California's system of evaluating the severity of injuries of permanently disabled workers has long been widely criticized. A thorough analysis of the system found that it works well in certain respects but is frought with inconsistencies and inequities.
Assesses the value of 24-hour care--an insurance plan that consolidates employers' health care benefits for work-related and non-work-related claims--as a mechanism for reducing workers' compensation costs.
Emergency responders face serious hazards in their jobs, placing them at high risk of occupational injury or death. Using various forms of personal protective technologies (PPTs) can mitigate that risk.