February 28, 2014 Leave a comment
This Week in Comp provides an overview of workers’ compensation news from across the country.
Sen. Ron Calderon has been indicted in a corruption case and accused of taking about $100,000 in bribes from a hospital executive in Southern California who ran an alleged workers’ compensation scheme…MORE
Peril of the oil patch
In Texas, 65 oil and gas workers were killed on the job in 2012 – a 10-year high and nearly 60 percent more than in 2011…MORE
Why Do Some Workers Not Report Injuries?
When employees do not report injuries immediately, they may be putting themselves and their co-workers at risk…MORE
Nurse Case Managers Are Well Worth the Cost
Employers and injured workers benefit when insurance carriers leverage nurse case managers’ expertise to get workers back on the job…MORE
PCI Urges TRIA Reauthorization
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) provides a critical federal backstop against acts of terrorism. Unless Congress intervenes, TRIA will expire at the end of the year. Vincent Donnelly of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America recently testified about the importance of reauthorizing the Act before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs…MORE
States Stepping Up?
Due to recent budgetary shortfalls and the time it takes federal OSHA to promulgate new rules, is it time for states to step up their efforts to improve occupational safety?…MORE
Workers’ Compensation: My Father’s Story
Annmarie Geddes Baribeau’s father was a blue collar guy with an ironclad work ethic. Though he was president of his local teamster’s union, he hated advocating for workers who did not pull their weight. So when Annmarie’s dad was out of work due to an on-the-job injury, he somehow felt like less of a man. Annmarie shares her father’s touching story on her blog…MORE
About the author
David Wylie is the editorial coordinator at Texas Mutual Insurance Company. He works closely with Texas Mutual’s safety professionals to teach employers and their employees how to prevent workplace accidents and their associated costs. David holds the OSHA 10-hour general safety certification and a degree in journalism from Southwest Texas State University.
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