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Workers' Compensation News

TX Teaching Investigation, Inspection Skills 07/22/2005
State: TX | Segment: Events | 65 | 0
The Workers' Health and Safety division of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission will present a full-day seminar Wednesday, Aug. 17 on the techniques of safety inspection and accident investigation. The seminar is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) at at Del Mar ...Read More
TDI Developing a WC Research Agenda 07/22/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 70 | 0
The Texas Department of Insurance is working to develop the first annual research agenda for its Workers' Compensation Research and Evaluation Group, as part of the reorganization of the Texas workers' compensation system. HB 7, passed earlier this year, abolishes the Texas Workers' Compe...Read More
TX 2nd Affirms Timely Filing is Jurisdictional 07/21/2005
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 96 | 0
The Second District of the Texas Court of Appeals affirmed the principle that timely filing for notice of appeal is jurisdictional. In Clewis v. Safeco Insurance Co. of America, No. 2-05-190-CV, 07/14/2005, Wilbert Clewis obtained an unfavorable judgment from the Texas Workers' Comp...Read More
TWCC Moving Its East Houston Office 07/21/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 25 | 0
The Houston East Office that serves the counties of Chambers, Galveston, Liberty and Harris will close from July 27-29 to pack up and move. The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission office will reopen Aug. 1 at the state-owned Elias Ramirez Building. The Ramirez building is at 54...Read More
Texas Cleanup Crews Warned of Dangers 07/21/2005
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 60 | 0
Emily's threat isn't over yet. The message coming from the Texas Workers' Health and Safety Division is that recovery and cleanup after Hurricane Emily is fraught with dangers and should be approached carefully. Employers and employees are encouraged to take safety precautions wh...Read More
Titans Coach to Kick Off Safety Congress 07/21/2005
State: TN | Segment: Safety | 179 | 0
The 28th Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress runs Monday through Wednesday at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Titans' coach Jeff Fisher will give the keynote speech at Monday's opening session. Attendance at this year's congress is expected to exceed 2,000 delegate...Read More
Time Running Out for E-Fusion Award Nominations 07/18/2005
State: NA | Segment: Other | 62 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Candidates for the E-Fusion Awards have two weeks--until July 31--to send their submissions to the A.M. Best Co. The awards are designed to highlight outstanding, resourceful uses of Information Technology in the insurance industry. The recipients representing multiple categories will be a...Read More
Texas Chiropractors Want a Place in MPNs 07/18/2005
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chiropractors want a bigger role in the retooled Texas workers' compensation system and are confident their profession can add to patient wellness and lower overall costs of treatment. Bob Hollander, a chiropractic doctor and the president of the Texas Chiropractic Association, last week ...Read More
Truck Liner Industry Partners With OSHA 07/15/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 59 | 0
A multi-state Midwestern alliance was formed Thursday among federal and state OSHA offices and the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry, which is involved in the manufacture of spray-on bed liners. API is a business unit of the American Plastics Council, which focuses on reducing and p...Read More
Texas Gov. Looking for New Comp Chief 07/15/2005
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 125 | 0
AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry's staff is reviewing candidates to serve as the new workers' compensation commissioner when the functions of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission (TWCC) are transferred to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) on Sept. 1. HB 7, passed by the Texas Legisla...Read More
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