The Opioid Epidemic: Impact to Workers’ Compensation

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Opioids, powerful painkillers that can be highly addictive, are causing a national health crisis that is also wreaking havoc in Arizona.

Arizona opioid-related deaths have reached alarming heights, prompting Gov. Doug Ducey to declare a public health emergency. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) reported more than 790 deaths, or two people every day, died from an opioid overdose in 2016. The trend shows a startling increase of 74 percent over the Continue reading

OSHA Top 10 Violations Serve as Safety Checklist

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This is the time of year that lots of lists come out. We saved the following list from September: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s annual list of top 10 most cited violations for 2017.

Fall protection – training requirements was added to the list, in recognition of the Continue reading

CopperPoint Named a Best Places to Work for 5th Time

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Cheering, noise makers and some of the happiest workers in town converged Thursday at the annual Best Places to Work 2017 2017 awards luncheon sponsored by Phoenix Business Journal. The event was held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Continue reading