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Missouri Court Won't Hear Untimely Filing Matter 07/20/2007
State: MO | Segment: Courts | 57 | 0
A claimant needed to raise the issue of an untimely filing before the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission to preserve it for appeal, the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals dedided. The Labor and Industrial Relations Commission sustained Alliance Data Systems' motion to dismiss...Read More
MIOSHA Fines Grand Rapids Manufacturer $134,310 07/20/2007
State: MI | Segment: Safety | 133 | 0
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has fined Knape and Vogt Manufacturing Co. of Grand Rapids $134,310 for allegedly failing to adequately protect employees from safety hazards. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, MIOSHA's parent agency, re...Read More
Medical Center Launches Information-Driven Web Pages 07/20/2007
State: MA | Segment: Medicine | 26 | 0
A teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School launched a new section of its Web site, offering patients details of the center's performance ranging from the hygiene of physicians to the mortality rate for hip-replacement patients. The section on the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ...Read More
Meadowbrook Completed its Stock Offering 07/20/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 97 | 0
Meadowbrook Insurance Group has completed an offering of 5.5 million additional shares of newly issued common stock at $9.65 per share, the company announced Thursday. The gross proceeds of the offering are $53.1 million. In addition, the underwriters have 30 days to exercise up to an addit...Read More
Marsh Appoints Five Middle Market Managers 07/20/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 94 | 0
Marsh Inc. announced Thursday it has appointed five senior insurance brokerage executives to lead the firm's Middle Market operations in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, and the Carolinas. Henry N. Watkins, Jr. will lead Marsh's Middle Market operations in New York; Kevin Dal...Read More
More Breaks May Reduce Eye Strain For Clerks 07/19/2007
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 114 | 0
Adding short breaks in the work day for data entry clerks can reduce the amount of discomfort and eyestrain, a study found. The follow-up field study published in the July 2007 issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine also concluded that the breaks did not hamper productivity...Read More
Mercury Spill Closes Texas Occupational Health Clinic 07/19/2007
State: TX | Segment: Other | 94 | 0
A mercury spill in a Texas occupational medicine clinic left five people hospitalized Wednesday, according to a newspaper report. Workers at The Center for OccuHealth and Industrial Medicine in McAllen were evacuated for several hours, starting just after noon, while hazardous materials ...Read More
Mississippi Converts to DRG System 07/19/2007
State: MS | Segment: Regulatory | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission is converting its fee schedule for inpatient and ambulatory surgery center services to a Medicare-based system as of Aug. 1. Conversion of inpatient fees to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service's Resource Based Relative Value Scale i...Read More
MIOSHA Honors Northern Concrete Pipe 07/18/2007
State: MI | Segment: Safety | 257 | 0
Northern Concrete Pipe of Bay City received a "Gold Award" for its outstanding safety and health record to become the first "high-hazard industry" to win the award at two locations. The plant has operated more than 1,050 days without a lost-time accident. Michigan Occupational ...Read More
Mention of Impairment Rating Doesn't Mean Acceptance 07/18/2007
State: KY | Segment: Courts | 226 | 0
An employer's misconception that a claimant filed a medical report with an impairment rating cannot substitute for the actual medical report, a Kentucky court ruled. In Ledford v. Dana Corp., 2006-CA-002320-WC, 07/13/2007, the Court of Appeals ruled that these documents in which D...Read More
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