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Workers' Compensation News

Odyssey Re Declares Quarterly Dividend 11/14/2005
State: CT | Segment: Business | 124 | 0
Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of 3.125 cents per common share, payable to stockholders at the close of business on Dec. 16. The company will pay the dividend on Dec. 30, i said. Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ORH) is a worldwide underwriter of pr...Read More
OSHA Forms Alliance with Guatemala Consulate 11/10/2005
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 90 | 0
Enhancing workplace safety and health for Guatemalan and other Hispanic workers in New York and New Jersey is the goal of a newly signed alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consulate General of Guatemala in New York City. OSHA and the consulat...Read More
OSHA, Mexican Consulate in NYC Join Forces 11/09/2005
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 184 | 0
A newly signed alliance between the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consulate General of Mexico in New York City is aimed at improving occupational safety and health for Mexican workers in New York and New Jersey. OSHA and the consulate ...Read More
Oklahoma Awards Exemption to Meat Supplier 11/09/2005
State: OK | Segment: Safety | 270 | 0
Mountain View Meat Co. of Stillwell was designed a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recipient and awarded a one-year exemption from federal workplace safety inspections, the Oklahoma Labor Department announced. "Companies like Mountain View Meat Co. take the initiat...Read More
Okla. CompSource Under Post-Reform Microscope 11/09/2005
State: OK | Segment: Politics | 137 | 0
CompSource Oklahoma may be in for a rough ride after the state Legislature returns in February. The insurance industry charges that the quasi-public insurer has an unfair advantage over its private competitors. A legislative task force will convene next year to examine, among other things, ...Read More
Oregon MQI Meetings Continue This Week 11/08/2005
State: OR | Segment: Events | 36 | 0
Oregon's open discussions with stakeholders about improving patient care and reducing delays moves today to Eugene for another Medical Quality Initiative (MQI) event. The session is from 8 a.m. to noon at Red Lion Hotel, 205 Coburg Road, Eugene. The discussion moves Wednesday to L...Read More
Oregon Board Files Rule for Judges 11/04/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 43 | 0
Oregon's regulatory board filed a new recusal rule for final adoption Thursday; it is designed to guide administrative law judges and court managers. The new rule was sent to the Secretary of State's Office and was expected to take effect in a matter of weeks. The board, which me...Read More
OSHA Issues Fine in Texas Silo Death 11/03/2005
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 182 | 0
Port Elevator of Brownsville, Texas, was cited by federal workplace inspectors for three willful and eight serious safety violations following an investigation into a worker's death in a grain silo. The accident occurred April 27 when a worker, unprotected by a lifeline or body harness, fe...Read More
Oregon Lowers '06 Premium Assessment 11/03/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 38 | 0
The annual premium assessment that funds Oregon's Division of Workers' Compensation will drop to 5.5% in 2006, it was announced Wednesday. However, self-insured employers and self-insured employer groups will be charged at a slightly higher rate of 5.7% to fund the Self-Insured Employer ...Read More
Order Spells Out Responsibilities for DWC and TDI 11/02/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 284 | 0
AUSTIN -- Texas Insurance Commissioner Mike Geeslin has issued an order that spells out the responsibilities of the Texas Department of Insurance and the Division of Workers' Compensation under House Bill 7. The order was issued to comply with directives contained in the workers' compens...Read More
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