Monthly Archives: December 2017

In local news:

Beginning in January, job seekers in South Louisiana can take advantage of a new program designed to usher participants into electrical line maintenance careers in six months or less.

In neighboring news:

Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner, Ryan Brannan, has lifted a bulletin that had guidance on deadlines and procedures for insurance carriers in response to Hurricane Harvey.

In medical news:

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s committee will present ways to lower pharmaceutical drug prices to Congress today.

In tech news:

Mitchell recently coordinated with Risk & Insurance magazine to survey U.S. professionals in the workers’ compensation industry to gauge their views on which technologies they believe will have the greatest impact.

In national news:

Florida is again considering expanding workers’ comp coverage to PTSD for first responders in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

In economic news:

A total of 163.6 million people worked at some point during 2016, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In local news:

Patrick F. Robinson, former Director of the Office of Workers’ Compensation, was hired by Allen & Gooch.

In other local news:

Trent Bondy, Vice President and Sales Manager of LUBA Workers’ Comp, was named a Top 40 Under 40 honoree by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.

In regulatory news:

President Trump’s nominee to head OSHA addressed jail time for safety violators, regulations, making citations public and more at his confirmation hearing before a U.S. Senate committee.