May 13, 2009

Noteworthy blog and Twitter finds

We surf the web so you don't have to! From time to time, we like to bring your attention to some new or noteworthy blogs related to workers' comp, healthcare, or other work-related matters. Now we're finding some Twitter feeds, too. Here's our current crop:

Judge Tom Talks - Judge Tom Leonard is one of ten judges at the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court, and in his blog, he offers his thoughts about issues affecting the efficient handling of claims. Congrats to Judge Tom for recently passing his one year "blogiversary."

MySafeWork Blog is the blog of Canadians Rob Ellis and Jessica Di Sabatino, who lost a son and brother to a workplace accident in 1999. David was only 18 when he died and his Dad and sister have been devoted to educating young workers - as well as parents and employers - about the importance of workplace safety related to youthful workers.

New Englanders and those interested in healthcare should take note of Boston Health News, authored by Tinker Ready. She is a health care journalist who has covered health and science news for a variety of notable publications, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Esquire, to name a few. We discovered her blog through Health Wonk Review, which - incidentally - we are hosting here tomorrow!

We note that NIOSH has a Twitter feed. Not sure how long the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has been tweeting, but it has been a useful format for disseminating news about the H1N1 outbreak.

In addition to his Workers Compensation blog, noted workers comp trial attorney and author Jon Gelman can also be found on Twitter at jongelman.

SafetyNewsAlert - edited by Fred Hosier, this site is more of an e-zine than a blog, but has useful articles, news, and links on various workplace health and safety issues.

Lloyd's has several bloggers now, all accessible from the Lloyd's blog page.

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It's great to see the use of social media tools to share useful, meaningful information that could help keep workers safe. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is also on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CCOHS.

I have a workman comp issue.I have not retained a lawyer and I have worked soley with Workers comp.Why do I need a lawyer when they paid for my treatment over a period of a year????

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