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Ergonomics and Facilities

Labor Department Withdraws Occupational Health Risk Assessment Rule

September 2, 2009
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The controversial rule would have required OSHA and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration to publish an advance notice of proposed rule-making for all regulatory actions regarding workplace toxic substances or chemicals.
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Department of Labor Seeking More Funding for Workplace Safety Enforcement

May 21, 2009
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The first Department of Labor budget of the Obama administration places an emphasis on workplace safety enforcement and other worker protections.
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California Comp Rate Increase Is Approved

October 30, 2008
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California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said Friday, October 24, that he had approved a 5 percent workers’ compensation rate increase effective January 1 to reflect rising medical and claims adjustment costs.
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DNA Technology May Curb Bogus Disability Claims

September 18, 2007
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Two related medical technologies promise to end fraudulent disability and workers’ compensation claims. All that’s needed from employees is a little DNA.
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On the Treadmill at Work Has Whole New Meaning

May 22, 2007
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An endocrinologist wanted to create an office environment that prevents desk spread and instead transforms obese employees into lean working machines.
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Creating a Culture of Safety

May 1, 2007
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A report on disaster at BP's Texas City, Texas, oil refinery underscores the importance of thinking beyond the basics in fostering a safe work environment.
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Expanded EAPs Lend a Hand to Employers Bottom Lines

January 20, 2006
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A broader range of services, including help with elder care and planning home purchases, can reduce absenteeism and bolster productivity
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Ergonomics is Back on The Radar Screen

July 1, 2004
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Business and OSHA are turning their attention back to a hot issue of the 1990s.
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Colorado's Repetitive-Motion Injury Cost Reduction Program

September 18, 2003
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An outline of the State of Colorado's plan for reducing repetitive-motion injuries.
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Emergency Planning and Crisis Management

March 18, 2003
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