The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS)
by Brenda Martinez Richardson, MS, CRC, PVE, IPEC What is The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS)? The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) is a product of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The ORS is commissioned by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The results are meant to replace the use of Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) classifications […]
Proving PTD in Workers’ Compensation: What Makes a Good Job Search?
by Brenda Martinez Richardson and Tracey Wilkerson What is PTD (Permanent Total Disability)? Permanent total disability (PTD) is the compensation for disability that may be paid to Florida’s injured workers post-MMI (maximum medical improvement). Claimants need to have become permanently and totally disabled, as defined under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, section 440, Fla. Stat. […]