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Providing a safe and hazard-free workplace for the employees is the employer's obligation as required by OSHA's standards. The Department of Labor has a program called "Office of Workers' Compensation Program." This program covers mainly federal workers who experienced an injury due to work, and those who had occupational diseases. Their benefits include wage replacement, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits. This course contains four lessons on the major acts that are applicable to certain industries and situations.
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Federal Employees Program Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)
For employment related injuries and occupational diseases of federal and postal workers, medical expenses and compensation benefits are covered in the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).
SERVICES OFFERED Prompt Adjudication Prompt Payment of Medical Bills Prompt Payment Compensation Assistance in Returning to Work
**The following are the claims under prompt adjudication: **
ASSISTANCE IN RETURNING TO WORK
To ensure proper medical care, a registered nurse will be assigned if the injured worker cannot return to work after the injury.
A medical specialist will be referred for a second opinion examination as required by the medical condition of the worker or program's needs for further insights on medical information.
Vocational rehabilitation services will be referred to as deemed necessary to the employee if the employee is unable to return to work or perform their previous job category.
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)
covers current and past employees of the Department of Energy (DOE)
who have diseases that resulted from radiation exposure
Including the coverage of benefits from the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
According to PART E of EEOICPA, variable compensation is based on:
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)
Compensation and medical care are provided for employees that are disabled from injuries that occur on navigable waters of the U.S.
And adjoining areas used in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel.
Medical Care medical surgical hospital treatment medical supplies and services cost of travel and mileage incidental to such treatment
Disability Compensation Permanent Total and Temporary Total Disability Permanent Partial Disability Temporary Partial and Non-scheduled Permanent Partial Disability Permanent Partial Disability for Retirees
Rehabilitation If the employee is unable to return to the job: evaluation, testing, counseling, selective placement, and retraining may include the cost of tuition, books, and supplies. maintenance allowance not exceeding $25.00 per week during retraining.
Which of the following is not an injury benefit?
Black Lung Benefits Act Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)
The Act provides compensation to coal miners totally disabled by pneumoconiosis, and to survivors of coal miners whose death is related to the disease.
The Federal Black Lung Program is a customer-service program. Principal customers are: coal miners and their survivors representative payees coal mine operators, their insurance carriers and attorneys medical service providers **congressional offices and other government agencies **