This Week in Comp, September 15 – 19

This Week in Comp provides an overview of workers’ compensation news from across the country.

Safety

OSHA launches young worker safety website
OSHA designed its new site to raise awareness of safety among teens, employers and parents…MORE

Regulatory roundup
Texas Mutual’s weekly mash up of EHS-related regulatory news…MORE

OSHA releases preliminary list of top 10 violations
Falls top the list of most violations, followed by hazard communication and scaffolding…MORE

BLS announces 2013 preliminary fatal occupational injury counts
A preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2013, lower than the revised count of 4,628 fatal work injuries in 2012. Fatal transportation incidents were lower by 10 percent in 2013, but still accounted for about 2 out of every 5 fatal work injuries…MORE

NSC congress & expo keynote focuses on staying safe at work for your family
In his keynote address, Dale Lesinski challenged the audience to think about how their families would be affected if they took a shortcut and got injured on the job…MORE

Claims

Bob Cogburn, case manager at Texas Mutual

Bob Cogburn, case manager at Texas Mutual

Taking the stress out of claim management
In this week’s Texas Mutual blog post, vocational rehabilitation specialist Bob Cogburn explains that simple accommodations for injured workers can facilitate the return-to-work process and take the stress out of claim management…MORE

Texas sets workers’ comp weekly benefit rates for coming year
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that the workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from Oct. 1, 2014, through Sept. 30, 2015, has been set at $860.52…MORE

Fraud

Texas man sentenced for workers’ comp fraud
A Travis County district court sentenced Rodney Williams of Seabrook, Texas, for workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. The court sentenced Williams to deferred adjudication and ordered him to pay $6,156 in restitution to Texas Mutual…MORE

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