Monthly Archives: March 2018

In national news:

The Drug Enforcement Administration recently announced that it will add 250 task force officers and dozens of additional analysts to areas across America where the opioid crisis is at its worst.

In national news:

A new piece in EHS Today addresses how to keep workers safe in the poorly-regulated cannabis industry through the lens of a new review of safety issues in Colorado’s cannabis industry, published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

In neighboring news:

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation has set the workers’ comp interest/discount rate for April 1st through June 30th, 2018, at 5.58 percent.

In industry news:

NCCI recently released a new research brief, “Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers Compensation,” that examines the interplay between SSDI and WC benefits through detailed state examples.

In local news:

AMERISAFE announced yesterday that it will release its 2018 first quarter financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 after the market closes.

“A Lot of Momentum,” Gov. Edwards Gives Optimistic Speech on Final Day of 2018 Labor Summit

Governor John Bel Edwards gave an impassioned speech to 2018 Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) Labor Summit attendees on Friday, March 24th, lauding Louisiana’s unemployment numbers, but encouraging public servants and citizens generally not to forget how far Louisiana must go to create equitable employment opportunities for all.

In local news:

Governor Edwards issued a statement admonishing lawmakers for failing to pass a measure (HB578) addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

In national news:

New Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers reveal that in 2017, the 50 million women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median weekly earnings of $770, while their 63 million male counterparts had median weekly earnings of $941.

In medical news:

The FDA said in a statement that it is issuing a critical policy document that addresses how a bulk substances list for compound drugs will be formulated, and what bulk drug substances the outsourcing facilities can use to compound drugs.