The Teddy Awards are named after President Theodore Roosevelt

Risk & Insurance magazine is calling for nominations for the “Teddy Award,” which honors a company and a government or nonprofit organization for its efforts to reduce the number and cost of injuries to workers on-the-job.

The magazine explains that in 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt introduced and promoted the first important piece of workers’ compensation legislation to become law.  The law, known as the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, covered workers in hazardous industries and employees of common carriers.  The law prompted a movement among the states to enact their own workers’ compensation statutes, which formed the foundation of our modern day system.  The deadline  for the nominations is July 15, 2008. 

 

More information on the awards can be found at: 

http://www.riskandinsurance.com/story.jsp?storyId=15467901

Details on how to enter the competition can be found at: http://www.riskandinsurance.com/userpdfs/2008RooseveltAwardInstructions.rtf . 

The competition is sponsored by Specialty Risk Services.

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