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Report: Immigrant N.H.workers uninformed about workers’ comp

Lack of funds cause some to go without treatment for occupational injuries
March 8, 2013

A new report finds that many immigrant workers in New Hampshire have no knowledge of workers’ compensation, leading -- in some cases -- to medical bills for work-related injuries going upaid, or to workers not seeking treatment for work-related injuries because they couldn’t afford to pay for it themselves.


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Black lung benefits go paperless

Deadline is Friday
February 27, 2013

Like other recipients of direct federal payments, black lung beneficiaries and medical providers must begin receiving their benefits by direct deposit or prepaid debit card by Friday, March 1.


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New classes of nuclear weapons workers added to cohort

October 31, 2012

Former nuclear weapons workers in Tennessee, Texas and Massachusetts are being notified about three new classes of employees being added to the Special Exposure Cohort of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).


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Out of touch

The perception gap between employees and HR departments
September 26, 2012

A recent study has found that employees view the workplace much more negatively than human resources representatives do. Many argue that these differing perceptions are indicative of a growing, problematic trend within HR departments: the men and women hired to oversee company welfare have grown increasingly out of touch with the rest of their workforce.


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Feds: $8 billion paid out to nuclear weapons workers for illnesses

June 13, 2012

The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs says a significant milestone has been reached in the administration of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: more than $8 billion has been paid to claimants nationwide.


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Construction fatality report yields surprising results

June 7, 2012

States that report low numbers of nonfatal injuries among construction workers tend to have high rates of fatal injuries, while those with low fatality rates tend to report higher numbers of nonfatal injuries, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation.


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A compelling business case for safety

May 23, 2012

The Great Recession likely has forever changed Operations leadership’s view of safety. Gone are the days when safety professionals could lean on “it’s the right thing to do” to justify their actions and initiatives.


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More workers added to federal berrylium coverage

April 10, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor is notifying former Weldon Spring Plant workers in Weldon Spring, Mo., of a change in the status of their work site in connection with the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.


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Worker health advocate Dr. Stephen Levin dies at 71

February 10, 2012
In 1987, Mr. Levin became medical director of the Irving J. Selikoff Occupational and Environmental Medical Center. Working with Dr. Robin Herbert, the Occupational Health and Environmental Medical Center became a nationally recognized center for occupational medicine.


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OSHA adds up the high cost of construction falls

January 17, 2012

A new OSHA PowerPoint presentation shows the heavy financial cost resulting from falls in construction. OSHA analyzed workers' compensation data for injuries resulting from falls from elevations suffered by roofers and carpenters.


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