Schools and Workers Compensation: A Complete Guide
Education Guide to Work Comp
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In 2020, educators incurred 22,500 nonfatal injuries and illnesses, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Common injuries in education
Some of the most common claims we see in the education industry include:
From classroom instruction to maintenance, a variety of tasks completed in educational facilities often involve limbs being caught in, under or between heavy items.
Motor vehicle accidents
School buses, fleet vehicles and driving while on school related business account for most of these injuries.
Sprains and strains
Lifting, pushing, and pulling heavy items such as furniture and equipment or demonstrating physical fitness drills can lead to overexertion.
Slips, trips, and falls
Spilled food and drink, debris in hallways, and icy or wet parking lots put educational employees at risk for slips, trips, and falls.
Support employees’ mental health
Mental health is a crucial part of workplace safety for any organization. By supporting employees’ emotional wellness, your organization can improve job performance, boost productivity and reduce absenteeism. Learn how to create a culture of care with our collection of mental health resources.
Save on claim costs by putting safety first
Investing time and resources into safety now can provide a big return later. We’re committed to supporting educational institutions in keeping their employees safe. We offer unmatched access to safety and health experts, who average more than 22 years of expertise. Our experts provide on-site customized consultations to evaluate your workplace and help your bottom line by reducing risk and preventing losses.
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