December 16, 2017

New JOEM Review Shows Mental and Physical Toll of Workplace Fatigue

ACOEM

Washington, DC – Sleep loss and poor working conditions are the most important causes of occupational fatigue—which can impair mental and physical performance with the potential for serious errors and injuries, reports a review and update in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American…[Continue Reading]

CDI Awards $34.9 Million Statewide to Fight Workers’ Compensation Fraud

CA Department of Insurance

Sacramento, CA – Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced he has awarded $34.9 million in grants to 37 district attorney offices representing 44 counties across California to combat workers’ compensation insurance fraud. The grants, funded through employer assessments, support law enforcement efforts in investigating…[Continue Reading]

IAIABC Elects 2016-2017 Board of Directors

IAIABC

Middleton, WI – On Thursday, September 29, 2016, members of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) elected the 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors, with Dave Threedy, Chair, Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals becoming the IAIABC President. The IAIABC Board of Directors is the…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Company Showcases Robotic Arm for Preventing Employee Injuries

Ohio BWC

Lima, OH – Randall Bearings Inc. recently welcomed Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison to its Greenlawn Avenue headquarters to showcase a new tool that protects its employees from injury. The company purchased a robotic arm with the help of a $40,000 Safety Intervention Grant from BWC…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Take Backs & Two Steps!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the DEA’s announcement that this weekend it is reprising its National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 22. From 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the public can dispose of unused, unwanted prescription medications at one of 4,700 collection sites nationwide…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 10/21/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Oklahoma Waiting for Guidance on Workers’ Comp Opt Out Transition Insurance Journal Cyborgs and workers comp Workers’ Comp Insider Pick The Right Adjuster For The Right Workers Comp Claim ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

DEA and Partners to Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

DEA

Washington, DC – DEA reprises this weekend one of its most popular community programs: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On Saturday October 22 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the public can dispose of their unused, unwanted prescription medications at one of 4,700 collection sites nationwide, operated by 3,800 local law enforcement…[Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Two Steps to Resolving Some Workers’ Comp Disputes

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is taking a promising pilot program statewide to help simplify and speed resolution of some disputes. A pilot started last year splits up related claim issues so that a hearing officer can decide the most far-reaching issue first. This can clear the way for secondary issues to be resolved…[Continue Reading]

Pinnacol Employees Serve 11 Metro Denver Nonprofits During Service Event

Pinnacol Assurance

Denver, CO – Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurer, mobilized more than 200 of its employees for its annual Pinnacol in Action event in September and October. The Pinnacol in Action campaign is part of Pinnacol’s overall volunteering efforts, which are expected to generate more than 4,500 hours of community…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Special Investigations Dept Gets 9 Convictions in September

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) netted nine convictions in September in criminal cases related to workers’ compensation fraud. Those convicted included workers who found other work while collecting BWC benefits, employers with lapsed coverage who racked up outstanding premiums and fines totaling…[Continue Reading]

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