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Frank Neuhauser, a researcher from the University of California Berkeley, spoke to the audience of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards conference in Austin, TX yesterday. He advocated for legislative changes across the country to shift certain low-risk non-industry jobs out of the comp system, claiming that such a systemic change would result in benefits for both employees and employers, as well as return the comp system to its beginnings. Neuhauser indicated in his presentation that modern social programs such as the ACA and Medicare, plus labor laws, make it such that workers’ comp is working against the tide and could be better streamlined by focusing on those small number of occupations in which injuries are common.

Read full coverage of the presentation from WorkCompCentral (paid content) here.

 

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