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3 Beth Hargarten appointed as DLI assistant commissioner Help lower state costs
8 6 Statewide average weekly wage, 1990 through 2003 Compensation rates as of Oct. 1, 2003 Number and incidence rate of musculoskeletal disorders in Minnesota involving days away from work WRMSDs in the United States, Minnesota and neighboring states, private employers, 2001 WRMSDs in the United States, Minnesota and neighboring states, private employers, 2000 7

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IPC do’s and don’ts DLI’s IPC processes 500,000th imaged file New benefit and provider fees levels effective October 2003 BLS survey: Work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases decrease Results of 2003 SCF assessment methodology change Free publications available online
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11 Workers’ compensation medical training registration form 12 2003 rehabilitation update/orientation conference registration form 13 Basic adjusters’ training registration form

Help lower state costs

BLS survey: Work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases decrease

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Beth Hargarten appointed as DLI assistant commissioner
In June, Beth Hargarten was appointed as the assistant commissioner of the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). She has worked for the department for eight years. As assistant commissioner, Hargarten oversees the administration of six workers’ compensation units at the department: Compliance Services, Customer Assistance, Information Processing Center, Investigative Services, Special Compensation Fund and Vocational Rehabilitation. Prior to her appointment, Hargarten served as the department’s legislative liaison for six legislative sessions and as a DLI Legal Services attorney. Hargarten attained a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She received her juris doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law, in St. Paul, Minn.
Beth Hargarten

COMPACT is online-only: Sign-up for e-mail notification of new editions of COMPACT
COMPACT is a quarterly, online publication of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Its purpose is to provide department news and workers’ compensation case information to professionals who work within the Minnesota workers’ compensation system. For e-mail notification about new editions Send an e-mail message, with “COMPACT” in the subject line and the subscriber’s name and e-mail address in the body of the message, to DLI.Communications@state.mn.us. An e-mail notification will be sent when each quarterly edition of COMPACT is available online. Correspondence Send correspondence about COMPACT to: COMPACT editor, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155. Comments and suggestions may also be emailed to: DLI.Communications@state.mn.us
Upon request, COMPACT will be made available in alternative formats such as Braille, large print or audiotape.

As the state continues to look for ways to save money in these tight budget times, the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has a money-saving idea for your consideration. It costs the DLI Information Processing Center (IPC) about $4.19 to process each paper First Report of Injury form. In fiscalyear 2003, IPC received more than 40,000 of the reports, with processing costs totaling more than $163,000. Approximately 25 percent of the paper reports were not required to be filed with the department, because they were medical-only claims with three or fewer calendar-days of incapacity and no permanency. That is an estimated $50,000 in processing costs that could have been avoided.

The current statute requires DLI to accept for filing all documents it receives. However, to help the state save money, DLI asks you to please consider sending your paper First Report of Injury forms only when: 1. The injury wholly or partly incapacitates the employee from working, for more than three calendar-days and/or 2. A permanency rating has been given or is expected on the claim. If you are unsure whether a claim meets this criteria, send it to the department. Another unnecessary cost to the system is caused by duplicate First Report of Injury forms. This is a costly problem, because the form needs to be processed almost as much as the original report to determine it is a duplicate. Many times, DLI receives a duplicate First Report of Injury form attached to subsequent benefit documents. If you have already sent a First Report of Injury form, please do not send another copy.

• Do submit necessary forms. • Don’t submit forms before determining if they are necessary. • Do call the department for clarification about forms submission, at 1-800-DIAL DLI (1-800-342-5354). • Don’t send copies of original forms with future submissions.
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DLI’s IPC processes 500,000th imaged file
By Cindy Miner, Director Information Processing Center

On June 20, the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) Information Processing Center created its 500,000th imaged workers’ compensation claim file. The department began imaging claim files in March 1995. In fiscal-year 2003, the Information Processing Center (IPC) imaged almost 1.7 million pages. The average turnaround time – from mailroom to the time the document was available for retrieval on the image system – was 1.56 days. The image system provides fast search and retrieval of files using both Social Security number and name look-up. The imaging system has allowed DLI to dramatically improve customer service, by permitting multiple, simultaneous and instantaneous access to individual files. It has also given DLI the capability of backing up this important claim information and keeping it secure. In the imaging world, the agency is able to avoid lost files and the paper chase that could occur when the paper files were in use. All this facilitates faster dispute resolution, real-time tracking and reporting, increased productivity and improved quality. Images are automatically routed to staff members for processing, depending on the form identification the document is given. For example, all claim petitions automatically route to the Office of Administrative Hearings and Request for Assistance forms automatically route to DLI Customer Assistance. Each claim file contains a table of contents (TOC). This serves as a window to the case file. The TOC lists various information about the case, such as the employee name, Social Security number, date of injury, employer and insurer. It also provides information about every document contained in the file, such as the date we received it, the name of the document, the number of pages in the document and the date of injury associated to the document.

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New benefit and provider fees levels effective October 2003
By Brian Zaidman, Research Analyst Research and Statistics

The statewide average weekly wage (SAWW) effective Oct. 1, 2003, is $718, a 2.28 percent increase over the current SAWW of $702, which has been in effect since Oct. 1, 2002. [See the table on this page.] The levels for minimum and maximum weekly benefit payments are presented in the table on the following page. The statewide annual average wage will change to $37,311 on Jan. 1, 2004. The new SAWW is based on 2002 payroll and employment figures supplied by the Department of Employment and Economic Development and the calculation procedure in Minnesota Statutes §176.011, subd. 20. The increase in the SAWW is the basis for the M.S. §176.645 annual benefit increases.

conversion factor by no more than the change in the statewide average weekly wage, the commissioner is adjusting the conversion factor by 0.0 percent, which is the percent change in the producer price index for offices of physicians (PPI-P) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The conversion factor will remain at $75.18 for services provided on or after Oct. 1, 2003, subject to approval by an administrative law judge.

Minnesota Rules, part 5219.0500, subp. 4, provides for adjustment of the maximum fees for independent medical examinations in the same manner as the adjustment of the conversion factor. Therefore, the independent medical examination fees are not being changed for services provided on or after Oct. 1, Only injured workers meeting the eligibility 2003, subject to approval by an administrative law requirements of M.S. §176.645 will receive adjusted judge. An official notice of the medical fee schedule benefits. Benefit increases for workers injured prior conversion factor and independent medical examination to Oct. 1, 1992, are limited to 6 percent. Benefit fee increases approved by the administrative law judge increases for workers injured between Oct. 1, 1992 will be published in the State Register in September. and Sept. 30, 1995, are limited to 4 percent. For workers injured on or after Oct. 1, 1995, the initial annual adjustment is made on the fourth anniversary Statewide average weekly wage of the date of injury and is limited to 2 percent. [See Effective Oct. 1 of the indicated year COMPACT, February 1999, pages 10-11.] The vocational rehabilitation annual adjustment of hourly fees is limited to the 2 percent maximum increase (Minnesota Rules 5220.1900 subp. 1b, 1c and 1e). On Oct. 1, 2003, the maximum qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC) hourly fee will increase to $82.13 and the maximum hourly rate for rehabilitation job development and placement services will increase to $63.17. Notices of hourly fee changes must be filed with the DLI commissioner. QRCs and registered rehabilitation vendors can ensure their hourly rates are on file by completing forms R-21 or R-23 (available on the Department of Labor and Industry Web site at www.doli.state.mn.us/ wcforms1.html). Pursuant to M.S. §176.136, subd. 1a, which provides for annual adjustments of the medical fee schedule
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Year

Statewide average weekly wage

Percentage change from previous year

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

............... $428............... 3.63% ............... $443............... 3.50% ............... $459............... 3.61% ............... $484............... 5.45% ............... $492............... 1.65% ............... $505............... 2.64% ............... $524............... 3.76% ............... $553............... 5.53% ............... $579............... 4.70% ............... $615............... 6.22% ............... $642............... 4.39% ............... $680............... 5.92% ............... $702............... 3.24% ............... $718............... 2.28%

Compensation rates as of Oct. 1, 2003 Statewide average weekly wage (SAWW) = $718 Percentage change in SAWW from previous year = 2.28%
(Apply Minnesota Statutes §176.645 adjustment as necessary based on date of injury.) Minimum under M.S. 176.101, subd. 1(2) Supplementary Benefits under M.S. 176.132
(Minnesota Statutes 1994)

Maximum under M.S. 176.101 and 176.111

100% of SAWW

50% of the SAWW or gross wage, whichever is less, but in no case less than 20% of the SAWW
50% 20%

10-01-77 ........... $197.00 10-01-78 ........... $209.00 10-01-79 ........... $226.00 10-01-80 ........... $244.00 10-01-81 ........... $267.00 10-01-82 ........... $290.00 10-01-83 ........... $313.00 10-01-84 ........... $329.00 10-01-85 ........... $342.00 10-01-86 ........... $360.00 10-01-87 ........... $376.00 10-01-88 ........... $391.00 10-01-89 ........... $413.00 10-01-90 ........... $428.00 10-01-91 ........... $443.00

and Permanent Total Minimum under M.S. 176.101, subd. 4 (for injuries 10-1-95 and later)

105% of SAWW

10-01-92 ........... $481.95 10-01-93 ........... $508.20 10-01-94 ........... $516.60

Set by Statute

10-01-95 ............ $615.00 10-01-00 ............ $750.00

10-01-77 ... $ 98.50 (gross wage - $147.75) ... $ 39.40 10-01-78 .. $104.50 (gross wage - $156.75) ... $ 41.80 10-01-79 .. $113.00 (gross wage - $169.50) ... $ 45.20 10-01-80 .. $122.00 (gross wage - $183.00) ... $ 48.80 10-01-81 .. $133.50 (gross wage - $200.25) ... $ 53.40 10-01-82 .. $145.00 (gross wage - $217.50) ... $ 58.00 10-01-83 .. $156.50 (gross wage - $234.75) ... $ 62.60 10-01-84 .. $164.50 (gross wage - $246.75) ... $ 65.80 10-01-85 .. $171.00 (gross wage - $256.50) ... $ 68.40 10-01-86 .. $180.00 (gross wage - $270.00) ... $ 72.00 10-01-87 .. $188.00 (gross wage - $282.00) ... $ 75.20 10-01-88 .. $195.50 (gross wage - $293.25) ... $ 78.20 10-01-89 .. $206.50 (gross wage - $309.75) ... $ 82.60 10-01-90 .. $214.00 (gross wage - $321.00) ... $ 85.60 10-01-91 .. $221.50 (gross wage - $332.25) ... $ 88.60 20% of the SAWW or the employee's actual weekly wage, whichever is less 10-01-92 ........... $91.80 10-01-93 ........... $96.80 10-01-94 ........... $98.40
Set by Statute, the listed amount or the employee's actual weekly wage, whichever is less

10-01-95 ........... $104.00 10-01-00 ........... $130.00

10-01-80 ............. $158.60 10-01-81 ............. $173.55 10-01-82 ............. $188.50 10-01-83 ............. $203.45 10-01-84 ............. $213.85 10-01-85 ............. $222.30 10-01-86 ............. $234.00 10-01-87 ............. $244.40 10-01-88 ............. $254.15 10-01-89 ............. $268.45 10-01-90 ............. $278.20 10-01-91 ............. $287.95 10-01-92 ............. $298.35 10-01-93 ............. $314.60 10-01-94...............$319.80 10-01-95............. $328.25 10-01-96 ............. $340.60 10-01-97 ............. $359.45 10-01-98 ............. $376.35 10-01-99 ............. $399.75 10-01-00 ............. $417.30 10-01-01 ............. $442.00 10-01-02 ............. $456.30 10-01-03 .............. $466.70

(65% of $244) (65% of $267) (65% of $290) (rounded to $204) (rounded to $214) (rounded to $223) (round) (rounded to $245) (rounded to $255) (rounded to $269) (rounded to $279) (rounded to $288) (rounded to $299) (rounded to $315) (rounded to $320) (rounded to $329)* (rounded to $341)* (rounded to $360)* (rounded to $377)* (rounded to $400)* (rounded to $418)* (round) (rounded to $457)* (rounded to $467)*
*Rounding applies to supplementary benefits.

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BLS survey: Work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases decrease
By Brian Zaidman, Research Analyst Research and Statistics

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), recently released the 2001 state-level results for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs). These statistics are based on cases with at least one day away from work (DAFW) collected as part of the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Figure 1 shows: • The number of cases decreased in 2001, from the levels of previous years, for private industry, state government and local government. • The overall number of WRMSD cases decreased from 16,340 in 2000, to 13,150 in 2001, a 19.5 percent decrease. The overall number of DAFW cases decreased by 12.2 percent from 2000 to 2001.
Figure 1: Number and incidence rate1 of musculoskeletal disorders in Minnesota involving days away from work

Private industry Year Number Incidence rate 76.4 80.5 80.5 66.7

State government

Local government

Number

Incidence rate 46.0 33.3 37.9 31.5

Number

Incidence rate 71.0 68.7 68.7 55.1

1998 1999 2000 2001
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13,550 14,520 14,870 11,830

360 230 230 200

1,240 1,290 1,240 1,130

Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time-equivalent workers. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

Source:

Figure 2 shows, for private employers in 2001: • The percentage of Minnesota DAFW cases that are WRMSDs was similar to Iowa and Wisconsin, and was slightly above the national rate. • The rate of WRMSD injuries in Minnesota is above the national rate, but is slightly below Iowa’s rate and is 28 percent below Wisconsin’s rate. • Minnesota WRMSDs have a lower median number of DAFW than the neighboring states and the national average.

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Figure 2: WRMSDs in the United States, Minnesota and neighboring states, private employers, 2001

United States Number of WRMSDs Percent of all DAFW cases [1] WRMSDs per 10,000 FTEs Median days-away-from-work All injuries All WRMSDs Carpal tunnel syndrome 522,530 34.0% 57.5

Minnesota

Iowa

Wisconsin

11,830 39.1% 66.7

6,500 36.8% 67.2

17,770 40.3% 92.5

6 8 25

5 5 18

6 6 14

5 7 25

1. Days-away-from-work (DAWF) cases occur when workers miss at least one day away from work after the day of injury. Work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WRMSD) injuries are only identified among DAFW cases. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

Comparing Figure 2 with Figure 3, which shows the results for 2000, further illustrates Minnesota’s improvements in 2001. • The percentage of WRMSDs among DAFW cases decreased from 42.6 percent to 39.1 percent. This moved Minnesota’s percentage from above Wisconsin’s rate to below Wisconsin’s rate. • The rate of WRMSDs per 10,000 full-time-equivalent workers decreased from 80.5 to 66.7, from above Iowa’s rate to just below Iowa’s rate.
Figure 3: WRMSDs in the United States, Minnesota and neighboring states, private employers, 2000

United States Number of WRMSDs Percent of all DAFW cases [1] WRMSDs per 10,000 FTEs Median days-away-from-work All injuries All WRMSDs Carpal tunnel syndrome 577,800 34.7% 62.9

Minnesota

Iowa

Wisconsin

14,900 42.6% 80.5

6,800 37.6% 66.5

19,500 39.4% 98.7

6 7 27

5 5 15

5 6 27

5 6 22

1. Days-away-from-work (DAWF) cases occur when workers miss at least one day away from work after the day of injury. Work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WRMSD) injuries are only identified among DAFW cases. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

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Results of 2003 SCF assessment methodology change
By John Kufus, Accounting Officer Financial Services

As a result of legislation by the 2002 Minnesota Legislature, the assessment process has changed. Companies are no longer required to report on a semi-annual basis. The reporting will now be done on an annual basis and the reports will be mailed out at least 45 days before the due date of April 1. The Insurers/Self-Insurers Report of Benefits Paid will be similar in format to past reports, except it will be a 12-month report; the 2003 indemnity and DSR pure premium reported will be the basis for the 2004 assessment. The next filing will be due April 1, 2004. The Special Compensation Fund assessment will now be directly invoiced by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The first half of the assessment will be invoiced by June 30 of each year, and is due Aug. 1, of that year. The second billing is due Feb. 1 of the following year, and will be mailed approximately 30 days before the due date. The estimated state fiscal-year 2004 funding requirement for the Special Compensation Fund was determined to be $ 110 million. The liability was divided between the insurers and self-insurers by the ratio of their 2002 indemnity payments to the total indemnity reported by both groups.

2002 indemnity Insurers Self-insurers Total $ 312,483,775 $ 88,428,316 $ 400,912,091

Ratio 77.94% 22.06% 100.00%

Estimated liabilities DSR pure premium $ 85,737,500 $ 683,403,986 $ 24,262,500 $ 110,000,000 $683,403,986

Insurer premium surcharge rate

The insurer premium surcharge rate applied for the purpose of determining the Special Compensation Fund assessment was 12.5457 percent. The rate was determined by dividing the insurer portion of the Special Compensation Fund state fiscal-year 2004 liability ($ 85,737,500) by the 2002 designated statistical reporting pure premium reported by all insurers to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association ($ 683,403,986).
Self-insured assessment rate

The imputed self-insured assessment rate was 27.4375 percent. It was determined by dividing the self-insured portion of the Special Compensation Fund state fiscal-year 2004 liability ($ 24,262,500) by the total 2002 indemnity reported by the self-insured employers ($ 88,428,316). The 2003 assessment will not be adjusted for actual 2003 data reported April 1, 2004. Per statute the current assessment is to be based on the prior year’s data.

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Workers’ compensation medical training:
Payer and provider communications
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is presenting a half-day seminar about medical issues in workers’ compensation. Topics covered: • Privacy: HIPAA and workers’ compensation • Medical reports • Prior notification for treatment • Billing and payment responsibilities • Dispute resolution • Intervention by a health care provider

Who should attend:

health care provider staff members who manage medical records, billing, collections and disputes; claims adjusters and payers.

When:

Oct. 3, 2003 8:30 a.m. to noon ( registration

8 to 8:30 a.m.)

Where: Department of Labor and Industry 443 Lafayette Road N. St. Paul, MN 55155 Map at www.doli.state.mn.us/direct.html

Cost: $60 a person (includes manual and continental breakfast)
– Make check payable to Department of Labor and Industry –

To register: Complete registration form and send with payment to: Attn.: Chris Beaubien Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 443 Lafayette Road N. St. Paul, MN 55155

Early registration is encouraged; the session is limited to 60 people. Reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If your reservation is not one of the first 60 received, you will be contacted.

Workers’ compensation medical training: Payer and provider communicatons Oct. 3, 2003; 8:30 a.m. to noon Name Company name Phone Address The Department of Labor and Industry reserves the right to cancel this session if there are not enough participants registered.
If you need special accommodations to enable you to participate in this event or if you have any questions about this training, call Sandra Keogh at (651) 284-5173 or TTY/(651) 297-4198.

NAVIGATE A SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO WORK 2003 Rehabilitation Update/Orientation Conference
September 25 or October 15, 2003 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. — $100
Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 1870 Old Hudson Road, St. Paul, MN 55119
Attendance at one of the update/orientation sessions is required of all QRCs. Registered rehabilitation vendors must send at least one representative from their organization. A special orientation session for QRC interns and newly registered vendors who have not yet attended an orientation is scheduled in the afternoon. Advanced registration and pre-payment are required for admission. Lunch is included with your registration. Free parking is available. Return completed form with a check for $100 a person, payable to the Department of Labor and Industry. Register early to make sure you get your choice of dates. CEUs from CRC/CDMS/CCM will be available. See the Web site at www.doli.state.mn.us for more information about our speakers and panel members, a map to the hotel and additional registration forms.

Morning Agenda
8 a.m. 8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast Welcome Scott Brener What’s New at DLI Beth Hargarten Rehabilitation Statistics Brian Zaidman Eligibility Gerald Meyer Rehabilitation Plans Mark McCrea

Afternoon Agenda
12:45 to 3 12:45 to 1:45 Orientation Session
(Required for all QRC interns and newly registered vendors.)

1A. HIPAA 1B. Dispute Resolution 1C. Retraining 1D. Best Practices 2A. Fundamentals of Work Comp 2B. Dispute Resolution 2C. Retraining 2D. Best Practices Panel Questions and Answers

Sandra Keogh Elliot Herland Susan Lauer John O’Loughlin Bill Bierman Elliot Herland Susan Lauer John O’Loughlin

2 to 3

3:15 to 4:15

Registration for 2003 Rehabilitation Update/Orientation Conference
Name: _________________________________________________________QRC Vendor #: ____________ Firm: __________________________________________________________Telephone: (___)___________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________ Choose a date: Sept. 25 Oct. 15 (You will be notified if your choice of date is full.)

Breakout Sessions: Orientation Session Session 1 Session 2

12:45 to 3 p.m.

(Required for QRC interns and newly registered vendors) 1B 2B 1C 2C 1D 2D
MN FEI #416007162

12:45 to 1:45 p.m. (choose one) 1A 2 to 3 p.m. (choose one) 2A

Check enclosed; made payable to Department of Labor and Industry ($100). Mail registration to: Chris Beaubien, Department of Labor and Industry 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155

If you need special accommodations or have questions, call Chris Beaubien at (651) 284-5478.

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Compliance Services Announces two-day sessions of

Basic Adjusters’ Training Oct. 21 and 22, 2003, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This training is recommended for claim adjusters who have less than one year of experience in Minnesota workers’ compensation. This two-day training includes: • Overview of Minnesota workers’ compensation • Waiting period • Liability determination • Indemnity benefits • Medical benefits and issues, including treatment parameters • Rehabilitation benefits and issues • How to file forms • Penalties • Dispute resolution Location: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 443 Lafayette Road N. St. Paul, MN 55155 Minnesota Room $175 per two-day session (includes lunch)

Cost:

Early registration is encouraged. Each session is limited to 30 people. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If your reservation is not one of the first 30 received, you will be contacted about other available sessions.
If you need special accommodations to enable you to participate in this event or have questions about this training, call Jana Williams at (651) 284-5304 or (651) 297-4198 TTY. The Department of Labor and Industry reserves the right to cancel a session if there are not enough participants registered.

Registration form Please register me for Basic Adjusters’ Training. I have checked the session below that I would like to attend. Enclosed is my check made payable to: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Oct. 21 and 22, 2003 Name and phone: Company name and address:

Number of months of experience with Minnesota workers’ compensation
To register more than one person from your company for this class, attach a sheet listing additional names, telephone numbers and number of months of experience. Send form and check to: Attn: Chris Beaubien, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155.

Minnesota FEI #416007162

Free publications available online
These publications — and others — are available on the Department of Labor and Industry Web site at www.doli.state.mn.us (specific addresses provided below).

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation System Report 2001 • Report highlights: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/wn02dec1.htm • Full report: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/rsreport.html — PDF

Minnesota Workplace Safety Report, 2001 • Full report: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/rsreport.html — PDF

Prompt First Action Report on Workers’ Compensation Claims, 2002 • Full report: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/pubwkcp.html — PDF

Collection and Assessment of Fines and Penalties, 2002 • Full report: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/pubwkcp.html — PDF

An Employee’s Guide to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation System, 2000 • Complete guide: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/guide.html

An Employer’s Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota, 2000 • Complete guide: http://www.dted.state.mn.us/00x04-f.asp
(published by the Department of Trade and Economic Development)

Publications are also available in printed versions. To request a copy, contact Customer Assistance by phone at (651) 284-5030, by fax at (651) 296-9634 or by e-mail at DLI.brochure@state.mn.us.

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