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Safety tip of the week

Safety tip of the week

Balance work and family needs before a natural disaster Business owners need to brace for natural disasters to be able to recover quickly and remain in business. But preparing for an earthquake or flood also requires preparations at home. Your business may not run...
Safety tip of the week:

Safety tip of the week:

Aging workers may need lighting adjustments The single largest missing ingredient in workplaces to assist aging workers is proper light and whether it is right for the task at hand. A lighting plan that uses more indirect rays, especially with computer use, creates a...

Mobile technology is changing the workplace

By Tammie Hetrick, VP Retail Services  The influx of cellphones and other mobile technology into the workplace has changed the relationship of employers to employees. Statistics shows how prevalent mobile devices have become and how they’re changing the workplace....
Employer health forums this month in Seattle, Fife

Employer health forums this month in Seattle, Fife

U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group is the midst of conducting employer forums around the state to learn more about managing workers’ compensation claims. The two remaining forums are in Seattle, July 22 and in Fife on July 24. Dr. David Hoffman, the company’s regional...

WRA auto members warned about costly state audits

Recent surprise state audits of auto repair and tire stores drive home the need for employers to assign their employees to the correct workers’ compensation insurance risk class. Failure to do so can result in expensive fines that can total several thousands of...

WRA works for insurance rate fairness

I met today the Department of Labor and Industries as part of a business coalition working on the issue of common ownership, how it relates to Retrospective Rating enrollment and the experience rating tied to all similarly owned companies. Of concern is the common...

WRA’s Hetrick obtains IOM management training certification

Tammie Hetrick, WRA’s VP of Retail Services, has been awarded a diploma in a professional development program of the Institute for Organization Management (IOM). “I am thrilled that Tammie took the initiative to further her skills,” said Jan Teague, WRA’s...