- Georgia company cited for improper trench protections
U.S. federal workplace safety regulators have cited and proposed $130,552 in fines against a Georgia construction company for failing to protect its employees from trench collapse hazards.
- Trump administration expected to weaken EPA chemical safeguards
The Trump administration is likely to move to repeal all of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory amendments designed to prevent chemical incidents such as the West, Texas, fertilizer disaster that killed 15 people, according to a legal expert.
- Florida bill to expand PTSD benefits for first responders criticized
A Florida bill that would cover mental health treatment for first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder absent any physical injuries under workers comp moved forward last week, but opponents question its cost.
- N.C. high court clarifies intersection of comp and civil cases
- Ohio men convicted of workers comp fraud
- Workers comp sector leads in insurer financial impairments: Best
The U.S. workers compensation industry experienced more financial impairments during a 17-year period from 2000-2016 than any other property/casualty line of business, according to an A.M. Best special report.
- Missouri regulators recommend comp lost costs decrease for 2018
The Missouri Department of Insurance is recommending a 3% decrease in workers compensation insurance loss costs for 2018, on top of a 4% decrease that took effect on Aug. 1.
- Auto dealership deaths lead to safety citations
OSHA regulators cited and proposed $152,099 in penalties against an Alabama automobile dealership after three employees died and two were injured in a fire.
- Texas lifts post-Harvey workers comp disaster deadlines