Business Insurance - _Workers Comp en-us Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:40:41 EST 10 Noisy workplaces contribute to employee hearing loss 20160209/NEWS08/160209807 Nearly one-fourth of U.S. workers who were exposed to noise on the job experienced difficulty hearing, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:34:03 EST Workers comp only remedy for police officer bit by K-9 partner 20160208/NEWS08/160209840 A negligence suit filed by a police officer who was “attacked and bit” by a trained police dog is barred by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act, a state appellate court has ruled. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 12:16:14 EST Pennsylvania posse won't saddle up 20160208/NEWS08/160209843 Sheriffs in the Old West — or at least in old westerns — never had to sweat small stuff like workers compensation coverage when rounding up a posse to hunt the bad guys. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 09:29:32 EST Doctor who overprescribed opioids gets up to life in prison 20160205/NEWS08/160209856 The fate of Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng serves as a stark warning to doctors tempted to engage in irresponsible painkiller prescribing practices. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 13:54:59 EST Lawyers warn of speaking freely to health and safety inspectors 20160204/NEWS08/160209886 Canadian employers and supervisors should rethink voluntarily giving statements to regulatory health and safety inspectors investigating workplace accidents given that such voluntary statements can be used against them in criminal proceedings, according... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:11:24 EST California medical review data 'too green' to predict effect on comp costs 20160204/NEWS08/160209899 Study finds significant increases in average costs of medical-legal services. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:56:09 EST Did texting scandal derail Tennessee workers comp opt-out effort? 20160204/NEWS08/160209901 State legislative leader's leave of absence puts the Employee Injury Benefit Alternative, a bill he co-sponsored last February, on hold. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 08:15:41 EST Illinois roofing contractor cited for fall hazards 20160203/NEWS08/160209913 An Illinois roofing contractor is facing $115,500 in proposed fines from federal regulators for exposing its workers to fall hazards. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:14:31 EST OSHA cites construction contractor as severe workplace safety violator 20160203/NEWS08/160209914 It's the fifth time Connecticut roofer has been cited, and two of the violations are serious. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:08:57 EST Employer cited for poor training, safety in worker's fireworks death 20160203/NEWS08/160209919 OSHA proposes $42,000 in fines over explosion that killed employee taking inventory before Texas pyrotechnics show. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:45:43 EST