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Foundry Fails to Train Workers on Noise, Chemical Hazards, OSHA Finds 06/24/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
An Ohio foundry operating machinery without safeguards and failing to train employees about noise and chemical hazards received 15 OSHA citations, and proposed penalties of $143,150, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Cincinnati area office announced in a press release. ...Read More

Injured Workers Complain Agency Unresponsive, Falsifies Claim Files 06/24/2016
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 877 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Several workers complained Wednesday to a legislative oversight committee that the North Dakota worker’s compensation program is unresponsive and even lies in claim files, the ...Read More

Richard J. Badolato Named Commissioner of Banking and Insurance 06/24/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 637 | 0 | Popular with Array | 3 min read
A year to the day after he was nominated for the post, Richard J. Badolato was sworn in Wednesday as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Post-Reform Appeals Process and Compensability Analysis 06/24/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 483 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
It's taken more than 10 years for the Alaska Supreme Court to get an opportunity to address the proper appeals process for decisions by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission. ...Read More

Employers Line Up in Opposition to 'Reform' Bill 06/23/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2561 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Employer lobbyists are fighting an effort to increase penalties for data-reporting violations and tweak utilization review rules, and while the author of the measure vowed to eliminate opposition before proceeding further, the final bill might not be ready unt...Read More

2nd DCA Says IMR Deadlines Are Not Mandatory 06/23/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2673 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
In a victory for employers and insurers, the California 2nd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday ruled that the statutory deadline for the state's independent medical review provider to return a decision is discretionary. Attorney Don Barthel, a partner in the Bradford & Barthel ...Read More

National Guideline Clearinghouse Drops ODG 06/23/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2814 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A national clearinghouse that catalogs medical treatment guidelines meeting certain standards for evidence-based medicine has dropped Work Loss Data Institute’s Official Disability Guidelines, which are used by workers’ comp systems in Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kansas and other states....Read More

Refrigeration Warehouse Exposed Workers to Ammonia, OSHA Finds 06/23/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A cold storage company in Carthage exposed its workers to electrical, equipment and chemical hazards, leading the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue nine serious safety violations, and propose a $54,800 fine, the agency's Kansas City area office announced. ...Read More

Amputations Lead to Citations at Missouri Food Manufacturer 06/23/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 2029 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
Two incidents of finger amputation led to an OSHA inspection that yielded $140,000 in penalties and 13 citations for a Missouri food manufacturer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's St. Louis Area Office announced. ...Read More

2 Companies Fined After Explosion, Fire at Factory Injures 4 06/23/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 359 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined two Ohio companies — a food additive manufacturer and a contractor — after an explosion injured four workers, including two who scaled an 8-foot barbed wire fence to escape the fireball, OSHA's Columbus Area Office ...Read More
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