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September 22, 2017

Fisheries safety becomes more of a priority for Delhaven fishersKings County News, NS

Stay Hungry, Stay Humble: Safetyculture’s Luke Anear on Future-Proofing His Tech Company – Dynamic Business, AUS

September 20, 2017

WorkSafe Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association co-hosting safety demo eventsCanadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Teacher awarded six-figure payout after being bullied by school principalThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

September 18, 2017

Fishing safety campaign considered for P.E.I.CBC News, PEI

Ex-NHLer Fights Team, Insurer Bids To Bench Head Injury SuitLaw 360,NY

September 17, 2017

Saskatchewan students prepare for Worksafe video contestCKRM FM, SK

September 15, 2017

New Brunswick firefighter calls for first responder specific treatment in CanadaGlobal News, NB

September 14, 2017

WorkSafeNB hoping to inspire young safety leadersGlobal News, NB

September 13, 2017

Maine Supreme Court Deciding Whether Employers Should Pay For Injured Workers’ Medical MarijuanaMaine Public, MN

High court to decide if workers’ comp should cover potInsurance Business, CO

Maine Supreme Court to decide medical marijuana workers comp caseWCSH TV, OR

September 12, 2017

Several workplace exposures may increase risk of developing Parkinson’s diseaseCanadian Occupational Safety, CDA

Maine High Court to Decide if Medical Marijuana Covered by Workers’ CompMaine Public, MN

Simukoko urges safety, health workplace committeesZambia Daily Mail, Zambia

September 11, 2017

Is workplace bullying compensable?Canadian Occupational Safety, CDA

Lost wages, serious illness and poor labor standards: The dangers of rebuilding Texas and FloridaThink Progress, TX

September 9, 2017

Special education program ‘spark’ for Rosemont Elementary studentsHerald Mail, MD

September 7, 2017

Tackling lower back pain with words not surgeryBusiness Insurance, CA

September 6, 2017

Safety culture shift spawns success story for fishing industryCBC News, NS

Workers’ compensation rates continue to climb for health careCBC News, NS

UFred Joins International Coalition to Create Universal Standards for Safety TrainingHuddle Today, NB

Harvey recovery likely to cause workplace safety risksBusiness Insurance, CA

September 5, 2017

Here are Australia’s 10 most dangerous jobsSmart Company, AUS

Gig economy creates legal puzzles for the courtsThe San Diego Union-Tribune, CA

September 3, 2017

ILO head calls for global coalition on safety and health at workWorld Congress on Safety & Health, Singapore

September 1, 2017

As Oregon Temperatures Break Records, So Do Heat-Related InjuriesJefferson Radio, OR

Long-awaited black lung decisionCentral Queensland News, AUS

August 31, 2017

Temp Work Now a Permanent Fixture, Creating Problems for ‘Invisible’ WorkforceNBC News, USA

August 29, 2017

New Global Estimates on Workplace Injury and Illness and Emerging OSH Challenges to be presentedWorld Congress on Safety and Health, Singapore

August 27, 2017

Court case presents challenge to medical pot in injury casePress Herald, ME

August 23, 2017

NLRB to Argue Against Uber in Key Labor Fight in Ninth CircuitThe Recorder, NY

Black lung: MP Jo-Ann Miller tearful over father’s diagnosis as Queensland passes new lawsABC News, AUS

Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2016 passes Tasmanian Legislative CouncilOHS News, TAS

Farm workers protected by same rights as CanadiansJamaica Observer, JAM

August 22, 2017

NCCI Examines Marijuana and the Workers Compensation SystemPR Newswire, USA

Sharing success stories with Mozambique, Malawi delegationDaily Mail, Zambia

Why mental health days matter – cutting through the stigmaFin Feed, USA

August 21, 2017

North Carolina Governor Signs Law Creating Division to Investigate and Prosecute Employee Misclassification ClaimsJD Supra, CA

Illinois governor vetoes state-funded comp insurance planBusiness Insurance, IL

August 19, 2017

Some Omaha businesses will make time — or close entirely — for workers to enjoy eclipseOmaha World Herald, OM

Fired cop sues N. Platte, says city didn’t accommodate his PTSD after fatal shootingLincoln Journal Star, NB

August 18, 2017

Appeals board rules on ‘gag order’ in Peluso’s brain injury lawsuitTSN, CAN

Gag order lifted in Mike Peluso’s brain damage case against NHLFan Sided, MI

Why “Workers’ Comp” Are Not Dirty Words: CSR and Workplace InjuriesTriple Pundit, MA

August 17, 2017

Safety without BordersOHS Canada, CAN

CSU researchers aim to end thousands of workers’ compensation claims coming from nursing homesNews 5 Cleveland, OH

State government to workers: Don’t watch eclipse while on the clockNews Observer, NC

Workers get fewer opioidsMarietta Times, OH

August 16, 2017

Renovating or demolishing? Beware of asbestos, WorkSafeBC warnsCBC News, BC

WorkSafeBC calls on construction industry to protect its workersNorth Thompson Star Journal, ON 

Ex-Lion Arland Bruce asks Supreme Court to allow concussion lawsuit – National Post, CAN

Solar eclipse creates employee safety risksBusiness Insurance, CA

Vietnam applauds ILO support in policy makingNhan Dan, Vietnam

August 15, 2017

Asbestos-related violations are on the rise: WorkSafe BCMetro News, BC

August 12, 2017

Automatic compensation for General Electric Peterborough retirees exposed to toxins remains goal of Occupational and Environmental Health CoalitionPeterborough Examiner, ON

No job is worth your life, says young drummer who lost arm in workplace accidentCBC News, BC

August 10, 2017

Survey finds employees wary to tell work about a mental health issueThe Globe and Mail, CAN

B.C. wildfire smoke partly to blame for Washington state farm worker’s death, say advocatesCBC News, BC

August 9, 2017

Nations Roof: Workers’ comp reaches a new levelProperty Casualty 360, NY

August 8, 2017

RCMP plan to launch study on operational stress, PTSD in MountiesCBC News, SK

August 7, 2017

ICW Group’s Senior Investigator Awarded “Investigator of the Year” by the International Association of Special Investigation Units’ Southern California ChapterPRweb, MD

August 3, 2017

Galveston is the latest police department to park its Ford Explorers because of carbon monoxide concernsCW39 TV, TX

July 31, 2017

Scots researchers call for ban on high heel dress codes and question stiletto sales to childrenThe Herald, Scotland

July 29, 2017

Austin pulls Ford Explorers from police fleet after cops get sick from carbon monoxideCW39 TV, TX

July 26, 2017

Didn’t take guff': Former coal miners union leader Joe Burke diesCBC News, NS

Make commercial fishermen wear flotation devices, says investigator of capsizingCBC News, NB

‘Monumental task': National effort launched to tackle mental health of public safety workersCBC News, NL

July 24, 2017

Generic Drugs Trend Upward in Workers CompensationPharmacy Times, NJ

July 22, 2017

Crown attorneys suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of repeated exposure to the worst crimesWinnipeg Free Press, MB

July 21, 2017

Great Gold vs. Great White: Possible Workers’ Compensation Case?EIN Presswire, PA

What Is a Wounded Professor Owed?Inside Higher Education, DC

Family of Tokyo 2020 worker demand compensation for alleged overwork suicideThe Mainichi, Japan

Workers Compensation Cases Record Over 2000 Backlog Of CasesFiji Sun, Fiji

‘No fault scheme’The Fiji Times, Fiji

July 20, 2017

There’s still ample room for improvement in Alberta’s heavy construction safety cultureJWN Energy, AB

New technology advances safety managementFacility Cleaning & Maintenance, ON

July 19, 2017

WorkSafeBC launches young-worker safety campaignThe Indo-Canadian Voice, BC

July 18, 2017

Key to workers’ compensation success: Adapt to changing environmentProperty Casualty 360, NY

New Farm Safety Training App DebutsAgWeb, KS

July 17, 2017

Union worries about ‘potentially dangerous’ drug exposure for some health workers in AlbertaGlobal TV, AB

Opioid prescription numbers for injured workers plummetDrug Addiction Now, CA

July 16, 2017

THAT’S THE LAW: Court case decides what constitutes ‘work drinks’Central Western Daily, AUS

Professional Bull Rider’s injuries prompt legal careerNews OK, OK

Workers’ compensation cases at a record high in fiscal 2016: gov’t reportThe Mainichi, Japan

July 13, 2017

How Nearly 20,000 Drivers Could Change UberNext City, PA

July 9, 2017

Maine Voices: Outgoing workers’ comp reformer deserves our thanksPortland Press Herald, MA

Use of opioids among Workers’ Comp patients falls in PA, but slower than in most statesWESA FM, PA

July 7, 2017

Silicosis’ toxic legacy offers deadly lessons for todayMedical Xpress, AB

Vermont firefighters are 1st in nation to win workers’ comp for mental healthNBC News, VT

July 6, 2017

Government receives WCB review reportGov’t of Alberta, AB

Yukon health and safety board increases assessment ratesYukon News, YK

First responders, lawmakers praise workers’ comp expansionVTDigger, VT

July 5, 2017

Parents, supervisors and co-workers have greatest interpersonal influences in reducing young worker injuriesMedical Xpress, AB

How the Gig Economy Hurts Workers and ConsumersEntrepreneur, CA

Workers’ comp insurance up in the air for medical marijuana dispensariesHawaii News Now, HI

July 4, 2017

Bridging gender gap at Workers’ Compensation BoardDaily Mail, ZM

Costly air ambulances burden comp systemBusiness Insurance, CA

July 2, 2017

2 classrooms in Bentonville will tackle behavioral issuesArkansas Online, AR

June 29, 2017

Video shows SUV striking construction flagger in hit-and-runCTV News, BC

EDITORIAL: Marijuana rejection?The Guardian, PE

Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation: One Call Expert Outlines What Case Managers Need to KnowBusiness Wire, NY

June 28, 2017

More suicide support, mental health services called for in agricultureCBC News, SK

Study shows Michigan has largest opioid decrease in workers compensationTV6, MI

June 27, 2017

No magic bullet: WCB seeing increasing claims for medical marijuanaThe Guardian, PEI

Breweries shouldn’t renege on workers’ safetyDaily Mail, Zambia

June 26, 2017

Medical marijuana in the workplace on WCB agendaCBC News, PEI

Workers’ Comp Affected by Changing WorkforceClaims Journal, NY

Joint Employer Debate Takes a Twist in CaliforniaBloomberg BNA, CA

June 24, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada finds in favour of medical workers claiming workplace cancerCTV News, CAN

Bluefield student wins bronze at national skills competitionThe Guardian, PEI

Lawmakers debate competing workers comp measures during special sessionCherokee Tribune & Ledger-News, IL

Pennsylvania impairment evaluation process ruled unconstitutional - Business Insurance, CA

Opioid Epidemic: Let the Weaning BeginWorkers’ Compensation Defense, USA

June 22, 2017

Caretaker Injured Riding Bike from One House to Another Can Receive CompWCI Insights, USA

June 21, 2017

New Virtual Reality App Emphasizes Jobsite SafetyCBS, USA

The ‘Wild, Wild, West’ of Professional Gamers and Workers’ Comp CoverageWCI, FL

Lawmakers consider workers’ comp as a way to tackle opioid epidemicPittsburgh Post Gazette, PA

Pennsylvania workers comp opioid bill tanksThe Morning Call, PA

June 20, 2017

Most justice system administrators traumatized on the job, union saysCBC News Ottawa, ON

5 developments impacting medical marijuana in workers’ compensationProperty Casualty 360, NY

Safe or sickening? American Airlines and its workers at odds over new uniformsCharlotte Observer, NC

Immigrant benefit ban removed from Ohio workers’ comp budgetColumbus Dispatch, OH

Work comp study shows Illinois has among highest per-claim average – Madison – St. Clair Record, WI

June 16, 2017

Views: Why corporate America must do more to create healthy employeesBenefit News, NY

Denying workers comp to immigrants bad for OhioCincinnati .com, OH

June 13, 2017

Should E-Cigarette Use Be A Co-morbidity in Workers’ Comp?UR Nation, USA

State, porn stars battle over HIV workers’ comp claimsIFA News, MD

Bull rider claims workers compensation after severe injury at rodeoThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

June 11, 2017

Employers paying heavy price for opioid epidemicBakersfield Califiornian, CA

West Virginia high court rules work-release inmates don’t qualify for workers’ compCharleston Gazette-Mail, WV

Creating a culture of safety in nursingMulti Briefs, TX

June 8, 2017

A ‘Third Status’ for the Gig EconomyInside Sources, NH

A ‘simple’ law change could cover foster parents for work place injuriesThe Examiner, Tasmania

June 7, 2017

Opinion: For workplace safety, obeying rules is just the startEdmonton Journal, AB

Will Gig-Economy Workers Ever Have Benefits?The Ringer, USA

June 6, 2017

N.C. Senate clears bill making newspaper carriers eligible for worker’s comp protectionsJournal Now, NC

Why Nearly Half My Patients Who Get Hurt On The Job Don’t Report ItWBUR, MA

No workers’ comp for employee injured after allegedly making anti-gay commentsProperty Casualty 360, NY

June 5, 2017

Workplace death in Lethbridge highlights importance of job safety: WCB AlbertaGlobal News, AB

Battle over workers’ comp-opioid bill in Pennsylvania LegislatureThe Morning Call, PA

Claims experts use data analytics to combat workers comp fraudBusiness Insurance, CA

June 2, 2017

Canadian insurance industry needs clear direction and proper framework to address marijuana legalization, industry event hearsCanadian Underwriter, CAN

Commentary: Florida in workers’ comp purgatory: Which way out?Orlando Sentinel, FL

May 31, 2017

Workers’ compensation task force members announcedGovernment of New Brunswick, NB

How Today’s Trends Affect Workers’ Compensation InsurersBusiness .com, USA

May 30, 2017

Mine health, safety icons mournedSudbury Star, ON

IAIABC National Workers’ Comp Talks Highlight Stakeholder Unity in Addressing System IssuesClaims Journal, CA

Bill Would Create a Portable Benefits Pilot Program for ‘Gig’ WorkersNAPA, VA

Legislation to Test-Drive Portable Benefit Models Introduced in the House and SenateU.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, VA

May 29, 2017

N.S. releases data on violence faced by teachers: 1,800 incidents last yearNews Atlantic, NS

May 24, 2017

Kentucky workers comp carrier survives ransomwareCSO, MA

May 23, 2017

Families warned they may risk liability for injuries to au pairs and nanniesBusselton Dunsborough Mail, AUS

May 19, 2017

New WCRI Study Tracks Impact of SB 863 on California Workers’ Compensation SystemPR Web, MD

Uber’s Workers’ Comp Pilot Program May Drive Others to FollowBloomberg, USA

An ICE Arrest After A Workers’ Comp Meeting Has Lawyers Questioning If It Was RetaliationWBUR, MA

May 14, 2017

First responders’ selfless service leaves them vulnerable to PTSD’s tollThe Columbian, WA

May 12, 2017

B.C. Court of Appeal dismisses former CFL player Arland Bruce III’s lawsuitChronicle Herald, NS

Culture, regulation and education drive Canadian safety evolutionDaily Commercial News, ON

May 11, 2017

Number of prison workers suffering from PTSD much higher than official stats, union saysCBC News, NS

SAFE Work Manitoba attempts to break world record for high-visibility safety vestsOccupational Safety, CAN

Kalin: Obamacare has had an impact on workers’ compensation claims in ColoradoThe Tribune, CO

Hurt workers to have tougher time getting opioids under BillUS News, USA

May 9, 2017

Some Uber customers will pay more so drivers can buy injury insuranceBuzz Feed, USA

Ex-mortician’s lawsuit says job caused ‘mental anguish’Huffington Post, USA

Drug policies can help curb addictionsTribune Chronicle, OH

May 8, 2017

Judge rules state’s workers’ compensation act unconstitutionalAL .com, AL

5 key notes on spinal fusion for workers’ compensation patientsBecker’s Spine Review, IL

New consultation platform to gain interactive and creative feedback on work health and safety mattersOHS News, AUS

May 6, 2017

Mental health needs to be a priorityOttawa SUN, ON

‘There’s a duty to accommodate': employment lawyer on medical marijuana at workCBC News, PEI

May 4, 2017

City enhances support services for first responders dealing with workplace traumaOttawa Citizen, ON

Canada remembers workers ultimate sacrificeThe Free Press, BC

Gig workers need updated wage and hour law, House panel Chair saysBloomberg News, USA

May 2, 2017

Clavet Composite School claims prize for safety video for 2nd yearCBC News Saskatoon, SK

May 1, 2017

Award-winning safety video focuses on the farmCBC News, PEI

Depression therapy alleviates injury complicationsBusiness Insurance, CA

April 30, 2017

‘Spit at or punched or poked’ Sask. health staff top list of violently injured workersCBC News Saskatoon, SK

April 28, 2017

A day to recognize workers killed or injured on the jobObserver Xtra, ON

First responders, nurses, prison guards may get easier access to PTSD compensationCBC News Nova Scotia, NS

Bears paid injured players $12.5M; see who got whatChicago Sun Times, IL

April 26, 2017

EDITORIAL: Making work safe and a day of mourningChronicle Herald, NS

Danny Cavanagh: Many workers go to work and never come home againThe Nova Scotia Advocate, NS

KAREN JACKSON: Moving towards bully-free workplacesThe Guardian, PEI

States weigh comp reforms for first responders with PTSDBusiness Insurance, CA

N.Y. change allows Horsemen to negotiate Workers’ CompBlood Horse, KY

April 20, 2017

Studies find a strong correlation between long periods of sitting and elevated risk of illness or injuryJust Stand .org, MN

COTA calls for changes to Tasmanian workers compensation lawsThe Advocate, AUS

April 18, 2017

State workers’ comp bureaus taking measures to battle opioid addictionCaitlin Morgan, OH

Bill would require private companies to give workers paid sick leaveLas Vegas Review-Journal, NV

April 15, 2017

Christy Clark’s high heel ban helps, but B.C. podiatrist still sees pressure to wear spikesCBC News, BC

April 12, 2017

Wildfire evacuation highlights growing use of tracking workers using RFIDOHS Canada, CAN

Alberta’s labour minister to consider mandatory high heel ban in the workplaceMetro Toronto, ON

April 7, 2017

B.C. regulation means employers can’t require women to where high heels to workThe Western Star, NL

Panel passes expansion of workers compensation for mental health injuriesVT Digger, VT

March 31, 2017

New York fails non-English speaking workers in comp hearings: StudyBusiness Insurance, CA

Report: Workers’ compensation claims continue to dropOHS News, AUS

March 30, 2017

P.E.I. widow awarded benefits after husband’s death linked to workplace bullyingCBC News, PEI

TransLink demonstrates new barriers to protect bus driversGlobal News, BC

Data science to play growing role in claims handling, executives sayBusiness Insurance, USA

Want to reduce lost time claims? It pays to be niceProperty Casualty 360, NY

March 29, 2017

Autistic employees make inroads as companies embrace “neurodiversity” – Canadian Business, CAN

March 28, 2017

Saskatchewan’s time-loss injury rate lowest in 64 yearsCanadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Police and firefighters flex political muscle as workers’ comp bill stallsLexington Herald Leader, KY

Conversation continues around alternative comp modelsBusiness Insurance, USA

March 23, 2017

Queensland steps up support in battle against black lungMining Weekly, AUS

March 21, 2017

Workers Compensation Board wants businesses to develop policy for use of potRegina Leader Post, SK

‘We have a lot of decisions to make': Workplace safety advocate urges caution over legal potSaskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

March 19, 2017

Should your insurance company pay for medical marijuana? Judges are starting to rule that wayAlterNet, CA

March 17, 2017

New Era Cap finds savings, healthier morale in workplace wellnessThe Buffalo News, NY

High heel bill sees sky-high support from industry and politiciansMy Prince George Now, BC

Workers’ compensation claims offer insight into seafood processing injuries in OregonMedical Xpress, OR

March 15, 2017

‘Demand remains strong’ for high film production insurance limits in Canada: ChubbCanadian Underwriter, ON

Eye-opening lesson on workplace safety for Okanagan studentsGlobal News, BC

Top lawmakers back workers’ comp coverage for mental healthVT Digger, VT

March 13, 2017

Asbestos leading cause of worker deaths in province: WorkSafe BC - Kamloops This Week, BC

Health-care workers face ‘epidemic of violence’Toronto Star, ON

Overuse of Physical Therapy a Growing Pain Point for Workers’ Comp CostsWorkforce, IL

March 9, 2017

Bill would allow women working in B.C. restaurants to refuse to wear high heelsCBC News, BC

Senate approves measure easing workers’ compensation burden on churchesOhio County Monitor, OH

March 7, 2017

Richmond students get job safety warningRichmond News, BC

British Columbia adds 3 cancers to list of firefighters’ illnesses eligible for coverageCanadian HR Reporter, CAN

Paduda: Opioid use in work comp has dropped — and cannabis does reduce chronic painWork Comp Central, CA

March 6, 2017

Changes to Workers Compensation Act help firefightersTimes Colonist, BC

B.C. firefighter responded to an accident and never recovered; his suicide has been ruled death in the line of dutyNational Post, CAN

Philadelphia Eagles sacked by Pa. court for failing to pay workers comp to injured playerPenn Live, PA

March 2, 2017

Awareness of mine dust effects gaining steamTimmins Press, ON

Workers’ compensation could pay if Obamacare replacement falls shortInsurance Journal, CA

Alternatives to opioids in chronic painSafety National Casualty Corp., MO

March 1, 2017

Workers’ Compensation: 10 more issues to watch for 2017Property Casualty 360, NY

3 Perspectives on the opioid wrisis in WCLinkedIN, USA

February 28, 2017

Dozens of First Responders from across Ontario show support for new local PTSD Treatment CentreLondon Free Press, ON

Video conferencing service offered for injured workersBusiness Insurance, MI

February 23, 2017

Bailey’s anti-asbestos Bill passes second readingBlackburn News, ON

With growth of the gig economy, states rethink how workers get benefitsInsurance Journal, CA

February 22, 2017

How technology is changing Workers’ CompensationInsurance Journal, CA

In the weeds on marijuana and Workers’ CompensationWorkers’ Compensation Institute, FL

Workers’ comp commissioners to carry concealed handguns without permit: New billAugusta Free Press, VA

The silent struggle plaguing Central Queensland’s workersDaily Mercury, AUS

Inside Uber’s aggressive, unrestrained workplace cultureThe New York Times, USA

February 21, 2017

Peluso’s lawyer says he’ll call Lamoriello, Bettman to testify in trialTSN, CAN

Couriers covered by WSIB benefitsFasken Martineau DuMoulin, ON

Violence on the rise: BC Corrections releases new stats on prison violenceBCGEU, BC

Gray’s bill helps eliminate $59 million in workers’ comp fraudMerced Sun-Star, CA

After dozens of lawsuits over many years, strippers still fighting for employee statusLas Vegas Sun, NV

February 17, 2017

How to enrol your farm workers in WCBGrainews, MB

Why should you enrol your farm in WCB?Grainews, MB

Being a tattoo artist is a pain in the neck, study findsOhio State University, OH

Taking a hit: are US athletes’ rights being eroded?The Guardian, UK

February 16, 2017

NHLPA joins fight against change to Illinois workers’ compensation lawTSN, CAN

Uber and the battle over workers’ compIWP, USA

Lawmakers look to create new drug-prescribing guidelinesWITF, PA

February 14, 2017

Chiropractic care could reduce workers compensation costs, study suggestsCBC News, NL

The transformation of workers’ comp transportationPRIMA Blog, VA

February 10, 2017

Costs of productivity loss due to occupational cancer in Canada: estimation using claims data from Workers’ Compensation BoardsHealth Economics Review, NY

Canada: Northern ExposureAlexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, BC

What does a British court battle mean for workers’ rights in the gig economy?Christian Science Monitor, MA

Advocates for wounded officers hope Burrows bills will provide reliefLubbock Avalanche-Journal, TX

Vital Signs: Noise-induced hearing loss among adults — United States 2011–2012Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA

February 9, 2017

Avalanche Safety with WorkSafeBCCFJC Midday, BC

February 8, 2017

OPSB applauds provincial PTSD effortsOrillia Packet and Times, ON

New Jersey may limit opioid prescribingBusiness Insurance, IL

NC Industrial Commission forms Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task ForceWorkCompWire, USA

MLS players union speaks out against workers’ comp billBleacher Report, USA

Comp bill for nuclear workers could spur proposals in other statesBusiness Insurance, IL

February 7, 2017

When a hospital patient becomes violentWhite Coat, Black Art (CBC Radio), CAN

Opinion: Bailey bill would ban asbestos in OntarioSarnia This Week, ON

Colorado releases comprehensive guide for marijuana industry, including workplace hazards like fires and explosionsDenverite, CO

Reform or distraction: Chicago sports teams seek workers comp changes for athletes in budget dealCook County Record, IL

Is a football player’s concussion an intentional injury? Arena football says No – Law in Sport, UK

February 5, 2017

If you can’t stand the heat, what happens if you can’t get out of the kitchen?The Canberra Times, AUS

Bedford firefighters to get blood test for early cancer detectionStar Telegram, TX

February 4, 2017

Labor chief blasts 100-hour OT limit as impossibly high at work reform panelThe Japan Times, Japan

NFLPA chief blasts Bears for seeking workers’ comp changes other Chicago teams supportChicago Tribune, IL

The NFLPA will tell free agents not to sign with Bears if new bill passes in IllinoisThe Comeback, USA

February 3, 2017

Political football: Bears battle players union over workers’ compChicago Sun Times, IL

Former NFL players push for legal pot as painkiller alternativeProperty Casualty 360, NY

February 2, 2017

Toronto fire captain is opening a centre in Rodney to treat first responders with PTSDLondon Free Press, ON

Ontario Uber drivers launch class action in bid to be considered employeesBenefits Canada, CAN

Mock award insults farm workers: unionMedicine Hat News, AB

As Super Bowl approaches a former NBA player reflects on cumulative injuryInsurance Journal, CA

Gig economy traveling faster than comp insurers can keep upBusiness Insurance, IL

In the weeds on marijuana and workers’ compensationSedgewick, TN

February 1, 2017

Workers’ Compensation Data Analytics: Why stewardships matter to your Workers’ Compensation programPMA Companies, PA

Proposed bill places workers’ comp fraud in criminal codeThe Register Mail, IL

January 31, 2017

Doctors say stereotyping of illegitimate workers compensation is shining an unfair light on themBluffton Today, SC

January 30, 2017

B.C. Court of Appeal overturns ruling that laws protecting asbestos removal workers were too complex to enforceVancouver SUN, BC

January 29, 2017

Orangeville police officer receives prestigious John Walker AwardOrangeville Banner, ON

Farm worker safety study yields bilingual education materialThe Horse, KY

January 27, 2017

WSIB makes formulary public and searchableBenefits Canada, QC

Employers told to pay attention as sexist, racist, discrimination cases increasingVancouver Sun, BC

Former Lion Arland Bruce carrying through with his concussion-related lawsuitEdmonton Journal, AB

Ontario’s best safety strategies buried in a mass of dataDaily Commercial News, ON

Court: Local agencies can be liable for asbestos exposureThe Legal Intelligencer, PA

Presumptive comp bill introduced for nuclear site workersBusiness Insurance, CA

January 26, 2017

‘Potential risk of serious injury or death in avalanche terrain’: WorkSafeBCGlobal News, CAN

Making Workers’ Compensation Great Again: How will Trump’s presidency affect the industry?WorkersCompensation.com, USA

Proposed fund would pay worker’s comp for negligent employersThe Gazette, CO

Bill would let workers’ comp cases pick own doctorsGreat Falls Tribune, MT

January 25, 2017

City of Edmonton workplace safety under independent reviewEdmonton Journal, AB

New legislation from Governor Walker aims to improve workers’ compensation in AlaskaKTUU, AK

Hawai’i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company celebrates 20 years of helping people get back to work – and life – HEMIC, HI

Robots and the future of workers’ compRadius Insurance Insights, CA

January 24, 2017

Nova Scotia’s deadliest industry slowly becomes saferCBC News, NS

Aging Canadian workforce means changes to occupational health and safety programsJournal of Commerce, BC

State senate proposal would end disability benefits for pro athletes at age 35Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, IL

January 23, 2017

Analytics at heart of workers’ comp cost containmentClaims Journal, USA

ND House: Workers’ comp can’t be used for medical marijuanaInForum, ND

January 22, 2017

First responders call for national strategy to tackle PTSD crisisTimes Colonist, BC

Editorial: Workers’ comp reforms must be fair to workersChicago Sun Times, IL

January 20, 2017

Report calls for new safety measures in N.S. emergency roomsCTV News Atlantic, NS

Report calls for safety and security assessments of all community ERsCBC News, NS

What’s in store for workers’ comp under the Trump administration?Benefit News, NY

January 17, 2017

SAFETY: Ontario meets zero fatality goal in 2016Canadian Mining Journal, CAN

Industry Voices: New WorkSafeBC regulations for Joint OH&S CommitteesJournal of Commerce, BC

Suicides on the subway tracks are driving up employee absenteeism, TTC saysCBC News, ON

Return to Work Survey finds: Australian workers losing confidence in worker’s compensation processSat Press Releases, AUS

January 14, 2017

Bill proposes delaying parts of new ND medical marijuana lawInforum, ND

A legal fight in New York could cause big headaches for UberBuzzFeed News, USA

January 13, 2017

Injured federal worker’s lawsuit against employers can proceedCanadian Underwriter, CAN

What emerging issues in workers’ compensation and OH&S are on your watch list?Workers’ Compensation Perspectives, CAN

Chamber wants a workers’ compensation fixTallahassee Democrat, FL

January 11, 2017

Businesses spend more than $1 Billion (US) a week on serious, nonfatal workplace injuriesEHS Today, OH

Ex-workers at Microsoft claim jobs monitoring child porn, abuse caused PTSDThe Seattle Times, WA

January 10, 2017

Arizona firefighters want 10 more types of cancer added to workers’ comp coverageKTAR News, AZ

Mental health mayday: fishermen want more support after deaths at seaCBC News, NS

Workers’ Comp Docket: Significant workers’ comp legal decisions from around the countryRisk and Insurance, PA

January 8, 2017

Preventing chronic pain in the workplace would go long way in solving prescription opioid crisisRabble.ca, CAN

Census: Most work-related deaths in Arkansas linked to transportationTimes Record, AK

N.J. man’s medical marijuana should be paid by workers’ comp, judge saysNJ.com, NJ

Injured worker challenges part of 2013 workers’ comp rewriteThe Oklahoman, OK

January 5, 2017

A year after Bill 6, farm workers WCB claims more than doubleCalgary SUN, AB

New rule proposed to modernize medical benefits payments under Black Lung actThe Times, KY

January 3, 2017

Leading With Empathy: How data analytics uncovered claimants’ fearsYahoo Finance, USA

Employers try a dose of kindness to encourage injured workersBusiness Insurance, CA

Business Forum: This on-site clinic is saving a Minnesota manufacturer big moneyStar Tribune, MN

2016

December 25, 2016

B.C. could become national leader in asbestos controlVancouver SUN, BC

NHL team ‘wrongfully withheld’ documents in brain-injury caseThe Sports Network, CAN

After 10-year Legal Battle, a Victory for Undocumented Workers Injured on the JobAmerican Civil Liberties Union, USA

December 20, 2016

WCB Nova Scotia laying out plan for modernizationHerald News, NS

New bill aids Saskatchewan workers suffering from psychological injuriesSaskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

New research shows impact of underlying conditions on workers’ compensation claimsProperty Casualty, USA

December 19, 2016

The troubling side of the new economyThe New Daily, AUS

Are Opioids & Big Business Killing Workers’ Comp? (Video)The American Law Journal, VA

Study: Cumulative Trauma Claims in California Comp Affected by AttorneysInsurance Journal, CA

December 18, 2016

Fatal echoes: Firefighters protect us., but who protects them?La Crosse Tribune, WI

Study Verifies Workers’ Comp Best PracticesOnSite Phisio, FL

December 15, 2016

Federal Government Aiming For Full Asbestos Ban By 2018VOCM, NL

December 14, 2016

WSIB: Working for Injured Workers – TVO, The Agenda, ON

Postmates speaks out on dispute with Washington state over workers’ comp paymentsGeekWire, WA

December 13, 2016

Provincial Government Introduces Presumptive Cancer Coverage for FirefightersService NL, NL

CEOs have vital, but indirect, influence on safety, finds researchCanadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Quick Facts: Slips, Trips and FallsNational Floor Safety Institute, TX

December 12, 2016

N.L. premier to unveil details of cancer care plan for firefightersCBC News Newfoundland & Labrador, NL

Bailey Bill calls for ban of asbestosBlackburn News, ON

Supreme Court ends fight over $1 billion NFL concussion dealReuters, USA

December 11, 2016

Lawsuit seeks to extend overtime pay for Washington farm workersYakima Herald, WA

Rutland teachers criticize response to injuries from studentsVTDigger, VT

Student-teacher incidents hard to trackThe Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT

December 9, 2016

Compensation board issues another rebate, but adjusts ratesWhitehorse Daily Star, YK

Further investigation unnecessary in many workers’ comp casesThe Legal Intelligencer, NY

December 8, 2016

When it comes to coverage for bicycle and foot couriers, WSIB deliversLexology, ON

Workers’ compensation pilot would expedite opioid-related casesBeacon Hill Patch, MA

Governor Baker unveils workers’ comp. pilot for opioid-related casesCape Cod Today, MA

Advocacy-based models, analytics highlight best practices used by successful workers’ comp firmsClaims Journal, NY

December 7, 2016

Ottawa urged to ban asbestos immediately amid new dataThe Globe and Mail, CAN

Workers’ comp claims analysis illustrates impact of comorbidities on outcomesPhysical Therapy Products, KS

December 5, 2016

Farming remains No. 1 career killer in ManitobaCBC News, MB

Jeanie Dendys appointed Yukon Minister Responsible for Workers Compensation Health and Safety BoardCBC North, YK

Recalling the Forgotten Provision of the ‘Grand Bargain’Workers’ Compensation Watch, NE

December 2, 2016

Proposed bill would guarantee coverage for B.C. first responders: MLACTV News, BC

City of Waterloo throws water on firefighter liability concernsWaterloo Chronicle, ON

December 1, 2016

Yellowknife resident named Northwest Territories’ next workers’ advisorMy Yellowknife Now, NWT

Florida appeals court allows workers’ compensation premium hike to take effectFlorida Politics, FL

Baltimore Fire Department attributes $300,000 savings in workers’ compensation claims to drive cam programFOX News, BA

November 29, 2016

Report: California Workers’ Comp Reforms Saving $1.3B AnnuallyInsurance Journal, CA

Minister Commends WorkplaceNL on Assessment Rate AnnouncementHouse of Assembly, NL

Stay at Work Program hits major milestones — more than 20,000 workers helpedWashington State Department of Labor & Industries, WA

November 28, 2016

Workers’ Compensation rate cut good for economy, council saysThe Telegram, NL

Workers’ Compensation Expert Praises Reforms, Red Tape Reduction InitiativeKentucky.gov, KY

WA Police to make workers’ compensation an election issueABC News, AUS

November 27, 2016

Judge Halts Florida’s 14.5% Workers’ Compensation Hike Set for Dec. 1Insurance Journal, CA

How Data Analytics Helps to Control Workers’ Comp Claims and CostsClaims Journal, CA

November 26, 2016

Stress related Workers’ compensation claims cost WA $101 millionPerthNow, AUS

Experience rating design differences lead to different outcomes in Ontario and B.C.IWH At Work, ON

November 25, 2016

WorkCover WA’s 2016 Scheme Trends Brochure is now available (pdf) – WorkCover WA, AUS

National Council on Compensation Insurance in Florida vows to appeal court ruling on workers compensationPolitioco.com, FL

Workers’ Compensation Claim Costs Increase as Workers MatureMurcury Health Travel, CO

November 24, 2016

Return to Work 2.0: Evolved Workers Compensation RecoveryBNC Insurance, NY

California’s workers’ compensation overhaul saved bigger bucksThe Sacramento Bee, CA

November 23, 2016

Slips, trips and falls rule likely to stand under Trump – Business Insurance, USA

November 22, 2016

California Workers Compensation Insurance: Caseload Catastrophes – Republic Capital, CA

Making Change Happen in Workers’ Comp (Webcast, Part 1) – Inside Workers’ Comp, PA

Where Marijuana Is the Doctor’s Orders, Will Insurers Pay?New York Times, NY

November 21, 2016

Workers compensation to become mandatory for P.E.I. farm employeesCBC News, PE

Work-related concussions are on the riseThe Times, IN

November 20, 2016

Former NFL players sue the league demanding workers’ compensation for brain injuries – Miami Herald, FL

Modified Causation in Workers Compensation - Slaw, CAN

November 18, 2016

Canada: Mental Health Key Issue in Workplace Wellness, Study FindsBloomberg BNA, CAN

A Higher BMI Can Mean More Workplace Injuries – The Wellness Blog, MA

Opioid Use and NC Workers’ Compensation - Womble Carlyle, NC

Fraud funnies: Workers’ comp cheats say the darndest thingsBWC Special Investigations, OH

November 17, 2016

CPA Ontario honours WSIB CFO Pamela Steer with prestigious FCPA designationMarketwired, ON

WSIB is bound by lawToronto Star, ON

Potential impact of cultural differences on workers’ compensation through the lens of a Chinese American / Part 1 of 3 /  Part 2 of 3 / Part 3 of 3Workers Compensation Defense Blog, OR/WA

November 15, 2016

Alberta introduces bill against workplace bullying, harassmentOHS Canada, CDA

Targeting Opioid Use When Workers Get HurtWall Street Journal, NY

Compound suggests chronic pain treatment without opioid or medical marijuana side effectsScience Daily, IN

Marijuana and Workers’ CompInsurance Thought Leadership, CA

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