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OSHA’s Quest to Uncover Hidden Injuries

OSHA is more than half-way done in reaching its goal of inspecting 350 companies during a two-year period to gauge the accuracy of injury and illness recordkeeping. Read the article in the Houston Chronicle .

MN: Commissioner Is Pleased With MN's OSHA

St. Paul, MN (CompNewsNetwork) - The following is a statement from Commissioner Steve Sviggum regarding federal OSHA's press release regarding its detailed findings and recommendations for the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Program as a result of a January 2010 audit: "Recently...

Workers Comp 20/20: Will Congress Overhaul Workers Compensation?

Woodstock, VT (CompNewsNetwork) - The workers compensation system as we know it is an amalgam of state-run mini-systems, plus a small handful of federally run compensation programs. Federal interference in the state systems has been extremely limited, in part because hardly anyone in Washington has had...

CA: CAL/OSHA Reports Results On The Heat Illness Prevention Campaign

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - In the summer of 2010, an ambitious heat illness prevention campaign was conducted in California to reduce heat-related fatalities and illness among low-wage, non-English speaking outdoor workers. The campaign strategy involved working at multiple levels to: 1) educate...

Employers: Posting OSHA 300A February 1 More Important Than Ever

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - The time of the year that OSHA 300A forms must be posted is fast approaching. With OSHA’s increased emphasis on record keeping, the importance of thoroughness and accuracy in completing the reports can not be over emphasized. While there are exemptions, most employers...

OSHA To Reach Out On Musculoskeletal Disorder Reporting

Washington , DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in partnership with the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, today announced a series of three teleconferences to reach out to the small business community for...

Congress Holds Hearing on OSHA Workplace Safety Regulations

Focus on Creating Regulations that Adequately Protect Workers Without Unduly Burdening Struggling Employers By John M. Stahl, Esq. The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (subcommittee) of the Education and the Workforce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on October...

Congress Holds Hearing on OSHA Workplace Safety Regulations

Focus on Creating Regulations that Adequately Protect Workers Without Unduly Burdening Struggling Employers By John M. Stahl, Esq. The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (subcommittee) of the Education and the Workforce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on October...

The OSHA Regulatory Burden: New Study Debunks Job Killer, Anti-Competitive Theories

It is a truth universally acknowledged that OSHA workplace regulations are unduly burdensome, negatively impacting an employer’s competitiveness and destroying jobs for workers . The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is one of the most controversial regulatory agencies in...

The OSHA Regulatory Burden: New Study Debunks Job Killer, Anti-Competitive Theories

It is a truth universally acknowledged that OSHA workplace regulations are unduly burdensome, negatively impacting an employer’s competitiveness and destroying jobs for workers . The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is one of the most controversial regulatory agencies in our...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/2/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL: IAIABC Drafts Model Legislation on Opioid Use . US DOL Posts Statement on OSHA Voluntary Protection Program...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/3/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: WCRI Executive Director Explains How to Keep Lawyers Out of Workers’ Comp Cases . Aon Report...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (3/4/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: NCCI Posts Updated Report on Frequency, Severity of Claims Countrywide . Crack Down on Drug Diversion...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (4/22/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Unclear if Boston Marathon Bombings an Act of Terrorism Covered by TRIA . Insurance Expert Says Boston...

I Walked Out Into West, Texas

By Stephen C. Embry, Esq. On April 17, 2013 an explosion at the West Chemical and Fertilizer Co., registering 2.1 on the Richter scale, leveled the plant and much of the surrounding town of West, Texas. The explosion was so powerful and destructive that it created a cloud of confusion as well as a...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Intentional Tort for Grain Bin Death Barred by Exclusive Remedy

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Mental Injury, Traveling Employee, and Undocumented Worker. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below. ...

Workers Memorial Day: Honoring the Dead as We Fight for the Living

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. 25 Years of Speeches and Bells The key talking points for journalists and speechwriters...

New Study Points to Significant Underreporting of Injuries to Bureau of Labor Statistics

90 percent of employers do not comply with OSHA recordkeeping regulations, resulting in underreporting by 38 percent of the surveyed employers Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on...

Workplace Violence: Employer Strategies for Prevention of Violence and Preparing for OSHA Inspections

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. Despite strides made in recent years in reducing the overall number of work-related deaths, the nation...

Temp Nation: Standing Up for the Walking Dead

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Temporary workers are having a decidedly permanent impact on the nation’s workforce...

Seasonal Patterns in Occupational Risk

Exploring the impact of reporting error on year-end injury declines Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Workers who struggle...

The Impact of OSHA Developments on Workers’ Comp: Ch-ch-changes (Turn and Face the Shame)

Warning Employers About a New Enforcement Paradigm By Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Something’s afoot at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and it’s the kind of sea change that should have...

Occupational Safety Research: The Potentials and Hurdles of Using Workers’ Comp Data

By Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Last December at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workers’ Compensation Leaders Research Colloquium in Washington, D.C., many key leaders and stakeholders in...

Tragedy in Paris Reminds Us that Workplace Violence Is a Serious Risk

As the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference concluded in Las Vegas last week, there were workers in restaurants and the concert venue in Paris experiencing real time workplace violence scenarios just like those discussed at the conference. Joining tragedies such as Virginia...

Oklahoma: Intentional Tort Case May Continue Under “Substantially Certain” Rule

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma held that there were material issues of fact as to whether the decedent’s employer knew that injury or death was substantially certain to result from the task decedent and his coworkers were directed to complete and the conditions in which they were required to work...