On September 12, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a proposed rule on silica exposure in the Federal Register. The public comment period will extend to December 11, 2013, and hearings will begin on March 4, 2014. The proposed silica rule is supported by over 800 pages of background information and scientific literature.Read more
In August of 2013, OSHA announced that Wal-Mart agreed to a corporate-wide settlement involving multiple citations and alleged violations of the Occupational Safety & Health Act. As a condition of the settlement, Wal-Mart agreed to take affirmative measures to improve employee safety and health conditions not only in the store in Rochester, New York, but also in 2,857 other Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores across 28 states within the federal OSHA jurisdiction.Read more
Ohio Supreme Court Finds Commission Decision Proper Despite Commissioner’s Absence
In State ex rel. Sigler v. Lubrizol Corp., 2013-Ohio-3686, the Ohio Supreme Court examined whether the Commission denied a claimant due process by issuing a decision where only two of three commissioners were present to hear employer’s reconsideration of the claimant’s permanent total disability (PTD) award.
There is such a thing as a free lunch! Join us on September 27, 2013 at the Richland County Building in Mansfield for a presentation of “The Anatomy of a Workers’ Comp Claim.” We will be sharing valuable information and real-life claims, breaking the information down and giving you some best practices ideas from a TPA, MCO and legal experts. Open the link for the seminar notice below for details. There is no charge to attend this seminar and it qualifies for 3.Read more
Good Morning America reported a Pennsylvania hospital has opened the first hospital-based Internet addiction treatment center in the country. Although not yet officially recognized as a psychological condition, Internet addiction is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual V (DSM-V) as the “persistent and recurrent use of the Internet to engage in games.Read more