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Opioid Guidelines Proposed Via Formal Rule-Making 12/22/2017
State: NC | Segment: Top | 1026 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 6 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission formally proposed opioid-prescribing guidelines incorporating few, if any, substantive changes over the draft proposal issued last month. ...Read More

OSHA Announces $182,000 Settlement From 2011 Grain Elevator Explosion 12/22/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 445 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration entered into a $182,000 settlement with Bartlett Grain Co. LP over a 2011 grain elevator explosion that killed six workers and sent two to the hospital. ...Read More

Occupational Fatalities Drop 3% in 2016 12/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 999 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The number of fatal workplace injuries in California dropped 3% in 2016, the Department of Industrial Relations announced. ...Read More

On-the-Job Deaths Increased 3.4% Last Year 12/21/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 496 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Occupational deaths in Texas increased 3.4% in 2016 over the prior year, with pedestrian vehicular fatalities increasing 50%, the Division of Worker’s Compensation says in a new report. ...Read More

OWCP Awards $166M Contract for Medical Bill Processing System 12/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
CNSI, a health care management technology company based in Rockville, Maryland, has been awarded a $166 million contract by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs. ...Read More

One Call, Broadspire Launch Amputee Program 12/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One Call Care Management has teamed up with Broadspire to offer a program for injured workers who have suffered amputations. The program will h...Read More

One Call Names Fred Pensotti EVP/CFO 12/06/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One Call Care Management, a workers’ compensation medical management company, has named Fred Pensotti as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Jan. 4. ...Read More

OSHA Cites Contractor for Exposing Workers to Mercury 12/05/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Plainville, Connecticut, construction contractor is facing proposed penalties of $329,548 for allegedly exposing workers to mercury and other hazards. ...Read More

OWCA Director Wants Agreement on Outpatient Reimbursements 12/04/2017
State: LA | Segment: Top | 565 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 59 min read
Lawmakers and stakeholders need to reach an agreement on outpatient reimbursement fees, or Louisiana will continue to be an “outlier” among states in medical payments per claim, the state’s top workers’ compensation regulator said Friday. ...Read More
OSHA Cites US Environmental for Alleged Confined-Space Hazards 12/01/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 483 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
US Environmental Inc. in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, is facing proposed federal penalties of $333,756 for alleged safety violations. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for 12  alleged violations, including willfully exposing workers to confined sp...Read More
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