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Poultry Processor Draws 47 Citations, $182,200 in Fines 03/16/2010
State: DE | Segment: EAST | 503 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 47 citations with fines totaling $182,200 to the Allen Family Foods poultry processing facility in Harbeson, Del. for allegedly exposing workers to a variety of workplace safety hazards. OSHA initiated an investigation of the facil...Read More
Pearson and Wick Reappointed to WCIRB Governing Committee 03/15/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 107 | 0
California Insurance Commissioner Poizner announced Friday that he has reappointed Lee Pearson of Rancho Murrieta and Bruce Wick of San Bernardino to the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau Governing Committee. Pearson has served on the Rating Bureau's Governing Committ...Read More
PEO Regulatory Bill Passes Legislature 03/15/2010
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 415 | 0
The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations reported Nebraska has become the 35th state to regulate professional employer organizations (PEOs) with the passage of legislation by Sen. Abbie Cornett of Bellevue.The association said Legislative Bill 579, known as the 201...Read More
Psychiatrist's Opinion Lacked Credibility, Court Concludes 03/12/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 180 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Board correctly determined that a claimant's psychiatrist's opinion lacked credibility because she was unaware of the nature of the claimant's work injury, her personal life or prior injuries, a New York appellate court concluded....Read More
Proposed Regs Would Exempt Air Ambulances from Fee Schedule 03/10/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 461 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers' Compensation is proposing new rules that would exempt air ambulance services from the state's Official Medical Fee Schedule.The DWC announced the proposed amendments to California Code of Regulations Section 9789.70 in a "newsline" e-mailed lat...Read More
Poizner to Cut Fees Again Next Fiscal Year 03/08/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 105 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, for the second consecutive year, plans to reduce a number of the fees his department charges by about 6%.Poizner, a candidate for the Republic gubernatorial nomination, said the fee cut will take effect July 1 and will apply to hundreds of...Read More
PI: Communication is the Key to Good Surveillance Video 03/08/2010
State: NA | Segment: Top | 685 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John P. Kamin, Legal Editorjohnkamin@workcompcentral.comPHOENIX -- Good communication between an employer and private investigator is an important element to successfully shooting ...Read More
PTSD Bill Clears Labor Committee 03/08/2010
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 179 | 0
The post-traumatic stress bill triggered by a denial of benefits to the Stamford, Conn., police officer who shot the rampaging chimpanzee Travis last year unanimously cleared the Labor Committee of the state General Assembly last week.The Hartford Courant reported that House Bill 168 rec...Read More
PIACT Elects Officers 03/04/2010
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Professional Insurance Agents on Connecticut (PIACT) elected new officers this week during its annual convention held in Mashantucket, Conn.PIACT elected seven officers to serve for 2010 and 2011.They include:President: Howard Olderman, president of The Olde...Read More
Printing Company Receives 27 Citations, $62,350 in Fines 03/01/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 175 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 27 citations with fines totaling $62,350 to Worldcolor Buffalo for alleged violations of safety and health standards at its Depew printing facility.OSHA reported it began inspections at the facility in October and "identified a...Read More
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