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Injuries, Illnesses, And Fatalities In Food Manufacturing In 2008
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Workers in food manufacturing are more likely to be fatally injured and experience nonfatal injuries and illnesses than workers in private industry as a whole. Food manufacturing workers are also much more likely to... Read More

OH: BWC Joins Forces With NIOSH
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has entered into a formal partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that is intended to enhance safety practices for Ohio’s... Read More

KS: Workplace Injuries Across Kansas Decline
Posted on 19 Mar 2011 by

Topeka, KS (CompNewsNetwork) - Kansas workplace accidents declined by 12 percent in 2009, according to the latest Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The report, produced by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) in cooperation with the U.S... Read More

MO: Finds Injuries Cause Lost Time At Work
Posted on 13 Dec 2010 by

Jefferson City, MO (CompNewsNetwork) - Each year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Missouri Department of Labor collaborate on the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. This survey is used to collect nonfatal... Read More

Most Americans "Live to Work," But Don't Prepare for Illness or Injury That Could Put Their Income at Risk
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

PHILADELPHIA, PA - 86 percent of workers say they know they can take steps to prepare for a work-stopping injury or illness, but only 36 percent have done so. --Few Americans readily make the connection between staying healthy and staying on the job... Read More

MN: Recent Survey Shows Workplace Injuries Continue To Decrease
Posted on 27 Oct 2010 by

Minneapolis, MN (CompNewsNetwork) - A recent Minnesota workplace survey estimates the state's injury and illness rate decreased significantly from 2008 to 2009. According to the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, an estimated total... Read More

KS: Kansas Dept. of Labor Says Nonfatal Workplace Injuries Decreasing
Posted on 19 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Survey highlights 10 percent drop in injuries, fewer days away from work TOPEKA, KS - Kansas workplaces are getting safer according to the 2009 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, which shows a nearly 10 percent decrease in non fatal accidents... Read More

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

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

SC: Fatal Work Injuries Fall To Record Low In 2009
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by

Columbia, SC (CompNewsNetwork) - A preliminary total of 73 fatal work injuries were recorded in South Carolina in 2009, down from a final count of 87 fatal work injuries in 2008. The 2009 total represents the smallest annual preliminary total since the... Read More

Chat With The Bureau Of Labor About Workplace Injuries And Illnesses
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - On Friday, October 22, 2010, from 11:00A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time, for a live Web chat, the Bureau Of Labor will take your questions on the Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in 2009 release issued on October 21,... Read More

Shift Workers At Higher Risk For Injury
Posted on 28 Dec 2010 by

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - Workers on night and rotating shifts are almost twice as likely to be injured on the job as workers on regular day shifts, indicates a new study from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The study, published... Read More

Healthcare Solutions Identifies Workers’ Compensation Future Trends and Potential Impacts
Posted on 10 May 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Healthcare Solutions, a medical cost management firm, released a paper on May 3, 2011, at the annual conference of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), identifying 10 emerging trends in medical treatment of workplace injuries. These trends... Read More

Slow Recovery Affects Workers’ Comp Benefits and Costs
Posted on 7 Aug 2012 by Workers' Compensation Law Community Staff

Click here to read more about how and why the "Slow Recovery Affects Workers' Comp Benefits and Costs" and to download this latest report from the National Academy of Social Insurance . Read More

FL: CFO Alex Sink Announces New Online Tool for Injured Employee Benefits
Posted on 21 Jul 2010 by

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Florida CFO Alex Sink today announced a new tool created by her Division of Workers’ Compensation that allows injured employees to estimate their wage replacement benefits when injured on the job. The new calculators... Read More

OSHA Holds Series of Stakeholder Meetings on Modernization of Injury and Illness Data Collection System
Posted on 7 May 2010 by

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold two meetings to gather information from stakeholders to help modify its current injury and illness recordkeeping regulation and... Read More