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VIAW Newswire 12.07.12

Posted on 18 December 2012 by admin

DWC posts draft SB 863 regulations for interpreter certification and Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) regulations

The Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted to its online forum draft regulations regarding interpreters and qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) that implement Senate Bill 863.

Dole Workers Return to Atwater Plant After Ammonia Leak

Workers returned to the Dole plant Wednesday after a large ammonia leak that prompted evacuations of employees and some residents Tuesday evening.

Aging “Baby Boomers” and Workers’ Compensation

Last week, we started talking about some of the NCCI’s interesting conclusions about the implications of “Baby Boomers” in the workplace.

From Hand to Mouth-Workers Need to be Concerned About Chemical Safety

A recently published a paper about the inadvertent ingestion of chemicals at work from contact between the mouth and contaminated hands or objects highlights how dangerous exposure could occur at work.

Use of “Surprise” Video Surveillance During a Workers’ Compensation Trial

Video surveillance is allowed in workers’ compensation cases and is often used to make sure a petitioner is telling the truth about the extent of his injuries or the limitations he has as a result of his work injuries.

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