Monthly Archives: September 2017

In safety news:

OSHA formed an alliance with the National Grain and Feed Association with the goal of protecting the safety and health of workers in the grain handling industry.

In regulatory news:

FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb issued an announcement about the agency’s continued efforts to encourage the adoption of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction.

In economic news:

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and the District of Columbia from August 2016 to August 2017, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In national news:

Experts say that employers should continue to work under Obama-era guidance regarding workplace violence, as the Trump administration has not rescinded it.

In regulatory news:

OSHA and the American Chemistry Council have teamed up to promote safety around the raw materials used during the production process of polyurethane.

In medical news:

Sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression and catastrophizing about pain can contribute to lingering pain after total knee arthroplasty.

In continuing news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Department of Health will utilize new and expanded federal grants to fight opioid abuse across the state.