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Honeywell Aerospace Gains MNSTAR Status 05/15/2007
State: MN | Segment: Safety | 103 | 0
Workplace safety and health representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will recognize Honeywell Aerospace for its achievement as a MNSTAR (Minnesota Star) work site during a ceremony at 11 a.m. today at 2600 Ridgway Parkway in Minneapolis. The facility is the 20t...Read More
Handout Features Teen Workers' Claim Characteristics 05/11/2007
State: MN | Segment: Safety | 45 | 0
A handout prepared by the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Division on teenager worker claim characteristics showed that the youthful workers had a higher proportion of burns than older workers. "Burns were most often caused by hot oil, hot water, ovens and grills," the handout reported....Read More
Hired Calif. Prosecutors Have Anti-SLAPP Protection 05/10/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 247 | 0
A Sacramento appeals court has given anti-SLAPP protection to a team of traveling prosecutors who try employers in rural California counties after injuries and deaths occur on the job. SLAPP refers to strategic lawsuit against public participation. Under California law, a district attorn...Read More
House Approves Free Medical Records for Ombudsmen 05/10/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 132 | 0
Legislation requiring health care providers to furnish state ombudsmen assisting injured workers with the workers' medical records at no charge received approval Wednesday by the Texas House of Representatives. House Bill 888 by Rep. Helen Giddings, D-Dallas, passed on a 141-0 vote and wa...Read More
Hanover Hungry for Small Business Comp 05/10/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 197 | 0
The Hanover Insurance Group announced Wednesday that it has broadened its appetite for workers' compensation risks, allowing its agents to offer a "total account solution" for small businesses. The Hanover said in a press release that 80% of the company's Avenues small commercial business...Read More
Health Care Fees Go Unchallenged in Workshop 05/09/2007
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 26 | 0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) held a workshop Tuesday on its 2007 reimbursement manual for health care providers with no serious questions. The manual, which would be implemented under Rule 69L-7.020, would update 2006 fees based on a formula tha...Read More
Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Purchases Global Special Risks 05/09/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 218 | 0
Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co. (HRH) announced Tuesday that it acquired the operating assets of Global Special Risks LLC, effective May 1. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Global Special Risks (GSR), an excess and surplus lines wholesale broker and managing general agency special...Read More
House Deadlines Start to Choke Comp Bills 05/07/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 90 | 0
With three weeks to go before the end of the 80th Texas Legislature's regular session, time is running out for several workers' compensation initiatives, including proposed "carve-out" programs and discounts for employers who implement drug-testing programs. Chances also are dimming for l...Read More
House Strips Reform Bill, Subs Its Own Version 05/04/2007
State: SC | Segment: Top | 82 | 0
A subcommittee of the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee approved a call to strip away a reform hashed out for months in the South Carolina Senate and to substitute its own version. Those involved in the heated debate over Senate Bill 332 said the decision, if approved by the fu...Read More
Hub International Net Income Up 50% 05/02/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 162 | 0
Hub International Limited on Tuesday reported a 50% increase in net income in the first quarter of 2007, to $24.7 million compared to $16.5 million during the same period last year. First quarter 2007 revenue was $171.8 million, a 28% increase over first quarter 2006 revenue of $134.1 mi...Read More
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