19th Annual NAFC Conference – Nashville, TN, Sept. 25 – 26, 2017

NAFC will be holding its 2017 Annual Conference in Music City U.S.A., Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, in the heart of the city. NAFC’s National Conference is attended by several hundred participants from across the nation, including representatives from labor organizations, fair contractors, fair contracting compliance organizations as well as researchers, academics, attorneys and officials from federal, state and local governments. A schedule of events and registration forms are available at the below link to NAFC’s Conference page. Stay tuned for further details.

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Nashville leads new report in hazardous conditions, injury rates for construction workers

by Kaylin Searles
Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Metro Council members, construction workers and advocates are trying to make changes in the construction industry after a new report claims that Nashville has the most hazardous conditions and the high injury rates for workers.

“Build a Better South” conducted the survey, questioning 1,400 construction workers from the Nashville area alone. The survey was also conducted in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston and Miami.

According to the report, one in four Nashville workers had been injured at some point in their construction career, the highest of the research cities. Ten percent of workers had been injured just in the last year.

Jackie Cornejo, with Build a Better South, said one of the most concerning points of the report for Nashville is the amount of injuries that go unreported. The study found a 12.7 percent injury rate per 100 workers annually in Tennessee, which is four times higher than the injury/illness rate reported by OSHA for the state.

Construction workers gave testimony echoing this at the news conference Tuesday. Some workers said their wages aren’t high enough to afford a health insurance plan, thus paying for treatment out of pocket or never reporting the injury.

But, about 81 percent of those injuries that were reported last year received no workers’ compensation.

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19th Annual NAFC Conference – Nashville, TN, Sept. 24 – 26, 2017

NAFC will be holding its next Annual Conference in 2017 in Music City U.S.A., Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, in the heart of the city. NAFC’s National Conference is attended by several hundred participants from across the nation, including representatives from labor organizations, fair contractors, fair contracting compliance organizations as well as researchers, academics, attorneys and officials from federal, state and local governments. Stay tuned for further details and registration information coming in early 2017.

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Tennessee OSHA & Workers’ Comp Join Forces to Educate Employers on New Reform Bill

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development announces a series of seminars across the state explaining the Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2013. The Workers’ Compensation division and TOSHA will team up with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce to deliver these seminars to educate and inform employers about the impact of the bill, including ways to avoid workplace injuries and to better handle them if they occur.

 

The information shared will be valuable to business owners, managers, HR professionals, and anyone involved in the administration of workers’ compensation claims.

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