NATL. - ACOEM Offers Virtual Symposium on Returning to Work in Pandemic
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, known as ACOEM, will host a virtual symposium Tuesday and Wednesday on safety guidelines for businesses and health professionals returning to work.
The symposium is designed for occupational medicine physicians, nurses, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, environmen...
IL - Nowak Remembered as Excellent Attorney, Arbitrator
Michael K. Nowak, an arbitrator with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission since 2014, died this week of an illness, the Commission announced Friday.
“It is with great sadness that we offer our condolences to the family of our colleague, Michael Nowak, a kind man, an excellent attorney and an arbitrator,” the commission...
IL - Commission Open Again, but Review Calls Won't Be In-Person
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The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, shut down for three days because of the widespread protests over the police-custody death of an unarmed man, is open for business again.
But commissioners will not be holding any in-person monthly review calls, the commission chairman announced Wednesday. All review calls will be done via WebEx, a...
TX - DWC Says Some Medical Exams Can Resume June 15
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Restrictions on in-person medical exams are starting to loosen up, the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation said in a bulletin posted Thursday.
Starting June 15, physicians may resume designated doctor exams and required medical exams (RMEs) that had been previously approved by the division, the bulletin notes. Insurers may request RMEs to ...