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State WCC Modifies Physician Statement Form 09/08/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission has modified its physician's statement form. Form 14B will now include a section clarifying whether future medical treatment is required. In the notice announcing the modification, the commission reiterated when 14B is necessary:...Read More

Dollar General Yet Again Violates OSHA Standards 09/08/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 523 | 0 | Popular with Other | 46 min read
Dollar General, a billion-dollar company with discount stores all over the United States, has netted more than 100 federal safety violations since 2010, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. ...Read More

65-Year-Old Worker Loses Fingertip at Food Supplier, Yielding OSHA Fines 09/08/2016
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A 65-year-old employee of the food supplier Keystone Foods lost his fingertip while cleaning an unguarded saw blade, leading to a federal safety inspection that yielded a $76,000 fine. ...Read More

OSHA: Framing Contractor Put Employees at Risk of Falls 09/08/2016
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Four employees of an Indiana framing contractor worked from two stories up without fall protection as they constructed a Perrysburg home in May. That...Read More

Contractor With History of Safety Violations Fined for Trench Hazards 09/08/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
An Illinois construction contractor in business for more than 50 years has a history of exposing its workers to trench hazards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. ...Read More
WCD Issues Bulletin on Reimbursement Requests 09/08/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division on Wednesday issued a bulletin providing instructions for reimbursing food, lodging and mileage expenses injured workers incur traveling to medical appointments, starting in October. Reimbursement for using a personal vehicle remains at ...Read More

Spreemo to Host Quality Research Summit Oct. 21 09/08/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Challenges and solutions in the treatment of back pain will be one of the issues discussed during an inaugural Quality Research Summit Oct. 21 in New York City hosted by Spreemo, a health care analytics company. ...Read More

Court Revives Suit Against Worker's Supervisors Over Fatal Car Accident 09/08/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 688 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Missouri Appellate Court revived a widow's lawsuit against her husband's former supervisors for the second time, saying there still remains a triable issue as to whether the supervisors had breached a personal duty of care by sending a courier out into a dangerous winter storm. ...Read More
Worker's St. Patrick's Day Death Leads to $125,000 Fine for Factory 09/08/2016
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
As he hand-polished a metal cylinder in a factory this winter, a 36-year-old worker became caught in the machine's operating spindle. His injuries led to his death two days later, on St. Patrick's Day. His employer of two years, Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp., of Cedarburg...Read More

OSHA to Austin-Area Construction Companies: Don't Repeat Lockhart's Mistake 09/08/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 511 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Two construction companies at an Austin work site received federal safety citations for failing to adequately guard trenches, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced this week. ...Read More
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