A steel wire manufacturer in Arkansas exposed workers to lead and amputation hazards resulting in $76,000 in OSHA fines.
The 2015 Legislative Session is entering its third week, and the filing deadline came and went last Wednesday with no bombshell filings in the comp department. Last Thursday, the Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) considered four of the key measures on our tracking list. Every Monday throughout the session, which is slated to end on June 11th, Louisiana Comp Blog will keep you up to date on the complete list of bills we are tracking, and the latest developments.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed legislation last week that prohibits cities and towns from regulating oil and natural gas drilling operations.
A Dollar Tree store in Houston has been hit with $116,200 in OSHA penalties for two repeated and four serious violations.
Helios Government Affairs released a comp legislative trends report.
The Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) meeting yesterday included a preliminary vote on the current crop of workers’ comp-related bills that have been filed for this Legislative Session. SB256, the bill that would institute a closed formulary for drugs prescribed in the workers’ compensation system across the state, dominated most of the conversation, but three other major bills were also considered.
Express Scripts released its 2014 Workers’ Compensation Drug Trends Report.
The NFL won final court approval of a $765 million settlement of ex-player head-injury claims.
SIIA announced a multi-media presentation focused on helping SIG trustees better understand self-insured workers’ compensation programs and their specific governance role.
TransCanada Corp. is considering methods to transfer Canadian crude to Louisiana refineries.