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CA Cuts Down on Fraud

San Bernardino, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - Deputy District Attorney Scott Byrd said California is one of the utmost stringent and expensive employers among the states, making it one of the most co read more ...
Posted on: May 26, 2017, 3:20 pm

MN Workers' Comp Claims Down; State Group Home Workers an Exception

St. Paul, MN (WorkersCompensation.com) - While Minnesota continues to see decreases in its workers’ compensation claims, one segment of Minnesota employees is filing more claims than ever. Empl read more ...
Posted on: May 26, 2017, 3:13 pm

Worksafe Report: Tesla Injuries at Fremont Plant Are Double the National Average

Fremont, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - A report issued this week by a California safe workplace organization alleges that injuries at Tesla’s Fremont plant are nearly double the national averag read more ...
Posted on: May 26, 2017, 12:39 pm

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OWC Director Responds to WorkCompCentral Article on Potential Veto of ODG Bill

This Tuesday, May 23rd, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed an ODG formulary bill for workers’ comp, 58-36. This morning, national industry publication WorkCompCentral (subsc read more ...
Posted on: May 26, 2017, 12:58 pm

Friday Catch-Up

It’s been a bit busy this week; helping my sister take care of our mom in Maine.  Mom is 96 and ready to move on. She’s had an amazing life; grew up during the Great Depression, maste read more ...
Posted on: May 26, 2017, 12:46 pm

Pain, Pot and Prescription Drugs

At the 2017 Business Insurance/CLM Workers' Compensation Conference, a panel discussed the problems with marijuana, opioids, and pain. The panel was: Jennifer Saddy - Director Workers' Compensation read more ...
Posted on: May 26, 2017, 9:25 am

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From Bob's Cluttered Desk:

Avoid Attorney Fees by Avoiding the Attorneys

There is a scene in an episode of the hit television show, “Big Bang Theory” that I thought of recently. Set at a campsite in the desert, three of the main characters, Raj, Howard and Leon read more ...
Posted on: May 25, 2017, 7:40 am

Chicago and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

I am headed to Chicago this morning to attend an open house at the newly named Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. It was formerly known as the The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) — a s read more ...
Posted on: May 23, 2017, 8:26 am

Social Security Numbers and States That Are Getting It Right (or Almost Right)

I have been highlighting in recent weeks the need to purge the use of injured workers’ social security numbers from the jurisdictional forms used in the management of their claims. As I have not read more ...
Posted on: May 22, 2017, 7:08 am

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Tesla Factory Has High Serious Injury Rates

Editors Note: Tesla offers response on this subject in exclusive WorkersCompensation.com Featured News Story. You may read that here. Sacramento, CA - The rate of serious injuries at a Tesla factory read more ...
Posted on: May 26, 2017, 8:33 am

NSC Announces Winners of Prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards

Itasca, IL (WorkersCompensation.com) - The National Safety Council presented its prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards to individuals and organizations that have helped save lives and prevent inju read more ...
Posted on: May 26, 2017, 7:58 am

CSB Releases Investigative Update Into Loy Lange Box Company Catastrophic Pressure Vessel Failure

St. Louis, MO (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a “Factual Investigative Update” on the April 3, 2017, catastrophic rupture of a pressure vessel at read more ...
Posted on: May 26, 2017, 7:56 am

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