This Week in Comp, February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015 Leave a comment
This Week in Comp provides an overview of workers’ compensation news from across the country.
Texas Mutual awards $400K in annual safety education grants to Texas colleges
Texas Mutual Insurance Company has awarded a combined $400,000 in grants to Kilgore College, Midland College, College of the Mainland in Texas City and Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. The grants fund free workplace safety courses for employers, employees and the general public through the colleges’ risk management institutes…MORE
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FDA releases draft documents on drug compounding
The documents include draft guidance for entities considering whether to register as outsource facilities, draft guidance for industry about repackaging of certain human drug products by pharmacies and outsourcing facilities, and adverse event reporting by outsourcing facilities…MORE
Make wellness part of your benefits package
Workplace safety advocates are increasingly acknowledging the symbiotic relationship between employee wellness and employee safety. In fact, their convergence has given rise to a movement commonly known as total worker health…MORE
Reports show insurers lag behind in adopting technology
At a time when the financial sector is racing to embrace digital technology to boost sales and drive profits, the insurance industry is in danger of falling behind. The industry’s reluctance to embrace technology is part financial, part cultural…MORE
Injured workers file legal challenge over Oklahoma workers’ comp law
The plaintiffs contend that allowing employers with their own workers’ compensation benefits plan to “opt out” of the new administrative workers’ compensation system denies injured workers due process of law…MORE
In car crashes, back seat can be more dangerous than the front
Major advances in car safety — from basic air bags and “crumple zones” to seat belts that absorb the force of impacts during a crash — have greatly reduced the likelihood of getting injured or killed while riding in the front seat. But far less progress has been made protecting backseat passengers…MORE
Bob Simon was not violating seat belt law in fatal crash
Legendary “CBS News” correspondent Bob Simon, who was not buckled up in the back seat when he died in a motor vehicle accident this month, was not violating New York’s seat belt law…MORE
Should you mix these drugs?
Injured workers who combine opioids and psychotropic drugs are at increased risk of addiction and death…MORE
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