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Office Drafting Bulletin to Bar Mandatory Genetic Testing of Claimants 09/05/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana has become the latest state to grapple with the role of pharmacogenetic testing in workers' compensation claims.  After learning...Read More
 
 

OSHA Looks Into Extending Deadline for Employers to Meet Crane Safety Standards 09/01/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 383 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal work safety agency is looking into giving crane operators an extra year to meet the qualifications set out in a standard adopted in 2010. ...Read More
 
 

Occupational Illnesses Decreasing but Remain High 08/31/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The rate of occupational illness in Connecticut dropped about 9% from 2013-15 but remained 5.6% above the national rate, according to a new report by University of Connecticut researchers. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Rule Prohibits Unreasonable Injury Reporting Requirements 08/29/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Some employers are eliminating post-accident drug testing for workers, while others are re-examining policies that require workplace injuries to be reported “immediately” — steps that could discourage injury reporting and violate a recent federal rule. ...Read More
 
 

ODG Makes Agreement in Australia 08/29/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Icare NSW, the largest workers’ compensation insurance company in Australia, has entered into an agreement to use the Official Disability Guidelines, or ODG. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA to Discuss Future of Voluntary Protections Program 08/21/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold its second stakeholder meeting on the future of the agency’s Voluntary Protections Program on Aug. 28 in New Orleans. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Fines Paperboard Mill $357,445 for 61 Violations 08/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York paperboard mill faces $357,445 in penalties for exposing workers to 61 safety and health hazards, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said on Wednesday. ...Read More
 
 

Orthopedic Surgeon Charged With Defrauding System of More Than $14,000 08/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 447 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Central New York orthopedic surgeon was charged Tuesday with running a scheme to defraud the workers’ compensation system, state Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott said. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Updates Online Whistleblower Complaint Form 08/01/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a revised online whistleblower complaint form to help workers file retaliation complaints with the appropriate agency. ...Read More
 
 
Opioid Task Force Meeting Today 07/31/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force is holding its sixth meeting today in Raleigh. The commission formed the task force in February to identify solutions for problems of workers’ compensation claimants abusing opioids. Members of the task force have been...Read More
 
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