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OK Rewards Safety Poster Winners 03/23/2005
State: OK | Segment: Safety | 95 | 0
U.S. Savings Bonds will be presented to student winners of Oklahoma's Playground Safety Week Poster contest, officials announced this week. Commissioner of Labor Brenda Reneau and Superintendent of Public Instruction Sandy Garrett praised members of the Oklahoma Recreation and Park Socie...Read More
OSHA Recognizes Dallas/Fort Worth Airport for Safety 03/22/2005
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 161 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday recognized the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Capital Development Program for its contribution to worker safety and health in the community. "This organization has consistently shown a high level of commitment to safety and health of...Read More
OneBeacon Launches New Site for Producers, Customers 03/21/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 108 | 0
OneBeacon Insurance Group announced Friday that it has launched a new Web site at http://www.onebeacon.com, to provide more comprehensive access to OneBeacon products and services for customers, prospective employees and its agency partners....Read More
OSHA Conference Emphasizes Safety Partnerships 03/18/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 245 | 0 | Popular with Array
"Building Partnerships for a Safer Tomorrow" was the theme of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's inaugural conference in Washington, DC March 16 and 17 to spotlight successes and best practices of the agency's National Strategic Partnership Program. The conference was held at the U....Read More
OR DWC to Hold Employer Coverage Workshop 03/18/2005
State: OR | Segment: Events | 101 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division will be offering a free employer coverage workshop in Portland on March 25. The workshop will give an overview of the workers' compensation system in Oregon including discussions regarding key concepts such as: exclusive remedy, no-fault insura...Read More
OSHA Official Says Enforcement Paying Off 03/17/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 354 | 0
OSHA acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare recently told members of the American Bar Association that his agency's efforts toward fair and effective enforcement are getting results, according to a press release posted by hr.cch.com on Wednesday. Snare spoke during the Bar Associatio...Read More
OR: New Form for Disputing 'Nondisabling' Status 03/15/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Injured workers in Oregon who dispute a carrier's assertion that a claim is "nondisabling" have a new form to help them through the process. The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division announced Monday that workers can now use Form 2943 to request review of an insurer's decision to refuse ...Read More
OR WCD Announces Rules Changes 03/15/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 74 | 0
The Oregon Division of Workers' Compensation on Monday announced proposed changes to rules governing attorney fees, the "Employer-at-Injury Program," "Preferred Worker Program" and vocational assistance to injured workers. The agency proposes to amend OAR 436-001-0265, "Attorney Fees." Thi...Read More
Odyssey Re Names Robert Giammarco CFO 03/11/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 163 | 0
Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ORH) announced yesterday that Robert Giammarco has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective March 31, 2005. Mr. Giammarco joins the Company from Banc of America Securities where he served as Managing Direc...Read More
OSHA IDs 14,000 Workplaces with High Injury, Illness Rates 03/11/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 306 | 0
Approximately 14,000 employers have been notified that injury and illness rates at their worksites are higher than average and that assistance is available to help them fix safety and health hazards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced yesterday. In a lette...Read More
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