Monthly Archives: March 2012

Employers Can Help Injured Workers Through Workplace Accommodation Programs

Companies working to bring injured employees back to work have a resource in the Job Accommodation Network. The non-profit group has free, confidential advice about disability employment and workplace accommodation issues. By helping employers find creative ways to bring injured

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Safe Driving Campaigns Paying Dividends as Accident Fatality Statistics Drop

Campaigns to warn drivers to be more cautious around commercial vehicles are paying off as 2011 data show traffic fatalities are down in some demographics. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has been leading campaigns since 2007 to improve driver behavior

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Study Shows that Physicians Often Not Completely Honest About Prognosis or Medical Errors

A new study in the journal Health Affairs shows that some health care providers are not always completely honest about medical errors, the severity of a prognosis or their relationships with drug companies. The study involved surveying about 1,800 physicians

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New Rule Creates Safer Highways by Changing Work Hours for Truckers

Big rigs will make a big move for highway safety now that a new federal rule is in place to revise the amount of time truck drivers can spend on the road. The new hours-of-service (HOS) rule is aimed at

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Family Files Suit Against Illinois Nursing Home Claiming Falls Led to Death

Carl Bonner Sr. went to the Granite Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in January of 2010 with a brain injury that caused him to lose his balance and fall. When he died eight months later of head injuries he sustained

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Patient Safety Awareness Week Emphasizes Awareness

The National Patient Safety Foundation broadened the theme of the 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week to include everyone at each step of the health care process. “Be aware for safe care” is the theme of 2012’s campaign to raise awareness

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Estate Planners Must Understand Online Assets

A significant part of estate planning in the 21st Century is managing digital information. In the old days, estate planners could go through the paperwork on somebody’s desk upon their death or simply wait for the mail to bring all

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New Civil Citation Program Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

Florida’s public schools are safer than they have been since the state started collecting juvenile delinquency data in 2004 thanks to the state’s new civil citation program. During the last six months of 2011, delinquency referrals fell 16 percent compared

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SEC Changes Net Worth Definition of Accredited Investor

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently changed policies to exclude home value from net worth as it determines whether an individual can invest in some securities offerings that are unregistered. SEC rules allow some people to qualify for limited and

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SEC Changes Net Worth Definition of Accredited Investor

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently changed policies to exclude home value from net worth as it determines whether an individual can invest in some securities offerings that are unregistered. SEC rules allow some people to qualify for limited and

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