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OSIP Publishes Security Deposit Rules 12/07/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Office of Self-Insurance Plans published emergency regulations to establish actuarial-based security deposits as required by Senate Bill 863.SB 863 says security deposits must be based on losses and expenses determined by an actuary.The ...Read More
 
 
OSHA Posts Fact Sheet on Sandy Cleanup 12/07/2012
State: NA | Segment: EAST | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has posted a fact sheet highlighting the hazards associated with cleanup work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.OSHA said in a news release that the fact sheet focuses on mold contamination in the wake of the hurricane....Read More
 
 
Opioids on CHSWC Agenda for Dec. 14 Meeting in Oakland 12/04/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 346 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California's labor-management advisory group will hear a report on mitigating the risks of opioid pain medications and other matters during a meeting in Oakland on Dec. 14.The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation will meet at 9 a.m. in the first floor auditor...Read More
 
 
Officer's Cancer Case Raises Question about Disproving Presumption 11/30/2012
State: CA | Segment: Top | 962 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A police officer has asked a California appellate court to decide whether the City of Westminster disproved that his cancer was work-related, giving the court an opportunity to clarify the standard for overcoming the presumptions created by state statutes that cancer and other ailments suffered...Read More
 
 
OSHA Announces Settlement with New England Wood Pellet 11/30/2012
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it has reached a settlement with New England Wood Pellet following explosions and fires at its manufacturing plant in Jaffrey, N.H., last year.OSHA said in a news release on Wednesday that the company has agreed to i...Read More
 
 
OSHA Fines Recycler $59,000 11/29/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed $59,000 in penalties against a California scrap metal recycler for exposing workers to safety risks including possible amputation.OSHA said inspectors found 10 serious violations at a Butte, Mont....Read More
 
 
Owners of Drywall Company Charged with Fraud 11/27/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owners of a drywall company were charged with felony insurance fraud for allegedly collecting workers’ compensation benefits while they were working, according to the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I).The department said Jamie S. Beroth, 63, and her ...Read More
 
 
OSHA Urges Crowd Control Measures at Holiday Sales Events 11/26/2012
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging retail employers to take precautions to prevent worker injuries during "Black Friday" and other major sales events during the holiday season.In 2008, a worker was trampled to death when shoppers rushed through the do...Read More
 
 
OSHA Announces New Whistleblower Program Director 11/26/2012
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on Wednesday that Beth Slavet has been selected as the new director of the agency's whistleblower protection program.OSHA said Slavet "is an experienced administrator and manager with more than 30 years of experience ...Read More
 
 
OWC Posts Advisory of Pharmacy Fees 11/16/2012
State: DE | Segment: EAST | 349 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Delaware Office of Workers' Compensation advised Wednesday that the cost of prescriptions for injured workers is capped at 100% of the average wholesale price (AWP).Donna Forrest, medical component manager for OWC, said she received a question about the prices charged for prescri...Read More
 
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