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FL Media Call: Rearranging Titanic Chairs, or Amending a Workers’ Comp Bill Package for the Better?

Tallahassee, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - Rich Templin, legislative and political director for AFL-CIO, said the initial house package for SB 1582 was akin to rearranging the ...

April 28: Let’s Take the Time to Acknowledge the Fallen Worker

“Remember the dead — Fight for the living” is more than just a slogan and symbol paired with a blue ribbon to be noticed on Workers Memorial Day April 28 (Friday). It is a powerful force presently ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 4/26, Wednesday Edition

1) WY Fallen Firefighter's Family Will be First to Receive Benefits Due to 2017 Law  Firefighter Captain Matt Trott, 46, of Casper, WY died this weekend after a battle with pancreatic cancer, writes Elise ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 4/25, Tuesday Edition

1) WV Doctor Involved in Alleged Illegal Distribution Case    Dr. Michael Kostenko in Beckley, WV prescribed 22,000 oxycodone pills soon after he returned to his home/clinic after being hospitalized for a heart attack ...

Department of Labor Saving it to the Cloud

Arlington, VA (WorkersCompensation.com) – The U.S. government is saving it to the Cloud. DRT, a technology and strategy agency based out of Virginia, has been awarded a very significant contract. For the next seven years at a $52 ...

Hopelessness and the American Middle Class

In November 2016, I wrote Life Expectancy Changes. For decades, Americans have experienced increasing life expectancies. But, 2016 brought the shocking news of American life expectancy decreasing. Life Expectancy Changes notes ...

(Im)Perfect Storm

Technology fascinates me. I have recently focused on artificial intelligence in Artificial Intelligence in our World, and Another AI Invasion, Meritocracy? I have contemplated chatbots, and research, self driving cars, and more. Recently, ...

Rousmaniere: The Future of Two Cities

The City of Work Injuries is shrinking in population while the City of Non-Occ Absences expands. During the Trump Administration, these trends are sure to persist. At some time they will change the workers’ comp industry as we know ...

What do changing demographics mean for workplace health and safety?

If you knew your workforce was going to experience changing risks, increased exposure, longer recoveries from injury and greater effects associated with co-morbidities, you would act!  The fact is, our workforce is ...

Rousmaniere: Getting Off Opioids

The workers’ comp industry became something of an opioid delivery vehicle for opioids starting in the mid 1990s. Aside from anecdotes and personal narratives of individual clinicians, little was known for years about the effect of opioid ...

The iPTCA Files Unfair Competition Suit Against Unlicensed Workers' Comp Network Brokers, One Call Medical and Align Networks

Encinitas, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Independent Physical Therapists of California (iPTCA),  a non-profit association of ...

Sedgwick Introduces Innovative Whole Health Solution

Memphis, TN (WorkersCompensation.com) - Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions, has partnered with Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge, to launch its new whole ...

OSHA Judge Rules That MA Companies Operated As Single Employer At Worksite Where 3 Workers Fell

Boston, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) - An administrative law judge with the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled that two Massachusetts ...

Washington Plans Construction Safety Day on May 12

Tumwater, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) - Washington is experiencing a construction boom, and with it comes an increased risk of work-related injuries and deaths. As the busy summer months approach, it's more important ...

Oregon Invites Public to Observe Workers Memorial Day During Salem Event

Salem, OR (WorkersCompensation.com) - Not all Oregon families experience the safe return of their loved ones following a day at work. Oregon workers who died on the job will be honored with a ...

For What Price Walking?

What is the value of walking? More specifically, what is the value of walking for a paraplegic? That may have been the question on the mind of some attendees of the IAIABC Spring Forum in Kansas City, MO this week. The organization’s Medical Issues ...

Would the Person Who Stole My Identity Kindly Return It?

On the surface this discussion may not seem to be about workers’ compensation. But I assure you, it is. While the topic is identity theft; specifically, the recent theft of my identity, it is an opportunity to look at how ...

So, Marcus Lemonis, What if the Process Sucks?

There is a business reality show on cable network CNBC called “The Profit”. It follows Camping World CEO and entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, as he invests in small struggling businesses, leverages their strengths and assets, and ...

I Guess Walmart Was Ripped Off Twice

It’s not every day a company has an Assistant Manager shot during a robbery. It is probably even more rare when that Assistant Manager is indicted 5 years later for helping plan and participate in the robbery in which he was shot. But that ...

At United, It Wasn’t the Beating. It was the Self-Inflicted Wounds.

Is your company prepared to respond to a public relations disaster in the information age? Or would it likely make a bad situation worse through a ham handed and tone deaf response? Unfortunately for United Airlines, ...

Appellate Division Holds That New York Worker Who Accepted a Job Offer While in New Jersey Was Hired in New Jersey Conferring Jurisdiction in NJ

When an employee returns to work following a work injury, in many states that ends the workers’ compensation case, but not in New ...

Bloodborne Pathogens – When is a Program Required?

A Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) program is a given for healthcare organizations, but what about other industries? Requirements may apply to more than just bloodborne pathogens.  OSHA identifies a host of “other potentially ...

What Iowa’s New Workers’ Compensation Changes Mean

Iowa’s workers’ compensation system will see some significant changes on July 1, under a bill signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad in March. Following are the changes employers are most likely to ...

John Hanna – One of Workers’ Compensation’s Good People

There are few people in this industry I respect and admire as much as John Hanna. John is the Pharmacy Director at Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, where he and Medical Director Steve Woods MD have done ...

6 Steps to Identify and Address Mental Health Challenges Early

The days of focusing solely on an injured worker’s physical injuries are over. Savvy employers and payers are finding that ignoring behavioral issues can end up costing a boatload of money in delayed recoveries. ...

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For What Price Walking?

What is the value of walking? More specifically, what is the value of walking for a paraplegic? That may have been the question on the mind of some attendees of the IAIABC Spring Forum in Kansas City, MO this week. The organization’s Medical ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 4/26, Wednesday Edition

1) WY Fallen Firefighter's Family Will be First to Receive Benefits Due to 2017 Law  Firefighter Captain Matt Trott, 46, of Casper, WY died this weekend after a battle with pancreatic cancer, writes Elise ...

I Guess Walmart Was Ripped Off Twice

It’s not every day a company has an Assistant Manager shot during a robbery. It is probably even more rare when that Assistant Manager is indicted 5 years later for helping plan and participate in the robbery in which he was ...

(Im)Perfect Storm

Technology fascinates me. I have recently focused on artificial intelligence in Artificial Intelligence in our World, and Another AI Invasion, Meritocracy? I have contemplated chatbots, and research, self driving cars, and more. ...

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Peter Rousmaniere

Peter Rousmaniere is widely known throughout the workers’ compensation industry, both for his writing and consulting experience. Based in the picture perfect New England town of Woodstock, VT, he is a regular on the conference circuit, and is deeply ...

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Bob Wilson

Bob Wilson is the CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, and author of the award winning blog, "From Bob's Cluttered Desk". Bob is an accomplished presenter for the workers' comp industry, and we are lucky to have him. We don't ...

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Liz Carey

Liz Carey has worked as a writer, reporter and editor for nearly 25 years. First, as an investigative reporter for Gannett and later as the Vice President of a local Chamber of Commerce, Carey has covered everything from local government to the ...

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John D'Alusio

John D’Alusio has over 30 years experience in P/C insurance with executive management positions in administration, field operations, and claim technical areas. Mr. D’Alusio has had many articles published in industry periodicals, and is also a ...

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Heather Schwartz Sanderson

Heather Schwartz Sanderson, Esq., MSCC, CHPE, CLMP, CMSP Heather is Chief Legal Officer for Franco Signor LLC, the nation's compliance authority for Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) matters. She has lectured on MSP compliance to the workers’ ...

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Angela Underwood

Author Angela Underwood has worked as a reporter, feature writer and editor for more than a decade. Her prior roles as Municipal Beat Correspondent with Gannett and Public Information Officer for Toms Rivers government in New Jersey have given her ...

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Judge David Langham

David Langham is the Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims for the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims at the Division of Administrative Hearings. He has been involved in workers’ compensation for over 25 years as an attorney, an ...

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Terry Bogyo

Terry is an active researcher, speaker and commentator on workers compensation issues. Now retired, he was the Director of Corporate Planning and Development for WorkSafeBC. His responsibilities included environmental scanning, strategic planning ...

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John Gerboth

John Gerboth worked for many years as a workers' compensation attorney in Ohio. Since relocating to Connecticut, he has taken to "blawging" about various legal topics. He's also a husband, a father and a huge fan of the New ...

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