The 2018 Regular Legislative Session began on March 12th at noon. New bills have been added to this list including one that would make changes to medical examinations and one that would add new conditions to Louisiana’s existing medical marijuana program.
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.
NCCI has announced the launch of its Plug In & Power Up initiative.
RIMS announced the University of Wisconsin-Madison student team as the winners of the 2018 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge.
Average hourly earnings increased 2.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2017 to March 2018, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
EHS Today announced a new webinar entitled Safengagement.
A.M. BestTV is reporting from the RIMS 2018 conference in San Antonio.
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.
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.
Former Police Superintendent of New Orleans Ronal Serpas penned an editorial for The Hill about drug policy in the face of the opioid crisis.