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Ohio Clinic Owners Cut Deal With Prosecutors 09/27/2005
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 190 | 0
Two brothers who owned chiropractic clinics in Toledo and elsewhere in northwest Ohio have made a plea deal with federal prosecutors who accuse them of a $4.8 million scheme against federal and private insurance companies. The Toledo Blade reported that chiropractor Paul M. Neumann, 46, an...Read More
Oregon Adjusts Hospitals' Charges 09/26/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 24 | 0
Three Oregon hospitals learned Friday that they be paid more for treating injured workers while 16 centers had their cost-charge ratios dropped. The hospital fee information is contained in Bulletin No. 290, dated Sept. 26 but released Friday on the Oregon Workers' Compensation Division Web...Read More
Okla. Leaders Invite Employers for a Tryout 09/26/2005
State: OK | Segment: Safety | 113 | 0
Radio commercials will be airing this week on 40 Oklahoma stations as state officials try to boost participation in an accident-prevention program that is credited with lowering workers' compensation costs for state businesses. The 30-second ads are intended to spread awareness and particip...Read More
Ohio Limits Political Gifts From Fund Managers 09/26/2005
State: OH | Segment: Politics | 137 | 0
The oversight commission for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation last week curbed the flow of political donations from investment companies to state officeholders and candidates. Commissioners voted Thursday to limit contributions from investment advisors and any employee to $250 per c...Read More
Ore. OSHA Offering Safety Training in Coos Bay 09/26/2005
State: OR | Segment: Events | 24 | 0
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division will be offering two days of free training sessions to employers and workers in Coos Bay during October. Workshops will be held at Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Avenue, in Coos Bay. Tuesday, Oct. 25 ...Read More
Ontario Brake Company Jumped the Gun 09/23/2005
State: CA | Segment: Safety | 54 | 0
A brake manufacturer in Ontario, Canada, pleaded guilty to interferring with an accident probe by restarting an uninspected conveyor that had broken a man's arm earlier in the day. Satisfied Brake Products of Point-Claire, Quebec, made its plea Wednesday in an Ontario courtroom and agreed ...Read More
OSHA Cites Alabama Contractor for Hazards 09/23/2005
State: AL | Segment: Safety | 227 | 0
The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Miller & Miller for exposing employees to trenching hazards at a Huntsville job site. The proposed penalties total $53,000. "Trenches collapse quickly and without warning," said Roberto Sanchez, OSHA...Read More
Ohio BWC Cashes Out $52M Fund 09/23/2005
State: OH | Segment: Other | 125 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has cashed out a $52 million investment fund with Fifth Third Bank, the agency said this week. The account was closed in July after the investment consultant hired by the bureau deemed the account an underperformer that should be dropped. The Fifth ...Read More
Occupational Hazards Names 12 Safe Companies 09/22/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 101 | 0
Frito-Lay Inc. and Delta Airlines were among 12 companies that were honored by Occupational Hazards magazine on Wednesday as "America's Safest Companies." The magazine said in its announcement that the diverse companies on the list share a common element: "They set their own standards for ...Read More
Oregon Releases Sweeping Rules Proposal 09/21/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 61 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division on Tuesday released a long list of proposed rules changes that would implement 11 bills passed by the state Legislature this year, including a new law that imposes long-awaited reforms to the state's Independent Medical Examiner process. Fred Bruyn...Read More
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