• NHL concussion ruling likely means splintering of cases across jurisdictions

    A denial of class action status has been touted as a major win for the National Hockey League, but could eventually translate into hundreds – if not thousands – of individual lawsuits from players seeking care for head injuries they claim arose from the league’s long-time promotion of violence.

  • Psychologist pleads guilty in comp fraud scheme

    A clinical psychologist in Marina Del Rey, California, is scheduled to be sentenced in October after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a scheme involving Skype sessions with injured workers and fraudulent billing, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced Monday.

  • Pa. governor introduces opioid guidelines for comp

    Five months after efforts to establish a drug formulary for injured workers in Pennsylvania failed, Gov. Tom Wolf introduced opioid prescription guidelines to “help health care providers determine when opioids are appropriate for treatment of someone injured on the job,” the governor’s office announced Monday.

  • Citations against heating cable systems maker vacated

    An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission vacated citations against a manufacturer of heating cable systems after determining that the U.S. Department of Labor failed to prove the alleged violations.

  • ASSP names executive director

    Jennifer McNelly has been named executive director of the American Society of Safety Professionals.