- Closure rates, rising medical costs trouble comp claims managers
More than 50% of workers comp claims officials report a growing claims inventory, finding that closing claims within the first year is becoming more difficult, a survey shows.
- OSHA cites contractor for mercury, respirator hazards
- Boom in post-retirement workers creates unique set of workplace safety needs
Workplace safety experts are keeping an eye out for a potential rise in post-retirement injuries due to the increasing number of retired workers taking on part-time jobs.
- OSHA guides employers on navigating water risks
- A lasting legacy of pain
An industry whose hallmark is pain management is grappling with its own ailment with no easy cure: legacy claims tied to long-term opioid prescriptions.
- High hopes for next OSHA chief
Employers hope that new leadership at OSHA will spur a more collaborative approach to regulation and enforcement.
- Medicare settlements feature lifetime opioid guarantees
- Reasons for returning to work vary
- Mugno would face full docket