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OSHA Small Biz Safety Forum in Dixon, IL 3/16 02/28/2005
State: IL | Segment: Safety | 231 | 0
A special forum on safety and health in general industry for small businesses will be held at Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, Ill., Wednesday, March 16. "This cooperative effort with the state of Illinois and the local academic community will help small businesses prevent job injuri...Read More
Olin Corp of TN Recognized for Excellence in Safety 02/28/2005
State: TN | Segment: Safety | 125 | 0
Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Olin Corporation in Charleston, Tennessee, was chosen to receive the Governor's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health. The Governor's Award honors Tennessee employers and employees ...Read More
OR Ethics Commission to Seek Charges vs. Keene 02/28/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 30 | 0
According to the Oregon Statesman Journal on Friday, the Oregon Government Standards and Practices Commission moved to make a "preliminary finding of violations" in connection with apparent lobbying activities from October 2000 through December 2003 alleged against Katherine Keene, former SAIF Corp....Read More
OR Injury/Illness Rates Dropped 6.7% in 2003 02/27/2005
State: OR | Segment: Courts | 76 | 0
Oregon workplace injury and illness rates declined in 2003 (Salem) The private sector workplace injury and illness rate in Oregon declined 6.7 percent in calendar year 2003. Oregonians were injured on the job or suffered work-related illnesses at a rate of 5.6 incidents per 100 full-time workers ...Read More
OK Reform Measure Passes Committee 02/25/2005
State: OK | Segment: Politics | 172 | 0
Oklahoma's Workers Compensation Reform measure passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday with a 5-4 vote. Republican committee members James Williamson, Todd Lamb, Brian Crain and Scott Pruitt all voted against the measure that when enacted, say proponents, will reduce costs for busines...Read More
OR WCD Sets Rulemaking Hearing re Worker Leasing 02/24/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 42 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking hearing, concerning OAR 436-050, "Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility." A public rulemaking hearing has been scheduled for: March 22, 2005, 2:00 p.m. Room B (Basement), Labor & Indu...Read More
OSHA Warehouse Training at No IL Univ 3/18 02/23/2005
State: IL | Segment: Safety | 258 | 0
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will provide expert training on industrial warehouse safety at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., Friday, March 18. "This course will help line supervisors, safety directors, and warehouse owner...Read More
Ohio Casualty to Offer Debt Exchange 02/23/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 117 | 0
Ohio Casualty Corporation (Nasdaq: OCAS) announced yesterday that it has commenced an exchange offer under which Ohio Casualty Corporation (Ohio Casualty) is offering to exchange up to $184,250,000 of new 5.00% Convertible Notes due 2022 for an equal principal amount of its currently outstanding 5.0...Read More
Oroville, CA Physician's License Suspended 02/22/2005
State: CA | Segment: Medicine | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In response to a Petition filed today by Supervising Deputy Attorney General Gail Heppell on behalf of the Medical Board of California, a full interim suspension order was issued against the license of Robert I. Kerwood, M.D., age 79, of Oroville by Administrative Law Judge Jaime Roman. Th...Read More
OR Appeals: WCB Has Authority to Suspend Benefits 02/22/2005
State: OR | Segment: Courts | 245 | 0
The Court of Appeals of the state of Oregon held that the Workers' Compensation Board (the Board) has the authority to suspend the benefits of a claimant who refuses to comply with orders regarding medical examinations and therapy. In Jordan v. SAIF Corporation, No. A116152, 02/16/2...Read More
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