- New-hire pain diagnostics reduce trucking firm’s comp claims
One trucking firm gives its new hires baseline examinations for soft-muscle tissue pain in order to ascertain whether a reported injury occurred while the employee was driving for the company.
- Comp disability guideline publisher acquired by Hearst
Work Loss Data Institute, which publishes a set of well-known workers compensation disability treatment guidelines, has been acquired by New York media conglomerate Hearst Corp.
- Electrodes in telemedicine help doctors diagnose from afar
For one diagnostics provider, the workers comp telemedicine trend is more technical than a doctor on a computer screen.
- Tree-trimming deaths under investigation in California
Cal/OSHA is investigating four tree-trimming workplace fatalities from the past six weeks and has launched a statewide safety awareness campaign for tree service companies, landscapers and other businesses.