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Workers’ Compensation Being Stretched Thin by Obesity Epidemic

Over the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. The economic consequences are severe. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 (the most recent year that data is available from the CDC). On an individual level, medical costs for obese people were $1,429 higher on average than those of normal weight.

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Cover Your Flush

As most sanitation operators know, sewer back-ups are costly and damaging. The Pool alone has paid out $1.8 million in “Not-at-Fault” Sewer Back-up claims, which is just a fraction of the total costs incurred by homeowners and districts alike. Last year, the Pool created resources that districts can use to educate their customers on the causes of sewer back-up.

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25 Uses of District Safety and Loss Prevention Grant Funds

A list of purchases for the CSD Pool’s Safety and Loss Prevention Grant Program.

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