- OSHA proposes fines against Ohio roofing contractor for fall, eye hazards
U.S. federal workplace safety regulators have cited and proposed penalties totaling $91,629 against an Ohio roofing contractor for exposing employees to falls and other safety hazards.
- Calif. suspends 28 medical providers for fraud or loss of license
California’s Division of Workers Compensation on Tuesday said in December it suspended 28 more medical providers from participating in California’s workers compensation system.
- Calif. workers comp lawyer named shooter in murder-suicide
Police are calling Friday’s murder-suicide at a workers compensation law firm in Long Beach, California, an act of “workplace violence” that left two men dead and one injured.
- OSHA increases civil penalties to adjust for inflation
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s civil penalties for workplace safety violations have risen to adjust for inflation, effective Tuesday.
- Judge delivers mixed ruling on safety citations against energy company
An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission partially affirmed one safety citation issued under the general duty clause against an energy company, but vacated another citation issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration under its walking-working surfaces standard.
- Court rulings challenge workers comp sector in 2017
The workers compensation industry contended with several state Supreme Court decisions in 2017, most notably a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that upended the state’s workers comp system.
- Flight attendant not eligible for comp for post-dinner fall
An Ohio-based flight attendant who injured herself in a fall following a dinner out while on a layover in New York is not eligible for workers compensation as she was deemed by the court to be on a personal errand.
- Pennsylvania OKs 6.06% hike in workers comp premiums
Jessica Altman, Pennsylvania’s acting Insurance Commissioner, has approved a 6.06% increase in workers compensation premiums.
- New York seeks public comments on drug formulary
The New York State Workers Compensation Board is seeking public comments on a proposed drug formulary that limits new opioid prescription to seven days for injured workers.