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Study: Visits by Insurance Loss Prevention Reps Linked to Fewer Jobsite Injuries

Study: Visits by Insurance Loss Prevention Reps Linked to Fewer Jobsite Injuries

Insurance loss prevention representatives often help contractors identify ways to improve workplace safety. A Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)-supported research team at the University of Minnesota recently analyzed data from 1,360 construction-industry policyholders to see if visits by a loss prevention representative reduced lost-time injuries. The research team found a significant reduction after just a single visit, and more contacts showed even greater benefits.

Keeping workers from getting hurt is the ultimate goal, but we often hear that the industry needs a business case before trying new things. This study proves that injury prevention activities can reduce the lost-time injuries that generate costly injury claims. Click here for a one-page summary of workers’ compensation loss prevention representative contact and risk of lost-time injury in construction policyholders. The complete article is available for free download from the Journal of Safety Research.

Information provided by The Center for Construction Research and Training October 2017 CPWR Update

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