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Five Things to Catch Up On: 1/22, Weekend Edition

OSHA Finds Massachusetts Auto Worker's Death Was Preventable (1/20, FRIDAY EDITION) The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the death of an ...

US DOL Renews the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health

Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) - Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez renewed the charter of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. The Federal ...

Deborah Hutto Joins SCWCC

Columbia, SC (WorkersCompensation.com) - The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission welcomes Deborah Hutto as Commissioner Avery B. Wilkerson, Jr.’s Administrative Assistant. Ms. Hutto began employment ...

WCAB Extends Public Comment Period Until January 31 on Proposed Amendments to Board Rules

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has extended the public comment period for proposed rulemaking changes mandated by Senate Bill ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 1/20, Friday Edition

Tennessee Attorney Helps Reach Settlement After Two Years S. Newton Anderson, a Spicer Rudstrom (PLLC) attorney out of the Memphis office, has settled a workers' compensation ...

CA DIR Combats Workers' Comp Fraud, Stays 200,000 Liens with Claim Value of Over $1 Billion

Oakland, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) today filed a report on its antifraud efforts in the California workers’ compensation system, and ...

WI Manufacturer Faces More than $219K in Penalties after 2 Workers Suffer Severe Injuries within 10 Days

Green Bay, WI (WorkersCompensation.com) - In less than 10 days in 2016, two employees at a Green Bay muffler component manufacturer suffered severe injuries as ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 1/19, Thursday Edition

Danger isn't Just for the Acrobats in Cirque Du Soleil Cirque Du Soleil performers aren't the only staff exposed to injuries on the job. The United ...

Amerisure Named One of the Best and Brightest® Companies to Work For in the Nation

Farmington Hills, MI (WorkersCompensation.com) - Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company has been named as one of the Best and Brightest® Companies to Work For in the ...

Data-Driven Approach May Reduce Violence to Hospital Workers

Elk Grove Village, IL (WorkersCompensation.com) - A worksite intervention using unit-level data on violent events can lead to lower risks of patient-to-worker violence and injury ...

OSHA: Employee's Death at MA Auto Parts Business ‘Preventable’

Braintree, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) - A Bellingham used auto parts business’ failure to follow required workplace safety standards allowed an employee to suffer fatal head injuries, ...

Former Pharmaceutical Salesman Pleads Guilty in $13 Million Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving 2 Million Doses of Oxycodone

Miami, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - A former pharmaceutical salesman pled guilty on January 13, 2017, for his role in a $13 million money laundering conspiracy involving ...

OH Convicts Stole Work Comp Benefits from Family Members

Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - BWC investigators secured seven fraud-related convictions in December that included two cases where the convicts had stolen injured workers’ benefits from ...

PA Prison Stay Delays Work Comp Cheat's Ohio Conviction

Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - A Columbus man pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud Monday after his case was delayed for two years because he was ...

TX Insurance Commissioner Selects Nored to Head Legal Division

Austin, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) - Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has selected Michael Nored to head the agency’s Legal Division. Nored replaces Stan Strickland, a 21-year veteran ...

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