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Coalition Warns of Cyanide Danger From Fires 04/24/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 44 | 0
Cyanide is commonly released during structure fires and is poisonous to anyone who breathes it, warns a new coalition that wants better training and protection for the nation's firefighters. The Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition (CPTC) is a nonprofit organization whose members include ...Read More
Commission Posts New Opinions Online 04/24/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 69 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission reported that five new opinions by the Compensation Review Board have been posted to the commission's Web site. The opinions (all issued in April) are styled Willimantic Dodge/Nissan Stripling Auto Sales, Barnes v. Waterbury Hospital, Doe v....Read More
Calif. 5th: No Liability for Injury on Public Road 04/21/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 353 | 0
In an opinion not certified for publication, the Fifth District of the California Court of Appeals ruled that an employer owes no duty of care to a pedestrian employee utilizing an adjacent public road. In Saran v. W.M. Bolthouse Farms, No. F047107, 04/18/2006, Baldev Saran was hit b...Read More
Correction 04/21/2006
State: CA | Segment: Other | 48 | 0
A Wednesday article about the second anniversary of California Senate Bill 899 contained two errors. The story misidentifed David Rockwell as president of Voters Injured at Work. He is president of the California Applicants' Attorney Association. Also, a quote attributed to Rockw...Read More
Cambridge Unveils Ovation Client Portal 5.0 04/21/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 286 | 0
Cambridge Integrated Services, a claims and risk management services provider, has unveiled Ovation Client Portal Release 5.0 (OCP 5.0). The Ovation Client Portal transforms claim data into usable and actionable information so that risk managers can make timely, accurate decisions to preven...Read More
Costs vs. Compassion Clash on Anniversary 04/20/2006
State: CA | Segment: Other | 313 | 0
An economic boost vs. compassion for hurt workers were clashing themes Wednesday in Sacramento on the second anniversary of the signing of Senate Bill 899, which overhauled California's workers' compensation system and left a huge divide between its participants. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...Read More
CCWC Conference Set for July in Newport 04/19/2006
State: CA | Segment: Events | 145 | 0
The California Coalition on Workers' Compensation will hold its 4th Annual Legislative Conference in Newport from July 12-13. The event will provide a comprehensive event on developments at the state Capitol and elsewhere in California, the employer organization said on its Web site. Expert...Read More
Cascade National Failure Provokes Suit 04/19/2006
State: WA | Segment: Courts | 111 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has filed a lawsuit seeking damages from three out-of-state companies and their principals, alleging they defrauded workers' compensation carrier Cascade National Insurance Co. and precipitated the Bellevue insurer's collapse. Cascade went ban...Read More
Court Answers Questions on RFP 04/19/2006
State: NE | Segment: Courts | 92 | 0
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court responded to questions regarding its request for proposal (RFP) for workflow consulting services. Written questions were due to the court by April 14. The court has established a goal of achieving full "paperless functionality" by 2011....Read More
Contractor Fined $42,800 in Electrocution. 04/19/2006
State: FL | Segment: Safety | 98 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Fort Myers-based concrete pumping contractor Pumpco and proposed penalties totaling $42,800 following the electrocution of a worker-trainee at a construction site at Cape Coral, Fla. OSHA investigators reported that on Jan. 9 the...Read More
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