OR: Gov. Marks 20th Anniversary of Historic WC Reforms

OR: Gov. Marks 20th Anniversary of Historic WC Reforms

Salem, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Ted Kulongoski today gathered with representatives from Oregon businesses and labor organizations to mark the 20th anniversary of successful reforms to the state's workers' compensation system.
 
As a result of the reforms that became law in 1990, on-the-job injury and illness rates in Oregon have decreased 50 percent and workers' compensation costs are down 60 percent over the last 20 years, now among the lowest in the nation.
 
"Twenty years ago Oregon's workers' compensation system wasn't working for employees or businesses. But with determination, leadership and political will, we came together and developed a solution centered on employers and employees with workplace safety at the heart of the system," said Governor Kulongoski. "Now, twenty years later, we celebrate a system that is working and among the best in the nation ...read more