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  • Increase in California Workers’ Comp Pure Premium Sent to Department of Insurance August 18, 2017
    The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has submitted its Jan. 1, 2018 pure premium rate filing to the California Department of Insurance proposing advisory pure premium rates that average $2.01 per $100 of payroll. That WCIRB’S proposed rate is 14.3 …
    Don Jergler
  • Georgia Fines Company Behind Deadly Leak at Sperm Bank $302K August 18, 2017
    A deadly February 2017 industrial gas leak at a sperm bank in Augusta, Ga. was caused by the over-pressurization of a bulk storage tank, according to findings from an investigation by state inspectors released Thursday by Insurance and Safety Fire …
    Amy O'Connor
  • Liotta Named Chairman of Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission August 18, 2017
    Gov. Mary Fallin has named Mark Liotta as chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. Liotta, a former state representative from Tulsa, succeeds Robert Gilliland, whose term on the commission expires Aug. 25. Liotta’s appointment as chairman takes effect Aug. …
    Stephanie K. Jones
  • Federal Appeals Court Voids Exxon Pipeline Safety Order August 18, 2017
    An appeals court has voided an order that would have required Exxon Mobil to revise its pipeline safety procedures after a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued the order in 2015, and it …
    Stephanie K. Jones
  • Wisconsin Officials: State Law Prevents Fire Sprinkler Rule Enforcement August 18, 2017
    Wisconsin officials say a state law prevents them from enforcing a fire sprinklers rule that fire officials say is one of the best ways to save lives. The 7-year-old rule requires sprinklers be installed into new apartment buildings that have …
    Stephanie K. Jones

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