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OSHA to Roll Out Electronic Reporting Site Aug. 1 07/17/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 485 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Friday that it will launch a web-based application on Aug. 1 where employers can submit injury data, a sign that the agency plans to move forward with its electronic-reporting rule. ...Read More

Orthopedic Stem Cell Company Announces Merger 07/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Regenexx, a Colorado-based company that offers stem-cell therapy for arthritis and injuries, has merged with Harbor View Medical and named Jason Hellickson as its chief executive officer. ...Read More

Occ Docs Emphasize Importance of Return to Work 07/06/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 858 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When Dr. Maja Jurisic worked in emergency medicine, she often wrote notes to excuse injured employees from work. But since becoming an occupation...Read More
One Call to Open Office in Springfield 06/30/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 523 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One Call Care Management, a workers’ comp medical management company based in Jacksonville, Florida, plans to open a new office in Springfield, Missouri, in August. One Call will occupy 31,512 square feet of a building at 1930 West Bennett St. The location will support all of One Ca...Read More

One of Rand's Fraud-Fighting Ideas Already in the Works 06/29/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two of the three main fraud-fight recommendations made by Rand Institute for Civil Justice will likely have to wait until next year, but California regulators are already working on one of its recommendations. ...Read More

OSHA Proposes Delay to Electronic-Reporting Requirement 06/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed delaying until Dec. 1 the compliance date for its electronic-reporting rule, which was scheduled to take effect on Saturday. ...Read More

OSHA Proposes Revision to Beryllium Rule for Construction, Shipyards 06/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday announced a proposed rule that would modify the agency’s recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard industries. ...Read More

Opioid Task Force Expected to Focus on Proposed Formulary Today 06/21/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two weeks after hearing pitches from formulary vendors, the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force will hold its fourth meeting at 1:30 p.m. today at a different location. ...Read More

Occ Doc Sees Progress on Opioids, Says Fight Will Continue 06/20/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 962 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The percentage of workers’ compensation claims in California with an opioid prescription dropped sharply in 2012 and continues to decline. But with the entrenched prescribing practices of some doctors, the problem of unnecessary and excessive prescriptions for narcotic painkillers will...Read More

OSHA Fines Georgia Pacific $84K After Fatal Accident 06/19/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 522 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program issued $84,000 in penalties against Georgia Pacific in Big Island for safety violations discovered after a worker fell through a hole in the floor and drowned in a pulp tank. ...Read More
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