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Program Targets Auto Body Shop Hazards 01/26/2007
State: MO | Segment: Safety | 104 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the start of a local emphasis program in western Missouri aimed at reducing workplace health hazards in the automobile body shop industry. OSHA noted that health hazards common to automobile body work include exposure to solvents...Read More
 
 
Proposed E&M Code Increase to Cost $78M 01/25/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 545 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 99 min read
LOS ANGELES -- A proposed increase in fees for evaluation and management procedures would add $78.7 million to California workers' compensation costs, but physicians said during a public hearing here Wednesday that they hope the increase is just an "interim step." No insurers spoke agai...Read More
 
 
PC Market Softening, Except for Catastrophe 01/25/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 121 | 0
Commercial insurance premiums continued their decline in all but catastrophe-exposed areas during the fourth quarter of 2006, with insurers willing to lower prices and place fewer restrictions on coverage to get new business, according to the latest market survey by The Council of Insurance Agents ...Read More
 
 
Police Chief's Claim of 'Emotional Distress' Settled 01/23/2007
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California police chief who walked out of a community services district board meeting last May will receive a $55,000 settlement of his workers' compensation claim for "emotional distress," the Contra Costa Times reported Monday. The Times said that Police Chief/General Manager Barry Ga...Read More
 
 
Pinnacol Accepting Scholarship Applications 01/23/2007
State: CO | Segment: Business | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting college scholarship applications through March 31 from children whose parents have been killed or seriously injured in work-related accidents, Pinnacol Assurance announced in a press release Monday. "Few things impact a child's life more than the deat...Read More
 
 
Poizner Speaking to Agents Group 01/22/2007
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 178 | 0
California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner will speak to Insurance Brokers and Agents of the West in his first public speech since he took office this month, IBA West said in a press release Friday. The group said Poizner will be the keynote speaker at the IBA West Annual Meeting and...Read More
 
 
Pa. Ruling: Facts Don't Show 'Traveling Employee' 01/19/2007
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 210 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The evidence in a case of an investigator's slip and fall in his driveway established he was not working the day of his injury accident or that he had set out traveling for the employer, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled. The court held in an unreported opinion in Blumer v. Work...Read More
 
 
PMSI Names Former Cigna Exec as Sales VP 01/19/2007
State: FL | Segment: People | 161 | 0
PMSI named former Cigna marketing director Matt Schreiber as its vice president of sales, marketing and development. The Tampa-based network provider of pharmacy, Medicare set-asides, equipment and clinical services for the workers' compensation sector said Schreiber will head sales, cus...Read More
 
 
Prosecutors Seek Assets of Former IWIF Chief 01/17/2007
State: MD | Segment: Top | 110 | 0
Federal prosecutors are attempting to seize a $400,000 severance package recently approved by the Injured Worker Insurance Fund to its former chief executive officer, Thomas Bromwell Sr., the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday. Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein argued in papers filed i...Read More
 
 
Prisons Draw Fines for Incidents Involving Inmates 01/16/2007
State: IA | Segment: Safety | 90 | 0
The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Bureau fined Department of Corrections prisons in Fort Madison and Newton a total $92,000 for workplace accidents involving inmates and an incident involving possible exposure of prison employees to infectious materials. A Department of Corrections sp...Read More
 
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