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Advisers Discuss Legislation That Would Exempt DNR Volunteers From Coverage 09/15/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 345 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 67 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council met Wednesday and discussed a legislative proposal to exempt volunteers with the Department of Natural Resources from workers’ compensation coverage. DNR has more than 30,000 volunt...Read More

Contractor Fined for Exposing Workers to 20-Foot Falls 09/15/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 133 min read
The federal workplace safety agency fined a Florida contractor $200,000 for ignoring its fall protection standards at two work sites. Chris Sawdo Cons...Read More

OSHA Fines O'Hare Forklift Operators for Transporting Unsecured Fuel Tanks 09/15/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 458 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
Forklift operators at Chicago's busiest airport often transport fuel containers that aren't secured with clamps, Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found. ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Denies Benefits to Firefighter With Lung Cancer 09/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 537 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A divided Idaho Supreme Court ruled that a veteran firefighter failed to prove his lung cancer was caused by his employment. Case: Est...Read More

OSHA Training Program Targets Hard-to-Reach Workers 09/15/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 479 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The federal work safety agency announced it has distributed $10.5 million in occupational health training grants to 77 nonprofits across the country. ...Read More

Presumption of Industrial Causation Didn't Apply to Firefighter With Prostate Cancer 09/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the statutory presumption of industrial causation for cancer in firefighters did not apply to a firefighter with prostate cancer. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment for Worker's Fall From Scaffold 09/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 549 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured construction worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claims stemming from his fall from a scaffold. ...Read More
State Seeks Workers' Compensation Plan Administrator 09/15/2016
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 730 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Arkansas Insurance Department is asking vendors to respond to a request for proposal for a workers’ compensation plan administrator. Interested vendors can bid by contacting becky.harrington@arkansas.gov no later...Read More

Premiums and Combined Ratios Have Fallen Steadily 09/15/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 541 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The combined ratio for Tennessee workers' comp insurers has declined steadily since reaching a peak of 121.4 in 2001, to 93.1 last year, according to a report that the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Indus...Read More

DWC Terminates QME Status of Chiropractor Who Admitted to Accepting Kickbacks 09/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation terminated the qualified medical evaluator status of a Southern California chiropractor who has pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals. ...Read More
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