Monthly Archives: May 2016

In safety news:

NIOSH published information about steps employers and safety personnel can take to prevent workplace violence in convenience stores and similar businesses.

In industry news:

RIMS recently advised the risk management community to review and prepare for new rules regarding electronic recordkeeping of workplace injuries.

In editorial news:

Andrea Wells for Insurance Journal’s MyNewMarkets.com addressed growing anxiety about the current stability of the workers’ comp market.

Comp in the Capitol: Adjuster Licensing Bill Signed by the Governor, Fund Regulation Bill Moves

The measure requiring workers’ comp adjusters to be licensed has been signed into law by Governor Edwards, and the bill granting further regulatory authority to the Insurance Commissioner to take control of group self-insurance funds in poor financial shape is close to final passage. The remaining relevant legislation is unlikely to move this Session, as Senator Neil Riser, Chairman of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, stated that he would not call any further meetings.

In legal news:

A Houma seaman who sustained spinal injuries in an alleged workplace accident more than two years ago is seeking $3 million in a new suit after a U.S. District Court judge ruled that his initial claim for damages did not meet requirements.

In continuing news:

Labor unions are trying to gain a foothold among gig economy workers after The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers reached an agreement earlier this month to represent New York Uber drivers.

In medical news:

A new group called the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose (CSOO) is lobbying Congress for comprehensive legislation to curb opioid-related deaths and get more addicts in treatment.