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Report: Businesses Underestimate Risk of Trips and Falls 08/31/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fifty-one percent of businesses identified their entryway as the place where most slips, trips and falls occur in their building, but less than half use floor mats in other areas where falls are likely to occur, according to a survey. ...Read More

Rauner Vetoes Bill That Would Have Regulated Insurer Profits and Rates 08/30/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As expected, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation that would have regulated insurer profits and rates. ...Read More

Researchers Hope to Improve Safe Patient-Handling Practices in Nursing Homes 08/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Researchers at Cleveland State University, funded by a $244,000 grant from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, are wrapping up a two-year project to improve safe patient-handling practices in nursing homes. ...Read More

Reports Find Moderating Losses, Higher Adjustment Expenses 08/25/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 933 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A pair of reports published Thursday said California employers can thank the 2012 reforms for falling medical costs. Average medical costs...Read More

Regulators, Insurers Brace for Hurricane Harvey and Workplace Hazards 08/25/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 555 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has closed three field offices as Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Lone Star State. DWC offices in Co...Read More

Retroactive Benefits to Increase on Oct. 1 08/21/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has issued a bulletin regarding the annual increase in retroactive program benefits effective Oct. 1. ...Read More

Rule Proposed to Update Resource Materials in Reimbursement Manual 08/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Financial Services has proposed an amendment to Rule 69L-8.071, materials for use with the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual. ...Read More

Restraining Order Lifted, New Court Reporters Assigned 08/11/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 565 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New Jersey judge has lifted a temporary restraining order that prevented the Division of Workers’ Compensation from changing its court reporter services, allowing the division to use the three services that it had contracted with in July.  ...Read More

Roofing Company Faces $1.5M in Fines for Lack of Fall Protection 08/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A North Florida roofing contractor is facing proposed penalties of $1.5 million after federal safety inspectors allegedly spotted company employees working on a roof without proper fall protection. ...Read More

Researchers: Chronic Opioids Shouldn't Derail Return to Work 08/10/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 624 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Opioid therapy can be one part of a strategy to get injured workers back on the job — sometimes even when the employee is still on opioids when he returns to work, according to newly published research. ...Read More
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