Monthly Archives: July 2015

Women in Comp: Janelle Frost

This month’s Women in Comp featured executive is Janelle Frost, Chief Executive Officer at the publicly-traded, DeRidder-based AMERISAFE Inc. Frost recently earned the top job after spending nearly her entire career at every level of AMERISAFE’s operations and she is the first woman to hold the position. The secret to her success? Letting opportunity find you.

In neighboring news:

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that the estate of a woman who died of a heart attack on the job cannot sue her former employer for false imprisonment and emotional distress.

In local economic news:

Louisiana’s economic dependence on energy, mining and agriculture means the state is among ten in the U.S. expected to be hit hardest by the recent downturn in commodities.

In international news:

Teva Pharmaceuticals, an Israeli company, announced today that it will acquire the generic drug division of Allergan for $40.5 billion in cash and stock.

In neighboring news:

OSHA cited Houston-based Hassell Construction for 16 safety violations, including six “egregious willful” violations related to cave-in risks and injuries.

In local news:

The OWC published two Notices of Intent in the July Louisiana Register addressing rules for reporting judicial misconduct and a medical e-billing deadline.

In safety news:

OSHA slapped Cotton Commercial USA Inc. in Katy, Texas with $362,500 in fines after the company denied a worker’s request for a safety harness, among other “willful egregious” violations.