- House bill would eliminate comp benefits for convicted legislators
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., has introduced legislation that would eliminate workers compensation for members of Congress who have been convicted of a crime related to their public office.
- Q&A: Thomas Cecich, American Society of Safety Engineers
The president of the American Society of Safety Engineers laments the safety research void created by the planned closure of the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety.
- No widespread implications yet in Alabama workers comp law ruling
A recent ruling in Alabama that declared the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional bears watching.
- Suspended EMT due workers comp benefits
The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that government agencies must pay workers compensation to workers who are suspended without pay for criminal charges.
- Drug use in workplace at highest point in 12 years: Study
Cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine use continues to climb among workers in the United States, though opioid use is down.
- New York could see 4.5% workers comp rate decrease
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board has submitted an overall workers compensation rate decrease of about 4.5%.
- Trump nominates Sullivan to safety commission
President Donald Trump has nominated James Sullivan to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, his second nomination to fill two open slots.
- Employer can choose injured worker’s medical provider
An employer has the right to direct medical treatment of an injured worker after a subsequent diagnosis secured independently by the employee revealed a work-related injury that was previously deemed not compensable, an Oklahoma appeals court has ruled.