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OSHA to Honor Monsanto on Monday 05/11/2006
State: MO | Segment: Safety | 118 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a recognition ceremony at noon Monday in St. Louis to mark Monsanto World Headquarters and its Chesterfield Village Campus gaining membership in the "Star" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Kansas City regional administrator Char...Read More
OSHA Honors Nampa Plant Today 05/11/2006
State: ID | Segment: Safety | 80 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration gave "Star" recognition under the Voluntary Protection Program to the Pioneer Hi-Bred International facility in Nampa, Idaho. A ceremony was set at the facility for today to recognize the achievement. OSHA regional administrator Ric...Read More
OSHA Promotes Teen Worker Safety Campaign 05/10/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 134 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is focusing on protection of teenager workers as summer and the peak season for employing teenagers approaches. "While teen workers earn extra money and gain valuable work experience the risk of a serious or even fatal injury is present," OS...Read More
On-the-Job Fatalities Drop to Record Low 05/09/2006
State: OR | Segment: Safety | 58 | 0
Only 31 employees covered by Oregon's workers' compensation system died on the job last year, the lowest number since the state starting tracking the statistic in 1943, the state Department of Consumer and Business Services reported Monday. Fatalities in 2005 were significantly below the 4...Read More
Odyssey Re Elects New Board Members 05/08/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 70 | 0
Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. announced the election of Paul Wolff and Peter Bennett to its board of directors, raising the number of members to nine. Robbert Hartog, who had served on the Board since 2001, has retired, the company added. Wolff is a partner with the law firm of Willia...Read More
ODG Adds Chapter on Hip and Pelvis 05/04/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 282 | 0
Work Loss Data Institute announced Wednesday that it has added a chapter covering the hip and pelvis to its treatment guidelines, Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) Treatment in Workers' Comp. The new chapter covers the treatment of common occupational and non-occupational conditions of t...Read More
OSHA Collateral Duty Training Scheduled 05/03/2006
State: WY | Segment: Events | 52 | 0
The Wyoming Department of Employment reports a three-day training course on "collateral duty" to meet requirements by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be offered June 6 through 8 at the Holiday Inn Express in Gillette. There is no fee for the course. The sessi...Read More
Odyssey Partners Close Deal to Acquire York 05/03/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 72 | 0
The sale of specialty-claims outsourcer York Insurance Services Group to Odyssey Investment Partners LLC is completed, the companies announced Tuesday. Odyssey's partners in the deal are York Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas MacArthur, members of York's senior management and Ci...Read More
OIEC Looks to Upgrade Ombudsman Program 05/03/2006
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 143 | 0
The head of the state agency representing the interests of injured workers says he plans to emphasize upgrading training for ombudsmen and possibly increasing their numbers. Norman Darwin, head of the Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC), told an Insurance Council of Texas seminar the ...Read More
OSHA, Occupational Therapists Form Alliance 05/02/2006
State: WI | Segment: Safety | 96 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Wisconsin Occupational Therapists Association (WOTA) formed an alliance to help WOTA members and others protect employees' health and safety. OSHA area offices in Madison, Appleton, Milwaukee and Eau Claire will participate in the in...Read More
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