Sec. 31-283g. Education services for employees concerning the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries. The Workers’ Compensation Commission shall provide, in convenient locations throughout the state, education services to employees concerning the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries, training for nonmanagement employees in workers’ compensation procedures and substantive rights, information to employers concerning known and suspected workplace hazards and training and information for medical professionals in workers’ compensation procedures, standards and requirements. The chairman shall be provided with sufficient staff to assist him in the performance of his duties. The chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Commission may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.
(P.A. 82-94, S. 1, 3; P.A. 90-116, S. 4; P.A. 91-32, S. 6, 41; 91-339, S. 10, 55; P.A. 95-265, S. 2, 7.)
History: P.A. 82-94, S. 1, effective July 1, 1983; P.A. 90-116 added the provision of training and information for medical professionals in workers’ compensation among the division’s responsibilities; P.A. 91-32 designated existing section as Subsec. (a), made technical changes and added Subsec. (b) re method of financing costs of division of worker education; P.A. 91-339 added requirement that the director report to the chairman of the workers’ compensation commission, deleted Subsec. (b) re method of financing division operating expenses and programs and made technical changes; P.A. 95-265 eliminated the Division of Worker Education and the full-time salaried director, effective July 1, 1995.