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VIAW Newswire 11.15.12

Posted on 21 November 2012 by admin

Up in Smoke: Should Medical Marijuana be Allowed in California Workers’ Compensation

The use of medically prescribed marijuana has been a controversial issue in California for many years. It is interesting that the issue does not come up more often in the workers’ compensation context. It may not come up more because marijuana is still fundamentally an illegal drug.

http://tinyurl.com/a8hh22l

WCAB Lacked Jurisdiction for Football Player’s Claim for Out of State Injuries

WCAB Jurisdiction—Extraterritorial Jurisdiction—WCAB held that it did not have jurisdiction over applicant’s claimed out-of-state industrial injuries under Labor Code §§ 3600.5(a) and 5305 because applicant’s contract of hire was not made in California…

http://tinyurl.com/a8h9pbt

Safety First: National Alliance between OSHA and International Window Cleaning Association

Through the OSHA and IWCA Alliance, the organizations will provide IWCA members and others, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers.

http://tinyurl.com/b7zuduw

Industrial Accident at Fontana Plant Second in Three Months

FONTANA — State investigators say a deadly industrial accident at a concrete plant Monday is the second in three months involving a worker who lost a leg at the site.

http://tinyurl.com/bchs7s6

WalMart Contracted Warehouse Workers Ahead of Black Friday

Workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in Southern California went on strike Wednesday to demand better conditions at their facility, according to Warehouse Workers United, a union-backed group representing the employees.

http://tinyurl.com/c6gtr7c


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