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Upcoming Events, Meetings 02/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 36 | 0
The Southern California Council of Self-Insurers will hold its monthly meeting on 2/26 from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Conference Center Diamond Room. John Simmers, CEO/President of Frasco Profiles and Richard F. Smith, Vice President of Frasco Profiles will present ...Read More
 
 
UC Davis Study Says Major Air Issues at WTC 02/12/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 67 | 0
In the most thorough analysis yet of the dust and smoke blown through lower Manhattan after the collapse of the World Trade Center, researchers at the University of California, Davis, described unprecedented clouds of very fine particles that should be considered in evaluating rescue workers' and re...Read More
 
 
UK Court Says Workers Must Endure Stress 02/07/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 49 | 0
We ...Read More
 
 
Utah Reform Bill Moving Forward 02/05/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 92 | 0
The Utah legislature is moving forward with a bill that would speed the processing of workers...Read More
 
 
Utah Injury Rate Declines to Record Low 01/15/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 40 | 0
The rate at which Utah workers suffered work-related injuries and illnesses dropped in 2000 to its lowest level since the state began compiling the data in the early 1970s, according to a recent news report from the Salt Lake Tribune. The Tribune reports that employers reported 47,500 injurie...Read More
 
 
US Supreme Court Says Carpal Tunnel Not ADA 01/09/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 136 | 0
The United States Supreme Court today, in an opinion by Justice Sandra O'Connor, limited the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to a workers' compensation carpal tunnel disability case. In Toyota vs. Williams, (No. 001089. Argued November 7, 2001Decided January 8, 2002), the inju...Read More
 
 
UAL May be Liable for Layover Rape 01/04/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 47 | 0
The United States Federal Court of Appeals, Second District (New York) recently issued a decision from an appeal of summary judgment affirming the exclusive remedy doctrine against claims of negligent hiring, retention, and supervision while permitting a Title VII sexual harassment claim to move for...Read More
 
 
Understand the Claimant says III 10/06/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 36 | 0
Angry workers' compensation claimants need to be understood and helped by insurance adjusters, not belittled,' dismissed or 'beaten up,' one leading claims trainer says. 'These people are not the enemy. They are your customers,' said Carl Van, president and chief executive officer of the Intern...Read More
 
 
U.S. Dept of Labor Postpones Ergonomics Plan 09/26/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 52 | 0
The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week that, in the wake of the events of 9/11, the Department will temporarily postpone the announcement of a plan of action on ergonomics. The announcement, which was expected this month, will be made later this Fall. In July, the Department cond...Read More
 
 
U.S. House to Review State of Industry 09/20/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 38 | 0
A.M. Best reports that state insurance commissioners will meet with members of U.S. House on Sept. 26 to update them on the state of the insurance industry, including losses suffered and solvency following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. U.S. Rep. Mike Oxley, R-Ohio, h...Read More
 
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