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Workers' Compensation News

Hazardous Waste Processor Gains 'Star' Award 03/20/2007
State: ID | Segment: Safety | 128 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced US Ecology Idaho in Grand View, Idaho, achieved "Star" status in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). US Ecology Idaho, a hazardous waste treatment storage and disposal facility, is a division of American Ecology Corp....Read More
House Members Nix Moving Dispute Review Office 03/16/2007
State: ND | Segment: Politics | 47 | 0
North Dakota House members rejected a proposal to move an office for assisting injured workers with disputes from the Workforce Safety and Insurance Agency (WSI) to the Department of Labor. Rep. Jasper Schneider, D-Fargo, proposed moving the Office of Independent Review from WSI, arguing ...Read More
Hub International Buys Phoenix-Based Brokerage 03/16/2007
State: AZ | Segment: Business | 113 | 0
Hub International Limited announced Thursday that it agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of BNC Insurance Services, one of the largest Arizona-based insurance brokers. The brokerage, which does business as Milne & BNC Insurance Services, has approximately $19 million in reve...Read More
Hearing Set on Pain, Lower Extremities Guidelines 03/15/2007
State: OK | Segment: Regulatory | 109 | 0
The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court posted notice of a hearing April 13 on proposed chronic pain management and lower extremity treatment guidelines drafted by the Physician Advisory Council. The proposed guidelines were placed on the court's Web site. The hearing will be ...Read More
Hawaii Chamber Opposes Return to Work Restriction 03/14/2007
State: HI | Segment: Politics | 50 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The top official with the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce warned members this week that a workers' compensation bill that could encourage longer stays off work has made it through a critical stage in the legislative session. Jim Tollefson, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, sent ...Read More
Health Care Advisory Committee Cancels Meeting 03/09/2007
State: MI | Segment: Regulatory | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency reported the Health Care Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday was canceled due to lack of a quorum. The next scheduled meeting for the committee is May 8 at the General Office Building at the State Secondary Complex at 7150 Harris Drive ...Read More
Huckabee Aide Pressured Judges, Attorney Says 03/07/2007
State: AR | Segment: Top | 223 | 0 | Popular with Array
An Arkansas attorney alleges that a top aide to ex-governor and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee pressured judges to rule against injured workers and played a role in the firings of three judges who say they were removed for favoring claimants over business. Attorney Rick Spencer raised ...Read More
Houston Seminar Emphasizes OSHA Violations 03/07/2007
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 107 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will present an educational seminar on "Seven of OSHA's Most Frequently Cited Standards in 2006" April 18 in Houston. The seminar will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Windsor Suites, 9090 Southwest Freeway. Cost is $125 per person. Registrat...Read More
House Rejects Bill on WSI Membership 03/06/2007
State: ND | Segment: Politics | 53 | 0
The North Dakota House of Representatives rejected a bill that would have given the governor more control over directors of the state's monopoly insurer, the Bismark Tribune reported Monday. Senate Bill 2257 by Sen. Joel Heitkamp, D-Hankinson sought to establish the agriculture commission...Read More
Hearings on Paperless Filing System Set 03/05/2007
State: SD | Segment: Regulatory | 72 | 0
The South Dakota Division of Insurance will hold two public meetings to present information on changes being made in producer licensing and other areas. The division announced that effective May 1 it will no longer accept paper filings but will require filings be made through the System ...Read More
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