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ODG Makes Agreement in Australia 08/29/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Icare NSW, the largest workers’ compensation insurance company in Australia, has entered into an agreement to use the Official Disability Guidelines, or ODG. ...Read More

OSHA to Discuss Future of Voluntary Protections Program 08/21/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold its second stakeholder meeting on the future of the agency’s Voluntary Protections Program on Aug. 28 in New Orleans. ...Read More

OSHA Fines Paperboard Mill $357,445 for 61 Violations 08/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 294 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York paperboard mill faces $357,445 in penalties for exposing workers to 61 safety and health hazards, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said on Wednesday. ...Read More

Orthopedic Surgeon Charged With Defrauding System of More Than $14,000 08/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 532 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Central New York orthopedic surgeon was charged Tuesday with running a scheme to defraud the workers’ compensation system, state Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott said. ...Read More

OSHA Updates Online Whistleblower Complaint Form 08/01/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a revised online whistleblower complaint form to help workers file retaliation complaints with the appropriate agency. ...Read More
Opioid Task Force Meeting Today 07/31/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force is holding its sixth meeting today in Raleigh. The commission formed the task force in February to identify solutions for problems of workers’ compensation claimants abusing opioids. Members of the task force have been...Read More

Occasional Driving Doesn't Entitle Ag Worker to Comp Benefits 07/31/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 302 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A person injured while filling a semi-truck tanker with liquid fertilizer was an agricultural worker, not a truck driver, and therefore is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More

Old Republic Reports $102M Profit in Q2 07/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Old Republic International Corp. has reported second quarter net income of $102 million, an amount that is roughly unchanged from net income in the second quarter of 2016. ...Read More
OSHA Fines Aluminum Manufacturer $1.9M 07/25/2017
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 317 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New Jersey alumninum manufacturer has been cited again by the federal workplace safety agency, and this time the government wants more than $1.9 million in penalties.  Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected Alu...Read More

OSHA Accepting Applications for $10.5M in Safety Training Grants 07/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering $10.5 million in Susan Harwood training grants for programs that will help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety hazards. ...Read More
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