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Older Teens Get Online Permit Option 06/06/2006
State: HI | Segment: Regulatory | 150 | 0
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced an online option for 16- and 17-year-old teenagers seeking to enter the workforce. DLIR reported it issues approximately 10,000 work permits annually to such workers. DLIR Director Nelson Befitel said the depa...Read More
Ohio 10th: Reviewer Need Not ID All Records 06/02/2006
State: OH | Segment: Courts | 123 | 0
Testimony about a review of a claimant's records doesn't need to identify every document the reviewer examined, the 10th District Court of Appeals for Ohio ruled. In State ex rel Wright v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, No. 05AP-669, May 23, 2006, Vickie Wright sustained a "trapeziu...Read More
OIEC Publishes Non-English Service Plan 06/02/2006
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 111 | 0
The Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC) published its plan describing how a person who does not speak English can be provided reasonable access to OIEC's programs. OIEC's summary of the plan notes that Injured Employee Services is the program within OIEC that is responsible for ...Read More
Online Verification Service Improves Claims Flow 06/02/2006
State: NV | Segment: Regulatory | 213 | 0
The online system that allows Nevadans to verify an employer's coverage and to identify the workers' comp carrier has improved claims flow and reduced call volume to the state agency, it reports in a newsletter article. "Since January's public launch of the Coverage Verification Service (C...Read More
Oregon Preferred Worker Bulletin Revised 06/02/2006
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 38 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division issued a revised bulletin on the Preferred Worker Program to replace an earlier version of the bulletin and a form issued last June 16. Revised Bulletin No. 189 describes the types of assistance available through the Preferred Worker Program and how...Read More
OSHA Announces Site-Specific Targeting Plan 06/01/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 240 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced its 2006 site-specific targeting (SST) plan will focus on approximately 4,250 high-hazard worksites in its primary list for unannounced comprehensive inspections over the coming year. "Our targeted inspection program maximizes the ...Read More
OSIA Holds Summer Meeting July 14 05/31/2006
State: OR | Segment: Events | 36 | 0
The Oregon Self-Insurers Association (OSIA) will hold its summer meeting July 14 at the Kaiser Permanente Town Hall in Portland. In addition to OSIA's annual business meeting, the program includes discussions on defending disability claims under new rules, an update on how the 2006 election...Read More
OSHA and Hispanic Center Renew Alliance 05/30/2006
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 95 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Hispanic Resource Center of Larchmont-Mamaroneck (HRC) renewed their alliance to enhance safety and health awareness among Hispanic workers in New York's Westchester County. The alliance was begun in April 2004 to reduce and prevent ...Read More
OSHA, ILMA Renew Workplace Alliance 05/26/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 135 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) renewed their alliance for protecting manufacturing industry workers from industrial hazards. The alliance was signed in February 2004 and is intended to provide ILMA members and...Read More
Oregon IME Training Offered in June 05/25/2006
State: OR | Segment: Events | 83 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division reports independent medical examination (IME) training will be available in June from two sources. The first is by the Independent Medical Examination Association at the Oregon Medical Association from 1 to 5 p.m. June 6 in Salem. For regis...Read More
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