For supermarkets trying to manage their workers' compensation costs, the good news is that nationally, workplace injuries and illnesses in the private sector continue to fall, and employers' costs are down. However, these gains are being offset by a significant rise in medical expenses, which is the primary driver of workers' comp costs today, noted Libby Christman, senior director of risk management for Ahold USA, Quincy, Mass. Supermarket operators such as Ahold are taking proactive ...

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