• Deadline extended for Women to Watch 2018

    After receiving multiple requests for a deadline extension, Business Insurance will now accept nominations for its Women to Watch awards program until 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, Aug. 20.

  • Medications down in workers comp sector: Report

    Prescribing in the workers compensation industry is down across the board, including a 65.1% drop in the costs for compound medications, according to a report released Tuesday by Coventry Workers Comp.

  • Firing of injured worker upheld by appeals court

    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts has affirmed a ruling by the state Civil Service Commission that said a housing authority was within its rights to terminate employment for a disabled man who could no longer perform job functions for which there were no accommodations available.

  • Builder cited for safety violations after worker’s throat lacerated

    Federal workplace safety regulators have cited and proposed $57,738 in penalties against a Florida construction company for allowing the use of unguarded machines after an employee suffered a serious throat injury.

  • Massachusetts to explore potential link between opioid deaths and comp

    A Massachusetts Department of Public Health official said the state plans to dig deeper into why construction workers tend to die more often from opioid overdoses than other workers in the state, and that it wants to see if there is a link between workers compensation and overdoses.