In research news:

About 9 percent of injured Albertson’s grocery store workers screened since 2013 were found to have psychosocial issues embedded in their workers compensation claims, a figure the company says it is managing with early interventions to avoid problems later. Denise Algire, Pleasanton, California-based director of risk initiatives and national medical director for Albertson Cos., said the company saw psychosocial issues in workers comp as a major driver for long-tail claims — which is the key point in a recent study on the overall comp industry’s battle with such problematic claims.

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