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DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.


Monday, November 05, 2012

Safety News Briefs - Week Ending November 3rd

A weekly news feature summarizing safety related news.


Insurance Council of Texas reports 49% drop in worker's comp premiums

Work's comp premiums in Texas have continued to drop since new regulations went into effect in 2005.

Read the story on Insurance and Risk online.

Increases in medical costs are driving increases in worker's comp insurance rates in Indiana and Oregon.

This story is also on Insurance and Risk online.

The 2012 state rankings are available here: http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/dir/wc_cost/files/report_summary.pdf


Whistle-blower’s reinstatement order can be dissolved after decision not to prosecute

In December 2010, Peter Dunne filed a discrimination complaint against Vulcan charging that Vulcan had terminated his employment for engaging in protected safety-related activity. After Labor Department decided not to prosecute Mr. Dunne’s complaint, Vulcan moved to dissolve the reinstatement order. A divided commission denied Vulcan’s motion, but the company won on appeal to the appellate court.

Read the story in Business Assurance



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