Month: February 2011

Insurance Industry Skews Data

The insurance industry is pushing hard to reduce benefits to injured workers in NC.  Unfortunately, the information upon which their “reform” proposals are based, is misleading.  Not only will “reform” hurt injured workers, but it will also place further burdens upon North Carolina Taxpayers:  instead of employers, through their insurance companies, paying for injured workers, …

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RECALL: Attention Phenobarbital Users

A very serious recall was announced by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. Bottles labeled to contain phenobarbital actually contain hydrocodone with acetaminophen. Phenobarbital is a barbiturate used as a sedative, and also to control convulsions in people with epilepsy. It was discovered that some bottles that were labeled as phenobarbital actually contained the narcotic pain medication commonly known as Vicodin …

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Ohio Company Faces over $80K in Fines

OSHA is proposing over $80,000 in fines to be assessed against an Ohio company.  Sheriff-Goslin, a roofing contractor, has been found to be a repeat offender in not providing adequate fall protection for its employees.  According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death and injury in the workplace.  http://www.northcentralohio.com/newsboard/single.asp?Story=44706

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