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VIAW Newswire 06.26.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

NYS Mandatory Use of Updated Medical Treatment Guidelines Forms MG-1 and MG-2
Schenectady, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) – On March 1, 2013 the Medical Treatment Guidelines Improvements were announced by the Workers’ Compensation Board (Board), including the announcement of revised Medical Treatment Guidelines forms, via Subject Number 046-516. These new forms contain changes necessary for the implementation of procedural improvements recommended by stakeholders and adopted by regulation.
http://www.workerscompensation.com

Safety Management Series – Open Letter to Those Not Yet Fatally Injured Workers
It’s that time of year when most Workers’ Compensation Boards release their annual injury and fatality statistical reports for the previous year. This year is no different and again we’re seeing yet another batch of annual reports telling us that nothing significantly different has happened to our injury and illness numbers.
http://ezinearticles.com

More and more workers sleeping on the job: 4 ways to keep your firm safe
Remember the good old days when taking a nap was a critical component of the afternoon? Sadly, for most of us, those days ended right around the same time as kindergarten did.
http://www.manufacturingweekly.com

What California state workers earn: SEIU Local 1000, part 2
With talks and ratification votes for new state employee contracts on the agenda over the next few weeks, The State Worker is looking at what unionized workers earned over the last two years by bargaining unit.
http://blogs.sacbee.com

OSHA Issues Citations in Rig Worker’s Death
OSHA announced June 20 that its Region 8 has cited Heller Casing for two general duty clause safety violations after a worker was fatally crushed Jan. 31 while installing casing pipe on an oil rig in McKenzie County. An improperly secured load fell onto the victim, according to the agency’s news release.
http://ohsonline.com

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