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OSHA Cites Aircraft Manufacturer for Carcinogen Exposure 02/02/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited aircraft manufacturer Spirit Aerosystems Inc. in Wichita for exposing employees to hexavalent chromium, a known carcinogen. ...Read More

ODG and Peers Health Partner on Data Collection, Analysis 01/31/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 114 min read
ODG, publisher of the Official Disability Guidelines, is teaming up with Peers Health to expand the collection of data and development of new products. ...Read More
Old Republic Grows Profit by 20% in 2017 01/26/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 271 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 40 min read
Old Republic International Corp. has reported a net income of $300 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, a 127% increase from net income of $132 million in the prio...Read More

Opinion of Worker's Expert Wasn't Enough to Rebut Presumption of Correctness 01/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 280 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 13 min read
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that the testimony of a worker’s medical expert was insufficient to rebut the opinion of her treating doctor. ...Read More

Orthopedic Academy Releases Carpal Tunnel Performance Standards 01/15/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 597 min read
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approved performance measures for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome that payers could use to help rate provider quality. ...Read More

Orange County's Shaddi Kamiabipour Named Prosecutor of the Year 01/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 840 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
Shaddi Kamiabipour, senior deputy district attorney for Orange County, has been named prosecutor of the year by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. ...Read More

One Provider Booted From System, Another Reinstated 01/10/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has temporarily suspended a chiropractor’s authorization to treat injured workers, and reinstated a doctor of osteopathy to the system. ...Read More

OSHA Issues $12,600 Fine After 'Walking Dead' Stuntman's Death 01/09/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A motion picture company is facing $12,675 in proposed federal penalties after a stuntman died during the filming of television show “The Walking Dead” in Senoia, Georgia. ...Read More

Orthopedic Surgeon Gives Up Treating Privileges 01/05/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 366 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Bronx orthopedic surgeon Albert Graziosa has voluntarily resigned his authorization to treat injured workers, effective Dec. 28, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board says in Subject No. 046-1013...Read More

On-the-Job Overdose Deaths Surging, BLS Reports 12/29/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 989 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 228 min read
Workplace fatalities increased for the third year in a row in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and officials said the nation’s opioid crisis may have played a role in the trend. ...Read More
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