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Trucker’s heart attack is compensable

Published July 28, 2015 CST

A long-haul truck driver’s heart attack arose out of and in the scope of his employment, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled.

Injury suffered in pre-employment test is compensable

Published July 30, 2015 CST

Pre-employment testing of job applicants can prevent workers compensation claims down the line, but an employee who gets injured while undergoing the test may well be due comp benefits.

OSHA proposes tightening injury record-keeping rules

Published July 29, 2015 CST

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify that employers have continuing obligations to keep and maintain accurate injury and illness records.

Drug monitoring programs offer step toward limiting opioid abuse

Published July 23, 2015 CST

At least 10 states require health care providers to access a prescription drug monitoring program before prescribing opioids, but workers compensation payers in all states should request providers do so to curb overprescribing.