Founded in Wausau, WI, in 1911, America’s first workers compensation insurance company started using equipment like the Maico Audiometer to develop new standards of workplace safety.
In 1953, Wisconsin made occupational hearing loss a claimable condition under the state’s workers compensation law. Employers Mutual of Wausau quickly led the way in workplace hearing safety.
As the nation’s first workers compensation insurance company, Employers Mutual of Wausau, WI, exerted a powerful influence on workplace safety through its many educational posters, magazines, and other publications.
Wisconsin passed the nation’s first comprehensive worker’s compensation law in 1911, creating an entirely new insurance industry in the process.