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The Washington Post: New federal rules prevent firms from discriminating through wellness programs

Alliance Occupational Medicine has opened a New Clinic in San Jose, just off of Monterey Rd near The Plant shopping center! We've built a large, modern Occupational Health and Physical Therapy clinic here to serve San Jose. Our other clinics remain open and available.

Alliance Occupational Medicine - San Jose
1901 Monterey Rd, Ste 10
San Jose, CA 95112

Senate Bill 863 was passed on Aug. 31, 2012 and was signed into law by Governor Brown on Sept. 18, 2012. The bill makes wide-ranging changes to California’s workers’ compensation system, including increased benefits to injured workers and cost-saving efficiencies. The bill takes effect on Jan. 1, 2013, although not all of its provisions will be effective immediately.

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Cal/OSHA fines Bimbo Bakeries $230,545

Bimbo Bakeries was fined $230,545 for 20 violations of the state safety and health laws at three separate California locations, according to a report from the Department of Industrial Relations' division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Cal/OSHA reported that inspections began in November as part of "ongoing enforcement activity with the company," and citations were issued at facilities in South San Francisco, Escondido and Montebello.

CDC Urges Swine Flu Vaccinations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, January 7, urged Americans of all ages to get vaccinated against the swine flu, saying it wanted to prevent a possible resurgence of the disease in the coming weeks and months.

 

Workers' Comp Costs Soar for Self-Insured Employers

Workers’ compensation costs for self-insured employers have soared, primarily because of post-system reform increases in medical payments, newly released data shows.

The number of workers’ comp claims for private-sector employers that self insure rose for the first time since 1991, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute reported Wednesday in a summary of new state data.

Cal/OSHA Guidance for Employers and Employees
Regarding Recent H1N1 (Swine Flu) Cases

UPDATED July 6, 2009—In April, a novel type A influenza virus, H1N1 (swine flu) emerged as a significant disease in Mexico. Laboratory‐confirmed cases have now been found in more than 70 countries. There have been 170 deaths related to this infection in the U.S., with 21 reported in California.

$30M in Workers’ Comp Fraud-Fighting Funds Granted

State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said Thursday, that Santa Clara County will get nearly $2.2 million in grants to fight workers' compensation insurance fraud.

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