Monthly Archives: Aug 2018

Different by design—Key elements in converting to Origami Risk

Unforeseen delays. Cost overruns. Delivery of an end product that only slightly matched initial expectations.

Whether it was a home remodeling job or the deployment of new technology for a business, we all have stories to tell about the project we wish we’d never started in the first place. When purchasing or replacing risk management software, choosing Origami Risk means you won’t repeat the experience.

Origami Risk was founded a decade ago by industry veterans who recognized that improvements in the development, delivery, and support of risk management technology were long overdue. A central component of the changes they introduced, and that we’ve continued to refine, is an approach to implementation and ongoing support that is different by design.

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Using RMIS technology to improve incident and near miss reporting

Every seven seconds, a worker is injured on the job, totaling 4,500,000 injuries per year. Astounding statistics. The worst part? Many of these injuries are preventable.

Loss reduction efforts and improvements in safe workplace behavior require the cooperation of everyone in an organization. When incidents and near misses aren’t reported, injuries occur that might have been prevented—at a significant cost to injured employees, their families and communities, and their employers. An effective approach to incident management encourages an expansion in the reporting of incidents and near misses by both workers and their supervisors.

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The manufacturing skills gap: Using RMIS technology to improve workplace safety and reduce costs

As covered in more detail in a recent post, executives surveyed as part of a 2015 skills gap report published by Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute indicated that “maintaining or increasing production levels (in line with customer demand)” was at the top of their list of concerns related to the labor and skills gap in manufacturing.

Given studies showing that younger, less experienced workers are more likely to experience higher rates of injury than their longer-tenured counterparts, as well as those indicating that extended working hours and overtime schedules are often accompanied by a rise in injury hazard rates, manufacturers should also be aware of the potential impact the labor and skills gap can have on workplace safety.

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The manufacturing skills gap: HR audits are good risk management

The well-documented skills gap in manufacturing, already critical, is poised to get much worse. In Deloitte Consulting LLP’s 2015 Skill Gap Study, 82% of respondents believe that the skills gap will impact their ability to meet customer demand. At the time, 6 out of 10 positions remained unfilled due to the skills gap. The authors note, “This clearly indicates there are not a sufficient number of workers in manufacturing to fill these positions.” Demographic trends are making this crisis exponentially more challenging.

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What’s next when it comes to workers’ compensation compliance?

The clock is always ticking on workers’ compensation claims. Delays at any point in the claim lifecycle can contribute to claims remaining open longer and compound their cost. Taking a close look at the procedures and best practices used by adjusters—to determine where the potential for delays can be significantly reduced, if not eliminated altogether—is essential to reducing the cost of claims and improving outcomes.

In a recent post, we looked at how the Origami Compliance Forms & Correspondence solution contributes to a more efficient and accurate approach to workers’ compensation reporting. Realizing improved efficiency and accuracy in the processing of state forms is a major step in the right direction. Answers to the following questions should also be factored in: read more