- OSHA issues final confined space construction rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final confined spaces rule Friday to increase protections for construction workers.
- Insurer not liable for $7 million judgment in charcoal kiln door death
An insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify the owner of a charcoal manufacturing company where a worker was killed when she was crushed by a 2,000-pound steel door, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled.
- CMS enacts Medicare secondary payer appeals process
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has enacted a formal appeals process for workers compensation claim payers and others who want to contest reimbursements that must be paid under federal Medicare Secondary Payer rules.
- North Dakota 'an exceptionally dangerous' place to work
North Dakota had the highest job fatality rate in the nation in 2013 due to worker deaths in the oil and gas extraction and construction sectors, according to the AFL-CIO.
- Casino worker hurt after car hits hog eligible for comp
A woman who got into a car accident with a massive wild hog while returning from a trip to an Alabama bingo hall can receive workers compensation for her injuries, the Mississippi Court of Appeals has ruled.
- Longer-term, high-dosage opioid use an ongoing danger
As managers of workers compensation struggle with claims costs linked to abuse of opioid painkillers, researchers are seeking better metrics to quantify dosages that are safe.