Workers Compensation Press Updates

  • Reversal recognizes OSHA regulation in New York mining citations
    A federal appeals court has reversed an Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission decision that upheld an administrative law judge’s vacating of citations issued against an employer by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Medical share of N.Y. comp costs drops to 37%: Rating board
    The medical share of total workers compensation benefit costs in New York dropped to 37% in 2015 and 2016 from a high of 42% in 2007, while the national average is 51.4%, according to a report released state’s comp rating board.
  • OSHA electronic injury and illness data due by Dec. 31
    Employers required to comply with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s electronic record-keeping rule will have until midnight on Dec. 31 to submit their 2016 injury and illness data on the agency’s injury tracking application to avoid any enforcement action by the agency.
  • Oregon comp death benefits for children set to increase
    Children of deceased workers for all fatal claims in Oregon are set to see an increase in death benefits starting in 2018, the state Workers’ Compensation Division announced Friday.