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Worker Pulled into Bark Remover - Mill Fined $43K 06/11/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 52 | 0
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Pate Lumber Company, Inc., of Carrollton, Ala., and proposed $43,400 in penalties for failing to protect workers from "caught and crush" hazards at the company's saw mill. A Pate employee died at the facility on F...Read More
WV Special Session on Work Comp Begins 06/10/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise has called a special legislative session to deal with that state's workers' compensation crisis.The session was slated to begin last night and the ending date apparently is open ended, assuming issues cannot be resolved over the weekend, which state press reports ...Read More
WV Reform Proposal Released; Funding Still Issue 06/06/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 81 | 0
The West Virginia working commission on workers' compensation reform has finally submitted a 267 page legislative proposal for legislators to consider.Yesterday the bill was filed with the state Senate, and will now undergo review and debate, assuming Gov. Bob Wise calls a special session to...Read More
WCIRB Suspends Ex Ratings on Legion/Villanova 06/05/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 34 | 0
The California Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) says that is has suspended the issuance of experience ratings based on Legion and Villanova insurance data.In a release yesterday, WCIRB said that, in response to correspondence, the WCIRB has been notified by Legion Insura...Read More
WCB Alberta Cost/Claims Up 6.9% So Far 06/05/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 175 | 0
"During a year when financial pressures on the system continue to increase, the Workers' Compensation Board - Alberta continues to focus on improving accountability, customer service and its relationships with stakeholders," stated President and CEO Guy Kerr. He added, "I have had the pleasure o...Read More
WestPoint Stevens BK Continues WC Payments 06/04/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 109 | 0
WestPoint Stevens Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WSPT) yesterday announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved a series of the Company's "first day" motions, ensuring that WestPoint Stevens can continue regular operations throughout the reorganization proceeding. "The Court's granting of ou...Read More
WV Implements Reed's Medical Disability Advisor 06/04/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 105 | 0
The West Virginia Workers' Compensation Division, with recommendation of the Healthcare Advisory Panel (HCAP), began the implementation of The Medical Disability Advisor (MDA), from Reed Group Ltd., in their case management processes on June 1, 2003. The Division's medical and non-medical staff will...Read More
WCIRB - Rates Inadequate, Should be 22.5% 05/30/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 49 | 0
Yesterday David Bellusci, chief actuary for the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau told the Bureau's governing committee that the latest data through March 30 indicates rates should actually be increased about 22.5 percent rather than the 10.6% increase previously recommended ...Read More
WA L&I Reminds Employers of Teen Worker Safety 05/28/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 61 | 0
As the summer hiring season begins, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries urges employers to help protect kids by making job safety a priority. Teens are twice as likely to suffer a workplace injury as adults, according to L&I research. Inappropriate supervision, poor train...Read More
Work Comp Front Page Headline Sunday LA Times 05/27/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 43 | 0
Workers' compensation in California made the top headline of the front page of the Sunday Los Angeles Times, with the claim that the system is "so broken" that for many it is the last straw in the state's high cost of doing business, and that Nevada is the state of choice for former California firms...Read More
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