NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Has an employer ever asked you to do something that violated your code of ethics as a safety professional?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Construction
  • Health Care Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Office Safety Tips
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today

    Proposed update to federal workers’ comp act moves to House

    July 13, 2011

    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    Washington – Bipartisan legislation intended to update the decades-old Federal Employees’ Compensation Act moved out of committee to the full House on July 13.

    The Federal Workers’ Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act (H.R. 2465) would make the first significant reforms to FECA since 1974. Supported by the top two Democrats and Republicans on the Education and the Workforce Committee, the legislation was reported to the full House during a markup session with little debate.

    Among the updates:

    • Makes explicit that injuries caused by terrorist attacks are covered
    • Increases maximum benefits for funeral expenses and facial disfigurement
    • Expands the pool of medical providers to include physician assistants and advanced practice nurses

    Post a comment to this article

    Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.