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Corporations looking for improvements in their workers’ compensation loss trends should consider employing behavioral safety procedures that aim to train workers to make safer choices in the workplace, an insurance broker executive said.

Pressure to boost productivity in the workplace causes workers to take shortcuts that are often “easier, faster and more comfortable” than following safety procedures, said Leo Carlin of Marsh’s Behavioral Services practice. These shortcuts prevent corporations from making greater improvements in their workers’ comp losses. Behavioral systems can be put in place, however, that encourage workers to make better, safer choices and help reduce losses, he said.

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