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New NFL Federal Concussion Case Abruptly Withdrawn

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The federal court case brought by 38 former National Football League players seeking to force the NFL to recognize chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as a covered disease under workers’ compensation has been withdrawn. Instead of pursuing their joint case, the players will file separate workers’ compensation claims in individual states, according to their lawyer. On Dec. 21, in the U.S….

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Fatal Work Injuries in Utah Decrease in 2015

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Salt Lake City, UT (WorkersCompensation.com) – The Utah Labor Commission in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the 2015 fatal occupational injury data for Utah which was obtained through the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the Utah Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) Division, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A…

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Labor vigil calls for improved worker safety

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About 70 laborers and their families gathered outside the State House Tuesday night to call for tougher workplace safety standards in Massachusetts, after a commercial diver drowned last week after being trapped inside a municipal water tank in Braintree. Speakers at the vigil, organized by the Massachusetts Coalition For Occupational Safety and Health, also demanded the passage of a bill…

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OSHA Fines USPS $178K After Inspectors Find Workers Exposed to Safety Hazards at Merrifield Distribution Center

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Merrifield,VA.(WorkersCompensation.com) – Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 8409 Lee Hwy, Merrifield, Virginia Citations issued: On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the postal service for three repeat and two serious safety violations, including one issued as a violation of the OSH Act’s general duty…

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Labor Report Urges Study Of A Federal Role In State Workers’ Comp Laws

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Today’s post comes from guest author Edgar Romano, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. Howard Berkes and Michael Grabell have been shining a light on the deterioration of state workers’ compensation benefits over the last decade. A new U.S. Department of Labor report bolsters their investigative journalism, noting that those hurt on the job are at “great risk…

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AAOS Board Approves Treatment Criteria for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Knee Osteoarthritis

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors has approved new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and the surgical management of osteoarthritis of the knee. The AUCs provide specific diagnostic criteria, complementing and building upon the clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) “Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” and “Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of…

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Leaders urge ‘concerted effort’ to save firefighters’ lives

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Fire service leaders and fire safety advocates across the country are calling for an intensified effort to prevent firefighter deaths and serious injuries in response to a special report on firefighter safety by The Kansas City Star. The consensus of those who contacted The Star or posted comments on websites and social media was that many of the nation’s 30,000…

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