As the workforce continues to age and gain weight, new employment-related exposures are arising–one of the many emerging coverage and loss control issues sure to challenge relatively unprepared risk managers in the near future, according to studies released in New Orleans at the annual conference for the Risk and Insurance Management Society.

Indeed, 59 percent surveyed by Specialty Risk Services said they considered overweight employees to be at greatest risk for workplace injuries in the future, with depressed employees a distant second at 20 percent and the aging workforce at 13 percent.

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