Monthly Archives: April 2018

In neighboring news:

The Insurance Council of Texas says that even after five years of investigations, no one has yet been charged for a Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people in West, Texas.

In industry news:

RIMS announced the University of Wisconsin-Madison student team as the winners of the 2018 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge.

In economic news:

Average hourly earnings increased 2.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2017 to March 2018, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

SOS ’18 Speaker Profile: Dr. Fraser Gaspar of ReedGroup

Louisiana Comp Blog’s upcoming tech conference, Spotlight on Solutions, will bring together various stakeholders in the workers’ comp industry on June 15th in New Orleans to discuss how technology is changing comp and where we’re headed in the age of endless information. Leading up to the conference, this Q&A series will allow attendees to learn more about our presenters and what they have to offer. Below, Dr. Fraser Gaspar, epidemiologist with ReedGroup in Colorado, talks about his background and how tech can encourage collaboration in problem-solving.

In national news:

As part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s ongoing efforts to encourage occupational licensing reform, the Department announced $7.5 million in funds to help review and streamline occupational licensing rules.

In national news:

Former Police Superintendent of New Orleans Ronal Serpas penned an editorial for The Hill about drug policy in the face of the opioid crisis.