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Hot Topic: Payroll Audit Process

July heats up IMWCA’s payroll audit season. This video walks you through the timeline and resources available to prepare for IPI’s audit of your payroll.

Training Videos

IMWCA has quick training videos on a variety of topics hosted on our
YouTube channel including the videos below.

Slip Trip Fall Handbook

Falls have accounted for 25% of the Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association’s (IMWCA’s) losses over the last five years. What can you do to help ensure more employees go home safely?

Safety Programs Done Better

Written safety programs are at the core of any successful safety program. However, they only keep people safe if they are good–useful, concise, up-to-date, and specific to the department.
Many programs are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is probably why safety programs are sometimes referred to as OSHA programs. However, a written model program is much more than a compliance document.

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

In October, National Fire Prevention Month, take some time to learn more about fire extinguisher maintenance.

The IMWCA Claims Process

Understand the process of a claim, from injury to when it is assigned to an IMWCA claims examiner.

Three Keys to a Successful Lockout/Tagout Program

Every day across the country employees are injured when proper lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures are not followed. Implementing and following LOTO procedures could prevent most of these crush injuries, electrocutions and fatalities. Check out the three components of a successful, effective LOTO program.

Incident Review

After the initial shock of a workplace injury, many people ask, “what next?!” The simple answer: an incident review.
A model Incident Review Form is available at www.imwca.org. The form includes a list of questions to help assess how to prevent a similar situation in the future. When filling out the incident review form, be honest. This is not a disciplinary document. The incident review is about improvement, not shame.

Safety Study Grant and Innovation Award

The Safety Study Grant and Safety Innovation Award programs began in Fiscal Year 2019-2020 to encourage innovative ideas for improving employees safety within the IMWCA membership and to share projects developed and implemented by members to reduce or eliminate significant safety exposures in the workplace.

Simple Safety Saves Lives

Operating vehicles poses a significant risk to our employees, but there is a simple way to reduce their risk of serious injury and death.

The safety tool is surprisingly simple and readily available: wear a seatbelt.

Privacy, HIPAA and Workers’ Compensation

Learn more about how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) intersects with workers’ compensation, especially as it relates to information shared by an employer with other employees.

Seasonal Employee Preparation

IMWCA members often use seasonal employees to provide services. Check out this reminder with resources to help ensure seasonal employees have the same preparation and training as full-time staff.

Tracker Helps with OSHA Reports

IMWCA members can use Tracker, utilizing data from the Company Nurse first report of injury system, to maintain OSHA 300 logs and create the yearly OSHA 300a Report.

IMWCA Payroll Audit Process

At the same time, IMWCA is preparing to renew workers’ compensation policies for members for the coming fiscal year, IMWCA  works with Information Providers Inc. (IPI) to audit this year’s policy. Learn more about the payroll audit process, which begins each May.

When to Report a Claim

Do you know when to report a claim to IMWCA? Find out when you should report a workplace injury to Company Nurse, IMWCA’s claims reporting partner.

IMWCA Coverage Renewal Process

Learn more about the renewal process, including information about the payroll worksheet.

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Pictogram Quiz

Do you and your employees have the new Globally Harmonized System pictograms memorized? After all, the new system’s consistent and easily understandable information about the chemical products isn’t useful if you can’t identify the hazards.

RTWNow Tracker Tutorial

A recorded RTWNow resource training session that walks through the features of this service available to IMWCA members.