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Workers' Comp Board Appellate Division Addresses Various Issues Relative to Occupational Disease Cases


JD Supra (press release) - Mar 17, 2017
The widow and estate of the decedent appealed a decision denying a Petition to Order Payment under Rule 1.1 in an occupational disease case. Rule 1.1 requires that, within 14 days of notice or knowledge of a claim to incapacity or death benefits for a ...
 

Trump Admin May Bring a Surge in Occupational Disease Claims


WorkersCompensation.com (press release) (blog) - Mar 14, 2017
With anticipated less EPA and OSHA regulation under the Trump administration, there is the potential for a serious surge of future occupational disease claims in the United States. President Trump has remarked, “I believe that the movement against ...
 

United States: Connecticut Appellate Court Issues Mixed Ruling On Coverage For Asbestos Liabilities


Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - Mar 15, 2017
While the court issued policyholder-friendly rulings on the issues of trigger of liability, allocation of liabilities, and the application of the pollution exclusion, the court ruled against policyholders on the application of the occupational disease ...
 

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AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation


by: J. Mark, M.D. Melhorn, James B., M.D. Talmage, William E., M.D. Ackerman, Mark H., M.D. Hyman
This second edition publication is an essential resource for health care professionals who need to make informed, evidence-based decisions that determine causation for injury and work-related conditions. Users are able to strengthen their opinion by linking clinical findings to a specific cause-whether related to the workplace, genetic makeup, a unique event or a combination of factors. Professionals can provide an informed opinion on workers' compensation or disability cases based on a careful review of an individual's clinical findings when linking (or not linking) the condition in question to medical evidence.
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Occupational Health And Safety For The 21St Century


by: Robert H. Friis
This comprehensive examination of occupational health and safety explores hazardous agents found in the occupational environment, reviews their potential health effects, and identifies procedures for prevention of occupational illnesses and injuries. In 10 chapters, Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century first takes the reader through a detailed history of occupational health and safety efforts since Ancient Greece. It then examines each of the occupationally associated diseases and their epidemiology, including cancers, respiratory diseases, fertility and pregnancy abnormalities, hearing loss, infectious diseases, injuries and fatalities, and job stress.
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Occupational and Environmental Health: Recognizing and Preventing Disease and Injury


by: Barry S. Levy, David H. Wegman, Sherry L. Baron, Rosemary K. Sokas
Occupational and environmental health is the public health and multidisciplinary approach to the recognition, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of disease, injuries, and other adverse health conditions resulting from hazardous environmental exposures in the workplace, the home, or the community. These are essential elements of public health practice and the core course in Environmental Health in Masters of Public Health programs.


Thoroughly updated and expanded upon, the sixth edition of .
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Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace


Completely updated version this classic reference covers both physical hazards and biological agents