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TX Construction Co Fined $128K for Repeat Violations 01/19/2005
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 323 | 0
A DeSoto, Texas-based construction company's alleged repeated failures to properly erect scaffold equipment and follow safety standards at a Houston, Texas, construction site has resulted in proposed penalties totaling $128,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Admin...Read More
 
 
Tower Group Buys Shell to Implement Expansion 01/19/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 121 | 0
Tower Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWGP) announced that it entered into a stock purchase agreement yesterday to acquire North American Lumber Insurance Company (NALIC), a shell company with 17 state licenses, nine of which are active in the following states: New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Isla...Read More
 
 
TN Sup Crt: OK to Combine Injuries in Disability Rating 01/18/2005
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 190 | 0
The Supreme Court of Tennessee Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a trial court is not required to assess two injuries separately in determining a claimant's disability rating. In Byrge v. Zurich Servs. Corp. , No. E2004-00624-WC-R3-CV, 01/14/2005, Claimant fell...Read More
 
 
TN Sup Crt: Homeowner's Agent Does Not Create Liability for Comp 01/18/2005
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 294 | 0
The Supreme Court of Tennessee at Knoxville held that where a party acts as a homeowner's agent in overseeing in a construction project, the homeowner's exemption applies thus excluding workers' compensation benefits. In Bostic v. Dalton, No. 00-374, 01/7/2005, Ms. Dalton authoriz...Read More
 
 
TWCC's Hachtman Likes Inspector General Idea 01/17/2005
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 95 | 0
Mike Hachtman, Chairman of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, said he welcomes the creation of an Inspector General position at the agency under a plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Rick Perry."TWCC is committed to providing the most efficient and effective system for Texas," Hachtman...Read More
 
 
TX Mutual Policyholders Get SHARP Awards 01/17/2005
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 124 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Company announced that three of its policyholders received Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) awards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).The SHARP awards recognize excellence in occupational safety and health among small...Read More
 
 
TOSHA 2005 Training Seminar Schedule 01/17/2005
State: TN | Segment: Events | 124 | 0
The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Division has published its training seminar schedule for the spring of 2005. The seminars are open to all safety professionals across the state. New and familiar programs are being offered. Falling into the new category include seminars titled * ...Read More
 
 
TWCC Record Keeping Seminar 2/09, Waco 01/17/2005
State: TX | Segment: Events | 86 | 0
The Workers' Health and Safety division of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission will present a one-day educational seminar on Accident Prevention Planning on February 9, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The seminar will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Town Square Nor...Read More
 
 
TX Reform Bill Introduced to Legislature 01/14/2005
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 118 | 0
A huge bill introduced yesterday in to the Texas Senate yesterday seeks a massive overhaul of the Texas workers compensation system. Senator Todd Staples of Palestine (PAL'-uh-steen) says at stake is the health of the workforce and of the Texas economy. SB 5 would change the Texas W...Read More
 
 
Tort Costs Slowing, Still up 5.4% 01/13/2005
State: NA | Segment: Other | 199 | 0
U.S. tort costs reached a record $246 billion in 2003, or approximately $845 per person, according to U.S. Tort Costs: 2004 Update from the Tillinghast business of Towers Perrin. This represents a 5.4% increase in tort costs from 2002 -- a much slower growth rate than the prior two years (13.4% incr...Read More
 
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