Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:29:45 EST 10 Ergonomics professionals seek shift to risk-based data http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS08/160629865 20160624/NEWS08/160629865 The success of ergonomics programs is measured by lagging indicators such as incident rates, but ergonomics professionals would like to see an evolution toward the use of leading indicators, according to a study by Aon Risk Solutions. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:58:37 EST State takes on opioid addiction with 7-day limit on prescriptions http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160623/NEWS08/160629890 20160623/NEWS08/160629890 New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a bill into law that takes aim at the state's opioid problem. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:51:42 EST Foundry faces safety citations for amputation and other hazards http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160623/NEWS08/160629900 20160623/NEWS08/160629900 An Ohio foundry has been cited by and is facing $143,150 in proposed penalties from federal workplace safety regulators for exposing workers to amputation, hearing loss and respiratory damage hazards. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:33:24 EST Effectiveness of long-term opioid use in question http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160622/NEWS08/160629915 20160622/NEWS08/160629915 That, combined with risks of addiction and overdose, drive a decline in the prescription of the narcotics in some states. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:23:43 EST Workers comp opt-out law under fire in Dillard's case http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160622/NEWS08/160629916 20160622/NEWS08/160629916 Industry groups file briefs in support of injured worker and her right to equal protection and access to the courts. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:53:55 EST Grocery chain cited after conveyor belt injury http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160622/NEWS08/160629922 20160622/NEWS08/160629922 A New York supermarket chain is facing $140,000 in proposed fines from federal safety and health regulators after an employee cleaning a machine sustained broken bones in her hand and arm. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:44:27 EST Contractor cited after worker plummets from scaffolding http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160622/NEWS08/160629925 20160622/NEWS08/160629925 A New Jersey company is facing $57,000 in fines after an employee dies. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:29:58 EST Finger amputations lead to safety citations for frozen food maker http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160622/NEWS08/160629926 20160622/NEWS08/160629926 OSHA seeks $140,000 in fines against Ajinomoto Windsor, which it has cited before. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:23:18 EST Food additive maker cited after workers escape fireball http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160622/NEWS08/160629927 20160622/NEWS08/160629927 Four hurt in explosion at Arboris plant in New Jersey. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:03:46 EST States make inroads on curbing long-term opioid use http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160621/NEWS08/160629945 20160621/NEWS08/160629945 Workers Compensation Research Institute study looks at the use of the narcotics for up to 12 months after a workplace injury. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:06:34 EST