The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a medical device recall for Cardiac Science Powerheart, CardioVive, CardioLife; GE Responder and Responder Pro; and Nihon-Kohden Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The affected AEDs contain a component that may fail unexpectedly due to a defect. If the component were to fail during a rescue attempt, the AED may not deliver defibrillation therapy causing serious adverse health consequences, including death. The unit’s self test may not detect the failure or impending failure of the component.
Overall Workers Compensation rates are going up in New Jersey effective 1/1/12. Roughly 6% for all classes and 8% for construction specific. Attached please find our complimentary construction related rate comparison sheet. If you afford any of the attached classes and do contracting work in NJ you need to plan and bid future work appropriately. Rate increase for other lines of coverage may not be too far away.
Now is a particularly important time to conduct an extensive analysis of your Workers Compensation Program. Identifying where claims are occurring, what type of injuries are prevalent and reviewing policies and procedures are all crucial in helping to reduce the impact of the 2012 rate increase.
William H. Connolly & Co. has the experience and acumen to assist your facility in managing the impending increase and the impact on your program. We look forward to the opportunity to meet and discuss these issues in more detail. Thank you for your consideration.
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