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Study Links the Boss With Heart Disease 10/25/2005
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 309 | 0
It's bad enough having to put up with a dislikable boss, but a British study says the unpleasantness may be bad for the heart. Researchers looked at 6,600 men ages 35 to 55 in Britain to look for a relationship between workplace justice -- defined as a sense of fairness coming from upper ma...Read More
St. Paul Wins 'Ease of Doing Business' Award 10/24/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 88 | 0
St. Paul Travelers received the "Ease of Doing Business" Gold Award today from the Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) at its 20th annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. ASCnet, the user group of Applied Systems, recognized St. Paul Travelers with its highest award for the implementatio...Read More
Springs Health Director Named Nurse of the Year 10/21/2005
State: SC | Segment: Business | 101 | 0
The South Carolina Association of Occupational Health Nurses has chosen Frieda Price of Springs Industries Inc. as Nurse of the Year. Price is the occupational health director at the center and a 29-year employee of the Fort Mill-based manufacturer of housewares and accessories. She recentl...Read More
S.C. State Accident Fund Rates Jumping 9.6% 10/20/2005
State: SC | Segment: Business | 79 | 0
The South Carolina State Accident Fund plans to increase rates by 4.6% next year, but will also charge a 5% one-time surcharge on policies to pay for Second Injury Fund assessment double the amount of last year's, the Accident Fund said in its fall newsletter. "In this environment of incre...Read More
Safeco Reports $101M in 3Q Profits 10/19/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 192 | 0
Safeco on Tuesday reported third-quarter 2005 net earnings of $101.1 million, or $0.80 per diluted share. The figure includes estimated after-tax net catastrophe losses of $115.8 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, mostly attributable to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. A year ago...Read More
SAIF Holding Agricultural Safety Seminars 10/18/2005
State: OR | Segment: Events | 20 | 0
SAIF Corporation's 11th annual agricultural safety seminar for Oregon employers will be held in 26 locations around the state of Oregon from October 2005 through March 2006, SAIF announced on Monday. The free four-hour seminar is designed primarily for owners, operators, supervisors, and ...Read More
Second Hearing Scheduled for Self-Insurance Rules 10/18/2005
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 186 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a second rule development workshop on its proposed self-insurance regulations on Oct. 26. The hearing will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Room 104J of the Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee. The DWC is redraft...Read More
Sedgwick Designated 'Employer of Choice' 10/18/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 209 | 0
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. announced Monday that its certification as an Employer of Choice has been renewed for the year 2005-2006. Designation as an Employer of Choice is awarded to public, private or not-for-profit employers that demonstrate effective implementation of best...Read More
Safety Stressed for Illinois Small Businesses 10/18/2005
State: IL | Segment: Safety | 64 | 0
A safety and health conference for small businesses will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill. "This conference is a great opportunity to help small businesses prevent job injuries and protect their workers," said Michael Connors, OSHA regional administrator...Read More
School Bus Driver Pleads Guilty for False Claim 10/17/2005
State: WV | Segment: Fraud | 83 | 0
A West Virginia man pleaded guilty last week to two counts of felony workers' compensation fraud, the state insurance department said. Terry Lee Villers of Wirt County knowingly secured benefits to which he was not entitled and made a false statement under oath, Insurance Commissioner Ja...Read More
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