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NIOSH Finds Hanford Workers Skeptical About Exposure Levels 12/02/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 949 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 13 min read
A lack of transparency, miscommunication between labor and management, and management’s skepticism of workers’ claims that they’re being sickened by chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has bred distrust at the facility, according to a ...Read More
SiebenCarey Adds Claimants' Attorney to Firm 12/02/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 383 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 27 min read
Eric W. Beyer has joined the personal injury law firm of SiebenCarey in Duluth following 18 years at Falsani, Balmer, Peterson, Quinn & Beyer. Beyer will continue to represent injured workers, SiebenCarey said in a ...Read More

New Safety Recommendations Aimed at Small Contractors 12/02/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 373 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday issued “Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction” to help employers &mdash...Read More

Participation in PDMP Now Required to Combat Drug Abuse 12/02/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 219 min read
The New Mexico Medical Board had adopted a rule, 16.10.14 of the New Mexico Administrative Code, to require participation in the state’s prescription drug monitoring program. ...Read More
CMS Releases Draft RFP for Comp Review Contractor 12/02/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 472 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a draft request for proposal for the position of workers’ compensation review con...Read More

Agency Wants to Repeal 'Outdated' Rules on Requests for Information 12/02/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting public comments on a proposal to repeal 28 TAC Chapter 57, Request for Case Folders and Certification of Actions of the Board. ...Read More

Proposed Rules Expire as Medical Portal Launch Is Delayed 12/02/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 552 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board will reintroduce three proposed rules that will support the medical portal the agency plans to launch next year as part of a $60 million, years-long modernization project. ...Read More

ProAssurance Announces Dividends Totaling $5 per Share 12/02/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 588 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The ProAssurance Corp. Board of Directors has declared a special dividend of $4.69 per share and a regular dividend of $0.31 per share. ...Read More

Circus Company Settles With OSHA for $24K After Fatal Tent Collapse 12/02/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An event company that held a circus despite severe thunderstorm warnings, resulting in a fatal tent collapse, has settled a case with the federal work safety agency for $24,000. ...Read More
State Sets COLA Rates for 2017-19 12/02/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 1000 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
Alaska has set its cost-of-living adjustment rates for workers' compensation beneficiaries who move out of state. Workers who move to areas where the cost of living is higher than Alaska's will find themselves out of luck, as the amount of benefits a worker receives cannot exceed ...Read More
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