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VIAW Newswire 01.31.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

Fatal Falls Among Older Construction Workers

This study examines recent trends and patterns in fall fatalities in the U.S. construction industry to determine whether fatal falls among older workers are different from younger workers in this industry.

Family of former Chargers star Junior Seau sues NFL over suicide

The family of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who killed himself last year, sued the National Football League on Wednesday, claiming that his suicide resulted from brain disease caused by repeated hits to the head during his football career.

How Much Can Workplace Wellness Programs Save?

Workplace health promotion programs have the potential to reduce average worker health costs by 18 percent — and even more for older workers, reports a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

The nursing shortage myth

For years we’ve read that the US faces a looming shortage of nurses. Shortfalls in the hundreds of thousands of nurses are routinely predicted. These predictions have been good for nursing schools, which have used the promise of ample employment opportunities to more than double the number of nursing students over the last 10 years, according to CNN.

Social Security Disability Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Settlements

This fact sheet provides an overview of workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability Insurance, and the interaction of these two programs.

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