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Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes

...pay for medical costs and in some cases lost time for employees injured on the job. In 2013 there were 19,000 workplace injuries, some minor and some major, in Alaska, Monagle said.There are questions in the medical community as to how...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-27/officials-target-mid-2015-workers-comp-
State
Workers comp board seeks to reduce costs

...for this diagnosis, this is the recommended treatment.'"He also said many doctors haven't been trained in workplace injuries. They may tell someone to take several weeks off to heal a broken ankle when that person could receive an air cast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-24/workers-comp-board-seeks-reduce-costs
State
New workers' comp statute likely to see court challenge

...original version of the bill would have required the injury to be the "major contributing cause" if preexisting workplace injuries are exacerbated by a new injury. The new version of the bill changes the definition to "the substantial cause...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053005/sta_20050530002.shtml
News
Injuries and disabilities

...posed the question of when a workplace injury counts as a disability for...in effect, that not all workplace injuries that impede job performance...the ADA an enormous range of workplace injuries normally handled through state...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010902/opE_edboard.shtml
Opinion
Workers compensation changes aimed at reducing injuries

...deputy commissioner of the Department of Labor, said the idea behind the reworking of the system is to limit workplace injuries. Employers would pay for the programs based on how much money they pay in claims. ``If the employer doesn't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053000/Biz_workcomp.html
Business
A sputtering finale

...the spending bill he vetoed. What prompted the action was the House GOP leadership's scuttling of a deal over workplace injury provisions in a separate $100 billion spending bill for education, health, labor and other programs. It is increasingly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110100/Ope_Editorial.html
Opinion
State investigates work accident at Arctic Slope

...nearby Deadhorse. The agency is investigating whether any safety regulations were violated, which is standard for workplace injuries. Fay was in critical care at Providence Alaska Medical Center on Monday. Arctic Slope declined to comment but...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110409/sta_512438657.shtml
Alaska Airlines lowers luggage weight limit

...to pack lighter, reducing baggage-handlers' workplace injuries. "About 50 percent of our injuries received by...Walsh said the airline does not release numbers of workplace injuries. He also said it had no way to track the number...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073003/sta_akairbags.shtml
News
My Turn: How to alienate passengers

...company, is intended to reduce workplace injuries. Beginning Oct. 1, passengers...heavy bags are the most common workplace injury in the airline industry...airline industry can point to workplace injuries as justification for baggage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082703/opi_myturn1.shtml
Opinion
Massage terms and styles

...belong." It can benefit people who have had hip replacement surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other repetitive workplace injuries. La Stone: Sometimes called "hot rock massage," La Stone massage is taught in Vancouver, British Columbia...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112701/Biz_massage2.shtml
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