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MEMIC Comp Summit Slated for November 07/28/2006
State: ME | Segment: Events | 324 | 0
Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Co. will host its annual MEMIC Comp Summit Nov. 2-3 at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine, the company announced this week. The 10th Annual MEMIC Comp Summit, open only to MEMIC customers, is a free conference devoted to workers' compensation issues. T...Read More
Missouri Updates Key Poster 07/26/2006
State: MO | Segment: Regulatory | 75 | 0
The Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) announced the poster (WC-106) required to give employees notice of their rights and responsibilities under workers' compensation has been updated. The division reported that there are "three versions of the poster currently available and ...Read More
MIOSHA to Honor Pulp Mill with Award 07/26/2006
State: MI | Segment: Safety | 83 | 0
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) will present Great Lakes Pulp and Fibre with the Michigan SHARP Award for an exemplary safety and health management system at 3 p.m. Thursday. The ceremony will be held at 701 Fourth Ave. in Menominee as part of the company...Read More
Model Reciprocity Agreement for WC Claims Backed 07/26/2006
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 279 | 0
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) voted to support a model reciprocity agreement for workers' compensation insurance claims developed last year by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC). NCOIL members endorsed the "The Mod...Read More
Missing Computer Contains Info on 500,000 Claimants 07/25/2006
State: NY | Segment: Business | 61 | 0
The private data of more than 500,000 New York state workers' compensation claimants may been compromised because a subsidiary of Marsh Inc. has lost track of a computer containing the information, including Social Security numbers, Newsday reported on Friday. The newspaper said CS Stars ...Read More
Massachusetts Seeks Administrative Judge 07/25/2006
State: MA | Segment: Regulatory | 92 | 0
The Massachusetts Industrial Accident Board (IAB) Nominating Panel will accept applications for the position of administrative judge through Aug. 25. Completed applications must be filed with Senior Judge James L. LaMothe, Jr., Department of Industrial Accidents, 600 Washington St., Boston,...Read More
Massachusetts Cuts WC Assessment Rates 07/24/2006
State: MA | Segment: Regulatory | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) announced has cut assessment rates paid by employers on their workers' compensation policies by 5%. The reduction means businesses in Massachusetts will save an estimated total of $2.5 million in workers' compensation costs in the c...Read More
MACNY Renews Safety Alliance with OSHA 07/24/2006
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 149 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed its alliance with the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) to help enhance safety and health in central New York's manufacturing industries. The alliance was started in May 2004 to assist help manufacturers, particul...Read More
Missouri Mining Safety Class Offered 07/20/2006
State: MO | Segment: Events | 75 | 0
The Missouri Division of Labor Standards' Mine Safety Training Program has teamed up with the Division of Workforce Development's Career Centers to provide free mine training to individuals looking for work in the mining industry. Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Rod Ch...Read More
Motor Vehicle Liability Exemption Rejected 07/19/2006
State: CT | Segment: Courts | 139 | 0
There is no special hazard exception to the liability created under Sec. 31-293a for injuries sustained by an employee as a result of another employee's negligent operation of a motor vehicle, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled in a workers' compensation case. The court decided in ...Read More
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