Monthly Archives: December 2017

In local news:

Three offshore oil workers filed a lawsuit against units of Royal Dutch Shell and Enbridge, seeking $1 million in damages for injuries they claim stem from a November 8th fire on a U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platform.

In national news:

BLS report shows that fatal work injuries in the United States in 2016 reached their highest level since 2008, with double-digit increases in workplace violence and overdose fatalities.

In safety news:

OSHA and the National Association of Women in Construction recently renewed their alliance to continue promoting safe and healthful working conditions for female construction workers.

In national news:

Women workers have been disproportionately affected by retail sector job losses over the past year, according to new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

In regulatory news:

OSHA will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application until midnight on December 31st, 2017.

In industry news:

The Travelers Companies announced that Brian MacLean, president and chief operating officer, will retire after 30 years with the company, effective March 31st, 2018.

In national news:

The NLRB overturned an Obama-era ruling that had made it easier for unions and workers to pursue companies for the practices of contractors and franchisees.

In medical news:

A new study in Spine found that cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction are two treatments for chronic low back pain that are more cost-effective than usual care alone.