Workplace

When a distressing event occurs in or affects the workplace, leaders need to be ready and able to support their employees before, during, and after the event. 2008 was a difficult year. The Great Recession was...

ICW Group Speaks at Workers’ Compensation Forum

ICW Group understands that fraud prevention relies on leveraging the expertise of its fraud investigators by sharing their knowledge of how to defend against fraudsters. The more you know, the greater your chance to...

Tools Available to Fight Workers’ Comp Fraud in Your Workplace

ICW Group is once again a proud participant in International Fraud Awareness Week, a week dedicated to spreading public awareness surrounding the topic of fraud and what we can all do to defend against...

Featured Articles

The Buck Stops Ear

Witness statements often play a key role in claim investigations and are equally as important to a criminal investigation, if not more so. In the...

Review Your Safety Program During National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month! Established by the National Safety Council, National Safety Month is an annual observance designed to educate communities on how...

10 Steps to Workers’ Comp Fraud Prevention

Fraudulent claims can cost your business money, tarnish your company’s reputation, and damage employee morale. ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit offers these 10 steps to help prevent fraudulent workers' comp claims. Know who you hire...

OSHA Releases Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced its Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for 2022. Fall protection remains #1 for the 12th consecutive year, followed by hazard communication and...

5 Things You Might Not Know About Work Comp

While workers' compensation insurance is essential for ensuring your employees are taken care of when an injury occurs, the coverage can be challenging to understand and navigate. Good news, we are here to help! Recently...

Can You Hear Me Now? Ways to Prevent Occupational Hearing Loss

My wife will joke around and say that I am a “selective listener,” also known as “selective hearing.” For example, when we are near each other in the kitchen, and she asks me to...

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Billed and Paid’s Excellent Adventure

California’s workers’ compensation system is unique in that it affords for a system of liens to be filed and recovered on by doctors, medical...

Follow This 8-Step Approach to Fall Protection

In 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 1,061 construction workers died on the job, with 38% of those fatalities resulting from falls. Events...

ICW Group Investigator Speaks at Employer’s Fraud Conference

Prevention through education is a hallmark of ICW Group’s approach to the fight against insurance fraud.    Teena Barton, a Major Case Investigator with ICW Group’s Special Investigation Unit, spoke to a crowd of over...

The Tale of a False COVID-19 Test

An employee decided that work got in the way of taking the weekend off to attend a football game with his girlfriend. Together they concocted a scheme to create a fraudulent positive COVID-19 test...

Don’t Wrestle with the Law

In 2019, an HVAC installer alleged a fractured finger from tightening a valve at work, which he initially reported to his employer that same day. A few hours later, he recanted that version of the...

Agricultural Safety and How to Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls

I do not want to jinx myself, but I'm very proud of the fact that with over 25 years as a Risk Management Consultant, I have yet to take a fall in an agricultural...

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