January 2013: Workers Comp Advisory

By January 30, 2013 Workers' Comp Advisors

A strategic approach to Workers’ Compensation

It’s easy to develop a myopic view of Workers’ Compensation, but a strategic approach helps identify ways your Workers’ Comp program can be strengthened and contribute to the bottom line… Read More.

Don’t miss February 1st deadline for posting OSHA 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses – plus Q & A regarding common recordkeeping mistakes

Mark your calendars to post the OSHA Form 300A on February 1 and review some common recording mistakes with managers including modified duty, temporary workers, aggravation of non-occupational injury, injuries incurred during breaks, in parking lots, while participating in wellness programs and more… Read More.

Government contractors: Does health care reform apply to me? What now?

It’s time for contractors to start figuring out how to price in the additional costs of health care reform for bids already won and those in the future… Read More.

HR Tip: Spotting scoundrels

A recent issue of Scientific Mind discussed studies of truthfulness and physical signals… Read More.

OSHA Watch

  • Temporary enforcement measures for residential construction fall protection extended
  • Philadelphia Region inspection initiative nets hundreds of citations
  • Tool offers cadmium compliance assistance
  • New website provides information on preventing backover incidents in construction
  • Safety incentive conviction
  • New fact sheet on ignition hazards from internal combustion engines
  • Wisconsin Agri-Business Association joins with OSHA to address grain industry hazards
  • Recent fines and awards
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Legal Corner
ADA

  • Win for employers: Court finds EEOC interpretation of medical confidentiality under the ADA as overbroad
  • Medical marijuana users denied ADA protections

FMLA

  • Court upholds employee termination two days after FMLA request

Workers’ Compensation

  • Employee raped at work to receive maximum benefits – Missouri
  • Permanently disabled worker entitled to vocational rehabilitation – Nebraska
  • Wife entitled to pay for care of injured spouse – New York
  • Read More.

Things you should know

  • Top 10 Forklift accidents
  • NIOSH addresses dangers of dampness in buildings
  • NIOSH releases video on rig moving
  • FMCSA encourages carriers to check CSA scores following changes
  • Group launches silica resource site
  • NIOSH provides tips for protecting health care workers from hazardous drugs
  • Obesity documentary available online
  • Read More.

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