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 in tune with trends and developments within the industry. His passion is writing and presenting on issues largely related to immigration, and he maintains a blog on the subject at www.workingimmigrants.com.
The Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center blasted thousands of tons of asbestos into the air, exposing rescue, recovery and cleanup workers at "the Pile" and in Lower Manhattan ... Read More
First, take a long view. About every half century since the late 19th century the United States has wavered between a generally open borders approach to a restriction-ist approach. Passage of ... Read More
What is it like to be a low-wage immigrant worker in the US and suffer a work injury? Whether legal or illegal, modestly educated in a formal sense but with well-honed practical skills and resolve, this ... Read More
At the annual Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) conference in March this year, former executive director Richard Victor presented a scenario in which workers’ compensation claims ... Read More
While there’s good progress on opioids, we have to stay attentive to what progress really means. It is saving careers and lives of injured workers. We have learned that opioid prescribing for injured ... Read More
A lot has been said about the maturing of workers’ compensation. The frequency of injuries will continue to decline by a faster rate than the increase in the workforce, resulting in an absolute ... Read More
Close to thirty years of comparative studies of nursing homes show how people can look at work injury risk in three ways.
The choice of worksite should not be a surprise. Healthcare facilities are a ... Read More
Opening Keynote at WCIRB Annual Conference At the 2019 WCIRB Annual Conference, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara talked about the many challenges they are trying to address at their department. Among his comments:
The biggest concern ...