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OSHA Says Company Exposed Workers to Falls, Electrocution and Chemicals 07/18/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 503 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Bennett Heat Treating and Brazing Co. of Newark for 30 safety and health violations, and proposed penalties of $87,500. ...Read More

No Benefits for Off-Duty Officer Injured While Driving to Mandatory Training Session 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a police officer was not entitled to benefits for his injuries from an accident while driving to a mandatory training session outside of his normal work hours. ...Read More

Oil Field Contractor Honored for 'Exemplary' Workplace Safety 07/18/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 485 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 11 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has recognized Chaparral Industries for “exemplary” workplace safety programs, and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses at its Odessa facility. ...Read More

Judge Orders Comp Carrier for NHL to Produce Records on Player Head Injuries 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 463 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
A federal trial judge in Minnesota last week ordered the comp carrier for the National Hockey League to produce documents in its possession regarding player claims for head trauma or brain disease as part of the discovery process in an ongoing concussion suit against the league. ...Read More
Employers, Regulators Will Convene at Insurance Summit 07/18/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Registration has opened for the 2016 Director’s Regulatory Summit in Kansas City on Oct. 13, the Missouri Department of Insurance said. “The summit provides a unique opportunity for insurance compliance professionals to meet and interact with insurance regulators,” said ...Read More

OSHA Cites Company for Exposing Workers to Trench Collapse 07/18/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 408 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 218 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says an Andover construction contractor exposed workers to cave-in hazards and should pay a proposed $66,000 in penalties. ...Read More

Baker: Implementing Drug Formulary Will Decrease UR 07/15/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1450 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
ANAHEIM, California — California Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker would like to see fewer instances of utilization review within the first month of treatment, she told an audience of several hundred at the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation conferen...Read More

State Proposes Rules to Improve Refinery Safety 07/15/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 734 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 268 min read
The Department of Industrial Relations, governor’s Office of Emergency Services and California Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules intended to improve workplace and environmental safety at refineries throughout the state. ...Read More

WCIRB President Announces Efforts to Improve Customer Service 07/15/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 801 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is working on several initiatives to improve services for California customers, including an online learning system, and providing risk summaries to agents and brokers. ...Read More

FDA Scrutiny of Compounded Drugs Continues 07/15/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 830 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
A flurry of guidance in recent months from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding compounding of drugs indicates that the practice, which is increasingly an irritant to workers’ compensation payers, is under more scrutiny from the federal government. ...Read More
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