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Jun 13 2018
Workers’ Comp  

Why Vigilant Retro, according to member Fabrication Products, Inc.

Why We Stay Vigilant: A few minutes with one of our Retro Group members. We recently asked the owner and president of Washington manufacturer, Fabrication Products, Inc.—a member for more than 17 years—what she thought about teaming with Vigilant. What made you decide to join the Vigilant Workers’ Comp Retro Group? We partnered with Vigilant in…

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May 31 2018
Workers’ Comp  

How to grade a workers’ comp retro group

Top 3 Questions You Should Ask When Evaluating a Retro Group Being part of a retrospective rating program is important for your business. The goal is to find a retro partner that matches the needs and culture of your company, is committed to helping you drive down your up-front premium costs,…

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Apr 18 2018
Workers’ Comp  

Don’t let lack of temp training cost you workdays

Don’t Let Lack of Temp Training Cost You Workdays
Better Screening, More Training of Temporary Employees Could Help Reduce Lost Time and Money

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Apr 11 2018
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

OSHA citations upheld against fab shop that improperly rigged load from crane

A federal court of appeals has confirmed two serious citations from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against a fabrication shop when a 5,000 lb. pipe assembly was improperly rigged to an overhead crane. A pipefitter in the shop was a journey worker with 12 years of experience.…

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Mar 20 2018
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

Raise hazard awareness and reduce workplace accidents

Safe and Aware
Vigilant's Individual Hazard Assessment Program Promotes a Good Pause

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Mar 06 2018
Workers’ Comp  

Vigilant uncovers tattoo business fraud, saves Retro Group member over $150K in red ink

Vigilant Exposes Workers’ Comp Fraud, Injured Welder Faces Charges for Covering Up Tattoo Business When it comes to sniffing out fraud in a workers’ comp case, Vigilant’s claims managers are as tenacious as bulldogs. When they see a red flag, they sink their teeth in and don’t let go. Take the recent case of a welder formerly…

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Feb 23 2018
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

Finger amputation leads to safety investigation; Washington manufacturer fined $92K

Hand and Finger Safety Starts with the Employer; Vigilant Can Help

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Jan 25 2018
Workers’ Comp  

Workers’ Comp Scam Sends Former Postal Worker Up the River

A three-day kayaking trip helped sink the claims of a former U.S. Postal Service employee who had filed for total disability after an injury at work. The Montana woman was arrested and sentenced after fraudulently receiving more than $683,000 in wages and benefits from the U.S. Department of Labor over…

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Jan 12 2018
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

Reducing workers’ comp premiums takes a team effort

Reducing Workers' Comp Premiums is a Team Effort

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Dec 14 2017
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

Congratulations to Vigilant’s 2017 Safety Award Winners!

Vigilant’s 2017 Safety Award Winners
37 Retro Group Members Recognized for Exceptional Safety Efforts

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