Monthly Archives: November 2017

In national news:

Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma is proposing a global settlement in an attempt to end state investigations and lawsuits (including several in Louisiana) over the U.S. opioid epidemic.

In national news:

The federal government has paid more than $17 million in taxpayer money over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment, overtime pay disputes and other workplace violations filed by employees of Congress.

In national news:

The U.S. Department of Labor, under DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta, has released its five-year strategic plan including OSHA’s strategic objectives for the next four years.

In tech news:

A new study from EMPLOYERS found that nearly one in four (23 percent) small business owners believe more online or self-service tools would enable their carrier to provide a better policyholder experience.

In safety news:

OSHA has released four new fact sheets on protecting workers from common hazards found in the shipyard and maritime industries.

In economic news:

Among the 23 occupational groups, 6 had at least 64,000 injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work in private industry in 2016, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In national news:

A new piece in Business Insurance looks into toxic water and how its dangers can affect employees long after professional cleanup ends.