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OR OSHA Publish Guide To Prevent Aggression Where You Work
Posted on 6 Jan 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Portland, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - Between 2004 and 2008, assaults and other violent acts injured 1,627 Oregon workers where they work. (That’s about 325 incidents each year in which workers are unable to do their jobs when they become victims of... Read More

Listen for Free: Podcast of Margaret Spence on National Return to Work Week
Posted on 13 May 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BOCA RATON, FL - As part of National Return to Work Week, we had the pleasure of interviewing Margaret Spence about return to work issues. Her podcast is now live on the LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Center. To listen for free to the podcast... Read More

Liberty Mutual's Webinar on Impact of Aging Workforce on Workers' Compensation
Posted on 8 Apr 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BOSTON, MA - Liberty Mutual has posted a 30-minute webinar on the impact of the aging worker on compensation clams. As stated by Liberty Mutual, " A new phenomenon is occurring – older workers are now forced to remain in the workforce as a... Read More

Calif. Division of Workers’ Comp Reports Success Story for Return-to-Work Program
Posted on 18 Aug 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OAKLAND , CA – The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that San Diego ’s Sloan Productions kept its employee on the job with the help of this state-sponsored program for return to work. The DWC stated: To hear... Read More

Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Announces Reorganization and Expansion
Posted on 20 Aug 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

HOPKINTON, MA - Liberty Mutual Reseach Institute for Safety recently announced its reorganization into four research centers to address emerging needs in occupational injury prevention. Source: Liberty Mutual To read the press release, click here... Read More

Iowa Division of Labor Services Proposes $101,000 in Citations and Penalties Against Agriprocessors, Inc.
Posted on 27 Aug 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DES MOINES, IA - The Iowa Division of Labor Services has proposed citations and penalties against a Postville employer for alleged multiple new and repeat violations of state workplace safety standards. Agriprocessors, Inc. has been issued 31 citations... Read More

Wichita Construction Company Says Stretching Exercise Program Dramatically Reduced Workplace Injuries
Posted on 2 Feb 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WICHITA, KS - UCI construction company has its workers begin stretching exercises at 7:30 a.m. sharp each day. UCI reports that it hasn't had a recordable accident in 20 months and that it has gone 37 months without a lost-time accident. Source... Read More

CA: Nurses Association Issues Policy on H1N1 Flu Vaccination: Encourage, Don’t Mandate
Posted on 1 Oct 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OAKLAND , CA - As the national H1N1 pandemic arrives, with the vaccine following shortly, the nation’s largest professional association and union of registered nurses has issued new nursing practice guidelines to structure its use. The California... Read More

Canada to Establish World’s First National Mandatory Nanoscale Materials Reporting Requirement for Companies
Posted on 2 Feb 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Canada is reportedly on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to require companies to detail their use of engineered nanomaterials. This one-time rmandatory action will enable officials to gather information to assess... Read More

Calif. Nurses Hold Protest on Inadequate Swine Flu Training and Protections
Posted on 7 Aug 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The San Jose Mercury News reports that nurses at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center protested what they claim as unsafe practices in the handling of swine flu patients. The nurses claim that they are concerned... Read More

Employers Concerned With Rise in Workplace Suicides
Posted on 8 Sep 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

According to recent U.S. Dept. of Labor statistics, there has been a 28 percent increase in workplace suicides last year. Some observers say that stress from workload, lack of job security, dwindling retirement savings, and relationship problems exacerbated... Read More

Global Study Says Corrected Vision Impairment Could Prevent Billions of Dollars in Lost Productivity Each Year
Posted on 8 Jun 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

In the first study of its kind published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization , researchers have found that corrected vision impairment could prevent billions of dollars in lost productivity each year. The study estimates that nearly 158 million... Read More

OR OSHA Proposed Changes Federal Amendments to Consensus Standards
Posted on 7 Jan 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Portland, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - Federal OSHA revised the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards concerning requirements for eye- and face-protective devices... Read More

CHSWC Releases 2009 WOSHTEP Advisory Board Annual Report
Posted on 11 Dec 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OAKLAND – The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) has released the 2009 WOSHTEP Advisory Board Annual Report. WOSHTEP, the Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program, is a statewide effort... Read More

ASSE Offers Tips Aimed at Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls at Work
Posted on 27 Dec 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Des Plaines, IL – Slips, trips and falls in the workplace continue to be the cause of many workplace injuries and illnesses. With winter weather creating more possibilities for slippery surfaces, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers... Read More