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FL: DWC Offers Deepwater Horizon WC Compliance Seminars
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers' Compensation, Bureau of Compliance, is offering Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Workers' Compensation Compliance Seminars in the Florida panhandle. Topics to be addressed will include Florida... Read More

FL: CFO Alex Sink Calls on Feinberg to Clarify Claims Process
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Kenneth Feinberg, the Independent Claims Facility Administrator for BP’s Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill, requesting that Feinberg clarify his position on whether... Read More

NY: Consolidated Suit Alleges BP Failed To Adopt Common Global Safety Standard
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by workerscompensation.com

New York City, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - The New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Ohio pension funds today announced that they have filed an amended complaint on behalf of investors in the class action lawsuit against BP. The amended complaint,... Read More

TX: Maritime Attorney Says Companies Behind Oil Spill Need to Be Held Accountable for Injuries and Losses
Posted on 16 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

HOUSTON, TX - Kurt Arnold , a lawyer with a law firm representing several survivors of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, says the companies involved should address their responsibility rather than shifting blame and seeking ways to cap their liability... Read More

FL: DWC to Offer Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Workers' Comp Compliance Seminars
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Division of Workers' Compensation, Bureau of Compliance, is offering Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Workers' Compensation Compliance Seminars in the Florida panhandle. Topics to be addressed will include Florida workers'... Read More

NIOSH Posts Oil Spill Response Resources
Posted on 6 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Oil spill response workers may be exposed to many different chemical, physical, and biological hazards depending on the type and location of the oil spill, the type and stage of response, and the workers' specific... Read More

LA: DHH Update On Oil Spill-Related Exposure
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Baton Rouge, LA (CompNewsNetwork) - Two hundred and twenty-seven oil spill exposure-related cases have been reported to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to date, according to its sixth surveillance report released today. One hundred... Read More

LA: DHH Releases Oil Spill-Related Illnesses Information
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Baton Rouge , LA (CompNewsNetwork) - Seventy-one cases of oil spill-related illnesses have been reported to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to date, according to a report released today. Fifty of those involved workers on oil rigs... Read More

Oil Spill Cleanup Causing Illness Among Workers
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BP has hired 22,000 workers to combat the Gulf oil spill, and many of these workers are already becoming ill from the toxic clean up chemicals and may have long-term workers' compensation claims. Source: Johnston, Moore & Thompson Read More

Top US DoL Officials to Travel to Gulf Coast to Meet With Affected Workers
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - At the direction of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, July 7 through 9, three U.S. Department of Labor agency heads will travel to Gulf states impacted by the BP Deepwater spill. The delegation will include Assistant... Read More

LA: DHH Updates Oil Spill-Related Exposure Information
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Baton Rouge, LA (CompNewsNetwork) - One hundred and nine cases of oil spill exposure-related cases have been reported to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to date, according to its second surveillance report released today. Seventy... Read More

OSHA Limits Fail to Protect Gulf Coast Oil Spill Workers
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NEW YORK, NY - The Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog says OSHA has failed to update permissible exposure limits (PELs) for toxic chemicals since 1971, reflecting science from the 1960's, and Gulf Coast oil spill workers are not adequately... Read More

OSHA Updates on Oil Spill Workers' Safety
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington , DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Oil spill workers are on the front lines of the nation's response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. At this time, there are over 13,000 cleanup workers employed by BP or its contractors; 1,700 boats are supporting... Read More

US DoL Focuses on Workers' Safety as Oil Cleanup Activities Ramps Up
Posted on 4 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels is in Louisiana today with a team of experienced hazardous materials professionals leading an effort to ensure that oil spill cleanup... Read More

TX: Texas Mutual Urges Worker Safety During Gulf Shore Cleanup
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

AUSTIN, TX - Now in its third month, the Gulf Coast oil spill has created many safety hazards for wildlife and for people involved in cleanup efforts. Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance... Read More