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Workers' Compensation News

OSHA Fines Eight Contractors $114,625 04/24/2006
State: WV | Segment: Safety | 179 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited eight contractors with fines totaling $114,625 for alleged safety violations in construction of a Kohl's Department Store in Beckley, W.Va. OSHA began an inspection in October in response to a complaint alleging a lack of fall protecti...Read More
OSHA Honors NIOSH Laboratory for Safety 04/17/2006
State: VA | Segment: Safety | 91 | 0
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recognized its Morgantown, W.Va., facility last week for achieveing "Star" status under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs. Approval into the Voluntary Protection Program...Read More
OWCC Announces Educational Conference 04/17/2006
State: OK | Segment: Events | 92 | 0
The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court will hold its 2006 educational conference Sept. 13 through 15 at the Meridian Technology Center, 1312 Sangre Road, in Stillwater. The court reported details of the conference will be announced later on its Web site at: ...Read More
Oregon Conference Registration Deadline Today 04/14/2006
State: OR | Segment: Events | 18 | 0
Today is the registration deadline for the Oregon Workers' Compensation Educational Conference May 15 and 16 in Salem. To download a registration packet, go to http://www.wcd.oreg More
Online e-Filing Program Upgraded 04/14/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Regulatory | 51 | 0
The New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation announced that its "Courts online" electronic filing program has been "significantly enhanced" by the addition of several document types. The upgrade will enable e-filing law firms to file applications for review or modification for formal a...Read More
OSHA Notes Work Zone Awareness Week 04/12/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 63 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported "Working at the Speed of Night" was the theme for this year's National Work Zone Awareness Week marking the seventh annual observance highlighting safety awareness for workers in highway work zones. The week was sponsored by the Fed...Read More
OAH Posts Intervenor Resources Online 04/10/2006
State: MN | Segment: Other | 151 | 0
The Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings posted workers' compensation intervenor resources to its Web site. Among the resources listed are a workers' compensation subpoena overview (as a PowerPoint presentation) and tips on use of e-mail in workers' compensation proceedings, "particu...Read More
OSHA Launches Teen Worker Campaign 04/07/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 142 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a multi-year campaign focusing on teenage workers in ceremonies at Edison Academy in Alexandria, Va. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Ed Foulke noted summer is "peak time for teen employment." ...Read More
OSHA, Landcare Group Renew Alliance 04/07/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 108 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration signed a two-year alliance renewal with the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) to promote safety and health protection efforts for workers in the landscaping industry. The renewal allows OSHA and PLANET to continue providing industry emp...Read More
Ohio Puts Young Worker Tool Kits Online 04/06/2006
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 131 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation posted links to "tool kits" for parents, educators, employers and youth relating to employing young workers. The bureau commented that Ohio's youth are "the working adults of the future and keeping them safe at work is a top priority for BWC."...Read More
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