Workers’ Compensation

Two Important Updates to CO Workers Comp Rules for Doctors in 2015
June 12, 2015

As the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) continues to refine the workers compensation system in the state, it regularly makes changes and updates to the system. For 2015, some of these updates directly impact the doctors who treat…
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New OSHA Toolkit Intended to Protect Hospital Workers from Transmittable Diseases
June 8, 2015

A new toolkit developed by regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has just been released in an effort to: Provide hospital workers with better respiratory protections Protect…
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National Safety Mo. Focuses on Preventing Workplace Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities
June 4, 2015

During the month of June, the National Safety Council (NSC) is sponsoring National Safety Month, an annual campaign dedicated to “reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our communities.” This year, NSC has…
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Workers’ Rights under OSHA Law: Here’s What You Should Know
May 31, 2015

OSHA has been focused on assuring “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women” since 1970. Although OSHA regulators regularly monitor various industries and investigate employers for allegedly failing to provide safe working environments for workers, it’s important…
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OSHA Renews Alliance with CCAR to Protect Auto Repair Workers
May 26, 2015

Earlier this month, the regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that their alliance with the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) would be renewed for five more years. This alliance represents an ongoing OSHA effort to…
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11 Ladder Safety Tips to Prevent Fatal Falls at Work
May 22, 2015

Falling accidents are one of the most prominent causes of serious (if not fatal) work injuries, and they reportedly result in injuries that cost employers more than $13 billion annually. In fact, in the construction industry alone, falls from ladders…
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How to Protect Temporary Workers: OSHA, NIOSH Recommendations
May 17, 2015

All workers always have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. This means that it’s an employer’s responsibility to provide a safe work environment for all of its employees, including temporary workers. Here’s a look at what regulators at…
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5 CDWC Guidelines for Making Impairment Ratings (Pt. 2)
April 22, 2015

Resuming 5 CDWC Guidelines for Making Impairment Ratings (Pt. 1), here, we will continue pointing out the main principles that doctors should rely on when making impairment ratings for injured workers, according to the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation (CDWC)….
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5 CDWC Guidelines for Making Impairment Ratings (Pt. 1)
April 18, 2015

Once injured workers have been deemed to have reached their maximum medical improvement (MMI), they will be granted an “impairment rating” by their doctors. This impairment rating, which may also be referred to as a disability rating, should reflect the…
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Protecting Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence: Updated OSHA Guidelines (Pt. 2)
April 14, 2015

Resuming Protecting Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence: Updated OSHA Guidelines (Pt. 1), here, we will continue pointing out some of the specific changes OSHA has made to its publication, Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers….
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