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VIAW Newswire 02.14.14

Posted on 17 February 2014 by admin

The Office of Administrative Law Has Approved DWC’s Final Versions of the Independent Medical Review and Independent Bill Review Regulations

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the Independent Medical Review

(IMR) and Independent Bill Review (IBR) regulations. Both sets of regulations were filed

with the Secretary of State on February 12, 2014 and are effective immediately

http://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2014/2014-09.pdf

 

$74k Fine For Oregon Company’s Lack Of Fall Protection

An Oregon construction company has been fined nearly $73,000 for repeatedly not protecting its employees from falls. The fine comes after the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Division cited Woodburn-based Bravo’s Construction Services for the seventh time for lack of fall protection.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/13/320438.htm

 

Two workers hurt at Tesoro California refinery; unit shut

Tesoro Corp said two workers were injured following a chemical release at its 166,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Golden Eagle refinery in Martinez, California, on Wednesday. The company said it has shut a gasoline production unit at the refinery following the incident.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-refinery-operations-tesoro-martinez-20140212,0,7950638.story

 

Worker remains missing as Chevron well continues to burn

State environmental officials and expert firefighters brought in by Chevron have been continuing to monitor a burning Marcellus Shale natural gas well in southwestern Pennsylvania.

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/02/12/chevron-says-one-missing-after-gas-well-fire/

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