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Office Manager for Claims Mgt. Firm to Plead Guilty to Embezzling 01/14/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The office manager for a Louisiana workers' compensation case management firm has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors who accused her of embezzling $216,000 from her employer, federal court records show.The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Louisiana char...Read More
 
 
OSHA Posts Initial Sampling Results from Hurricane Sandy 01/10/2013
State: NA | Segment: EAST | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has posted the initial results from sampling conducted at locations in New York and New Jersey where recovery workers are involved in clean-up after Hurricane Sandy.OSHA said samples were taken from a variety of locations in storm-af...Read More
 
 
OSHA Issues Annual Plan for Site-Specific Targeting Program 01/10/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2012 (SST-12) program to direct enforcement resources to workplaces where the highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur.OSHA says the program "is one of OSHA'...Read More
 
 
OSHA Cites Contractor for Excavation Hazards 01/09/2013
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Dracut, Mass., construction contractor for excavation and other hazards at a job site in Nashua, N.H.OSHA said in a press release inspectors recommended $55,660 in fines against DeFelice Inc. Inspectors observed a DeFelic...Read More
 
 
OIR: Drug and Hospital Reforms Could Drop Rates by 9.4% 01/03/2013
State: FL | Segment: Top | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Florida Office of Insurance Regulation reported on Wednesday that a series of reforms being considered by the state's Three-Member Panel could save employers as much as 9.4% in ...Read More
 
 
OIEC Program Targets Injured Workers' Psychological Issues 01/03/2013
State: TX | Segment: Top | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefThe state agency that provides ombudsmen services for injured workers in Texas is preparing to launch a pilot program to provide training to help its clients recognize...Read More
 
 
OWC Did Not Err by Siding with IME's Opinion, Court Concludes 01/02/2013
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Office of Workers' Compensation did not have to give a treating physician more weight than an independent medical examiner's opinion, a Louisiana appeals court concluded. Case: Idusuyi v. Earl K. Long Medical Center, No. 2012 CA 0751, 12/21/12, published. Facts: D...Read More
 
 
OSHA Fines Construction Company for Electrical Hazards 12/31/2012
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Union, N.J., electrical contractor for exposing workers to electrical hazards at a work site in Fort Lee, N.J.OSHA said in a news release it has proposed $41,580 in fines against Bender Enterprises for repeat violations a...Read More
 
 
OSHA Cites Chemical Company after Worker Asphyxiated 12/31/2012
State: WV | Segment: EAST | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a West Virginia chemical manufacturer with 12 serious safety violations after a worker was killed while sandblasting at the company's plant in Nitro, W.Va.According to news reports, Rex Wilcoxen, an employee of AC&S Inc...Read More
 
 
Officer Liable for $7K in Costs after Fraud Ruling 12/28/2012
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A police officer is liable for $7,778 in costs and fees after the Office of Workers' Compensation determined that he had committed fraud, a Louisiana appellate court concluded. Case: Price v. Ponchatoula Police Department, No. 2012 CA 0727, 12/21/12, published. Facts: Mar...Read More
 
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