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Workers' Compensation News

Oregon WCB Was Right To Deny Argument, Appeals Court Rules 03/21/2008
State: OR | Segment: Courts | 49 | 0
An Oregon employer failed to preserve the issue of whether an injured worker filed her claim within one year of the date of injury, an appellate court ruled. The Court of Appeals affirmed a Workers' Compensation Board's order that the employer had failed to raise and preserve the...Read More
OSHA Confirms March 13 Effective Date for Updated Standards 03/21/2008
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 253 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced in the Federal Register that it has issued a notice to confirm the March 13 effective date of its final rule on updated OSHA standards based on National Consensus Standards."This rule is part of OSHA's ongoing effort to upda...Read More
Oregon Attorney Fee Report Delayed 03/20/2008
State: OR | Segment: Top | 33 | 0
A report from the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board’s Advisory Committee on a possible increase in attorney fees, which was due this month, may not be ready until this summer.Even though a meeting has been scheduled for Friday in Salem, WCB Executive Assistant Karen Burton s...Read More
Office of Injured Employee Counsel Announces Job Openings 03/20/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 285 | 0
The Office of Injured Employee Counsel has posted an opening for a law clerk in the agency’s central office in Austin and for positions as regional staff attorneys for South and West Texas.Deputy Public Counsel Brian White said the law clerk and regional staff attorneys will provid...Read More
Oregon WCB Advisory Committee to Discuss Attorney fees 03/18/2008
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 30 | 0
Oregon's workers' compensation advisory committee will meet on Friday, March 21, to discuss proposed increases in Oregon workers’ compensation attorney fees The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) Training Room, 2601 25th St. SE, Suit...Read More
OSHA Investigates Death of Worker Crushed Loading Pipe 03/18/2008
State: AR | Segment: Safety | 247 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported Monday that OSHA is investigating the death of a worker who was reported crushed while loading pipe onto a railcar Friday at the Tenaris Hickman plant in Armorel, Ark.Paul Hansen, area director for OSHA, told WorkCompCentral that...Read More
OSHA, Mohawk Valley Safety Professionals Sign Alliance 03/18/2008
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 94 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mohawk Valley Safety Professionals Consortium announced a new alliance to enhance workplace safety and health in the Mohawk Valley of New York.The alliance was signed by the consortium and OSHA’s Syracuse area office....Read More
OSHA Fines Outdoor Advertising Firm $54,500 for Alleged Fall Hazards 03/17/2008
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 134 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a total of $54,500 in fines to nationwide advertising company CBS Outdoor for allegedly exposing employees to fall hazards at locations in Georgia and Massachusetts.OSHA reported agency inspectors observed CBS Outdor employees w...Read More
OSHA, St. Louis Training Program Form Alliance 03/13/2008
State: MO | Segment: Safety | 196 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Operation Excel/Youth Build in St. Louis have formed an alliance to provide information, guidance and training resources to youth enrolled in the organization’s construction training programs.The alliance will focus on “en...Read More
OSHA, Honda Form Alliance for Ohio Plants 03/13/2008
State: OH | Segment: Safety | 98 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Honda of America Manufacturing have formed a workplace safety and  health alliance to promote a safe working environment for employees and reduce injuries and illnesses at the company's plants in Ohio.OSHA and Honda said they...Read More
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