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Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Social Security Financial Report: An Insight Into the Future

Change is coming to the Social Security Disability program based upon the The 2016 Trustees Report that was published this week. It projects that the future finances of the Social Security Disability Trust Fund will require additional funding to remain solvent.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Union City NJ contractor allowed dangerous hazards that led to worker's fatal fall

Union City contractor allowed dangerous hazards that led
to worker's fatal fall while removing siding at Bayonne home
Employer name: Bolivar Enterprises LLC, 902 Central Ave., Union City, New Jersey
Citations issued: On June 3, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for nine serious violations.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Kidney Cancer Reported Related to Workers' Asbestos Exposure

A new research report links asbestos exposure to kidney cancer. Today's post is shared from

Asbestos is the main causal factor for malignant mesothelioma (MM), a relatively rare and aggressive malignancy. Some epidemiological evidence suggests a role of this agent also in the etiology of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the most common form of kidney cancer.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

NJ Supreme Court Voids a Contractually Shortened Statute of Limitations for Discrimination Actions

The NJ Supreme Court has ruled that the two-years statute of limitations on employment discrimination action, inclusive of workers' compensation derivative actions, cannot be shortened by a private contractual agreement between an employer and employee.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mesothelioma surgery improves quality of life, study finds

Loyola University Health System reports:

Many mesothelioma patients avoid surgery for fear it will degrade their quality of life. But a study has found just the opposite: Patients who underwent an operation called pleurectomy and decortication (PD) generally reported their quality of life improved after surgery.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

US Worker Infected by Zika Virus - Is the Workers' Compensation System Ready?

The emerging viral infection, Zika, is now begun to plaque US workers. The Pennsylvania Allegheny County Department of Health (ACDH) reports that a researcher was infected by a needle stick wound. This is the 4th confirmed case of Zika virus reported by the ACHD.

PPG Fully Funds Its Share of Pittsburgh Corning $3.5 Billion Asbestos Trust

The 16 year wait is over. Finally emerging from bankruptcy, Pittsburg Corning today announced that the company has fully funded its portion of the Pittsburgh Corning Asbestos Trust that was established by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in May 2016.