- Normandy offers workers comp coverage in Pennsylvania
Normandy Insurance Co. said Thursday it is now offering workers compensation coverage plans to small, mid-size and large businesses in Pennsylvania.
- Women unemployed at time of injury pleads guilty to comp fraud
An Ohio woman pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud after filing three false claims while unemployed since 2012, telling investigators she needed medical treatment she could not afford.
- California oil refinery safety rules approved, effective Oct. 1
- OSHA pursues employer collaboration
A long-established government program intended to encourage workplace safety is getting a facelift as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration appears to seek a more collaborative relationship with employers.
- Enhancements make drug monitoring tools more accessible
States such as Massachusetts and New Hampshire have launched or enhanced already existing prescription drug monitoring programs.
- States target effective treatment protocols for back injuries
- Database tools battle opioid crisis
The opioid epidemic in workers compensation has placed a spotlight on prescription drug monitoring programs, which aim to track the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances.
- Safety and health program faces challenges
A program that allows OSHA to tap industry expertise to help conduct safety inspections can be effective, but efforts to expand the list of volunteers will likely be limited since employers, not the agency, foot the bills.
- 60-day wait unlikely to spark lawsuits against employers