This Week in Comp, January 23, 2015

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

Regulatory roundup
Texas Mutual’s weekly compilation of workers’ comp regulatory news…MORE

Earthquake preparedness tips for businesses
That rumbling recently felt across North Dallas this month was not the result of millions of Dallas Cowboys’ fans stomping their feet in celebration of the team’s first playoff berth since 2009. Perhaps surprisingly, it was the tell-tale sign of earthquakes…MORE

TDI newsletter features aggressive driving safety tips
In 2013, 303 rural crashes and 1,016 urban crashes in Texas involved road rage, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TD). TDI cautions drivers to give their aggressive counterparts plenty of space and avoid eye contact…MORE

2015 oil and gas regulatory outlook
OilfieldRegulatory initiatives on the horizon will affect hydraulic fracturing, methane emissions, blowout preventers and crude oil transportation…MORE

BLS releases 2013 “Days Away from Work” data
For every 100,000 full-time workers, there were 109.4 cases of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses that required days away from work. This was a decline from the 2012 number of 111.8 cases for every 100,000 full-time employees…MORE

DWC offers new educational outreach program for injured employees
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) designed the program to teach injured employees the basics of workers’ compensation so they can successfully navigate their claims. The DWC offers the free sessions in English and Spanish in select cities…MORE

Study shows trust a factor in return-to-work success
rtwTrust between the employer and the injured worker is a key predictor of a return-to-work program’s success. One major aspect of trust is the level at which a worker feared being fired as a result of an injury, according to new research by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute…MORE

10 dangers of a sleep-deprived workforce

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About 63 percent of Americans say their sleep needs aren’t met during the week. Too often, companies are unaware of the impact fatigue or sleep deprivation is having on their operation until a tragic accident occurs…MORE

The cold winds of workers’ comp reform are blowing in Wisconsin
Blogger extraordinaire Bob Wilson has it on excellent authority that major changes to the Wisconsin workers’ compensation system will be proposed with the release of the state’s budget bill on February 3, 2015…MORE

 

 

 

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