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(subscription required)OSHA flexes its regulatory muscle

Published January 03, 2016 CST

Aggressive is the adjective most often used to describe the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration these days, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Sedgwick pays $1.13 million to settle California comp violations

Published January 07, 2016 CST

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has reached a settlement agreement over alleged utilization review infractions.

Comp claim costs lower when employers choose doctor

Published December 21, 2015 CST

A new study sponsored by Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety puts the average savings at $308.

West Virginia theme park cited for 45 safety violations

Published December 21, 2015 CST

And here you thought the rides posed the greatest risk.

AIG buys into wearable technology to mitigate risk, boost worker safety

Published January 06, 2016 CST

Wearables are expanding far beyond the personal fitness tracker realm and AIG isn't sleeping on future opportunities.

(subscription required)Workers comp insurers stay profitable amid industry changes

Published December 20, 2015 CST

Sector considered healthy if not as wealthy as it had been.

OSHA naming some workers comp insurers in employer safety citations

Published December 23, 2015 CST

Agency hopes insurers can prod cited clients to more actively address hazards.

Florida Supreme Court won't review workers comp system's constitutionality

Published December 23, 2015 CST

The state's high court declined to accept jurisdiction over a case that originally involved an injured farm worker.

Dollar Tree settles with OSHA on outstanding safety issues

Published December 11, 2015 CST

Dollar Tree Inc. has agreed to pay $825,000 in penalties to settle its numerous outstanding OSHA safety and health citations.

OSHA cites Dollar General store in Texas for safety violations

Published January 05, 2016 CST

Dollar General Corp. can't seem to stay out of trouble with OSHA.

Tennessee advances toward closed workers comp formulary

Published December 22, 2015 CST

Pharmacy benefit manager Helios says formulary and treatment guidelines are scheduled to take effect Feb 28.

Workers comp insurer looks to expand outside of Colorado

Published December 23, 2015 CST

Looking to change a 100-year-old business model, Colorado's state-chartered comp insurer of last resort looks farther afield.

Roofing firm owner pleads guilty to criminal charges in worker death

Published December 10, 2015 CST

The owner of a Pennsylvania roofing company is facing prison time after pleading guilty to criminal charges in connection with an employee's fatal fall.

(subscription required)Responsibility for employees injured while traveling for work can be murky

Published January 03, 2016 CST

Workers compensation cases involving traveling workers can turn on a dime, which is why clear and specific policies are crucial.

(subscription required)Workers comp opt-out backers ready fresh campaigns

Published December 20, 2015 CST

After a miscue in 2015, Tennessee reportedly poised to lead the charge in 2016.

Florida contractor gets safety citations for cave-in hazards

Published December 14, 2015 CST

Federal regulators have cited and proposed $53,900 in penalties against a Florida general contractor for exposing workers to cave-in hazards during excavation activities.

OSHA ramping up safety, inspection efforts for health care workplaces

Published December 10, 2015 CST

Those who work in the health care sector are vulnerable to workplace injuries and illnesses, particularly the threat of workplace violence. However, OSHA is taking steps to address these ongoing safety and health challenges.

Discovery rule trumps statute of limitations in workers comp case

Published December 21, 2015 CST

Though maintenance mechanic was injured in a single, rather than cumulative, event, court refuses to put a time limit on his claim.

Lax needlestick reporting, disposal lead to fines for hospital

Published December 22, 2015 CST

California regulators have cited and fined a San Francisco-based health care provider $44,125 for exposing its employees to bloodborne pathogens hazards.

Alaska contractor fined $560,000 after worker dies during rescue attempt

Published December 11, 2015 CST

A trench collapse, a botched rescue attempt and the subsequent death of a 23-year-old employee have resulted in a tremendous fine for an Alaskan contractor.

Opioid prescribing plan lacks guidance on workers comp issues

Published December 17, 2015 CST

The CDC's long-awaited opioid prescribing guideline for chronic pain is a step in the right direction in terms of improving patient safety, but falls short when addressing long-term users.

States passing laws backing Uber's view of drivers as contractors

Published December 10, 2015 CST

State legislators in Ohio and Florida have helped Uber Technologies score a victory in its ongoing employee designation battle.

Opioid overdose deaths hit record in 2014

Published January 04, 2016 CST

Not only have opioid overdoses tripled since 2000, they accounted for more than half of all drug overdose deaths in 2014.

Roofing firm cited by OSHA for ignoring fall hazards

Published December 18, 2015 CST

A Massachusetts roofing contractor has been cited and faces $91,000 in proposed fines from federal regulators for exposing workers to dangerous and potentially fatal fall hazards.

Missouri high court's disability ruling goes against case law

Published December 17, 2015 CST

The Missouri Supreme Court's ruling that an injured worker can collect temporary total disability benefits despite achieving maximum medical improvement is drawing criticism and concern from some observers.