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Workers' Compensation

As required by law, the Company provides workers’ compensation benefits for the protection of employees with work-related injuries or illnesses. Workers’ compensation insurance provides coverage to employees who receive job-related injuries or illnesses. If an employee is injured or becomes ill as a result of his/her job, it is the employee’s responsibility to immediately notify the Workers’ Compensation Manager, currently Ronda Hudson-Dowding of an injury in order to receive benefits.

Report every work-related illness or injury to a direct/indirect manager, Workers’ Compensation Manager, and/or Environmental Health and Safety regardless of how minor it may appear. The Company will advise the employee of the procedure for submitting a workers’ compensation claim. If necessary, injured employees will be referred to a medical care facility. Employees should retain all paperwork provided to them by the medical facility. Failure to report a work-related illness or injury promptly could result in denial of benefits. An illness or injury report should contain as many details as possible, including the date, time, description of the illness or injury, along with names of any witnesses. A separate insurance company will administer the worker’s compensation insurance. Representatives of this insurance organization may contact injured employees regarding their benefits under the plan. Additional information regarding workers’ compensation is available from Human Resources.

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