The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is contemplating revisions to its silica standard for the construction industry, as well as working to finalize a controversial proposal to amend its 2017 electronic record-keeping regulation, according to the latest Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions released last week.
Business Insurance has opened nominations for the 2019 U.S. Insurance Awards, which honor teams of professionals across the commercial insurance industry working on specific projects. Anyone familiar with a team’s work can nominate them for an award. Submissions are due Dec. 18. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in New York on March 21, 2019.
A California appellate court has affirmed a trial judge’s decision not to compel arbitration based on language in workers compensation insurance side agreements issued by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. units that were not submitted for approval by the state’s insurance commissioner.
Reform measures and fee schedule changes are resulting in an overall trend of lower medical costs per claim in several states, according to several Workers Compensation Research Institute reports released Thursday.
Cumulative trauma claim rates in California have grown by 50% since 2008 and 40% of such claims are filed after an employee is terminated, according to a report released Wednesday by the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new memorandum clarifying its enforcement stance on the anti-retaliation provisions of its electronic record-keeping rule muddied the waters for many experts.