Monthly Archives: July 2018

In local news:

Beth D. Drury, of Houma, was appointed to the Louisiana Licensed Professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Board of Examiners.

In industry news:

To further support the exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices in risk management, RIMS has launched Mentor Match.

In safety news:

OSHA has cited Berry Marble Company Inc. (doing business as U.S. Granite) for exposing employees to machine hazards.

In local news:

Darrick Lee, a licensed attorney in both Louisiana and Texas, has been appointed to the position of Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration (OWCA) Fraud Manager.

In economic news:

In March 2018, 69 percent of private industry workers had access to employer-sponsored medical benefits, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In industry news:

A new article published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) emphasizes what must be done to address demographic trends leading to an aging workforce.

In local news:

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DOC) has received official approval from the State Apprenticeship Council to establish a welder/fitter Registered Apprenticeship Program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

In regulatory news:

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular individual by removing provisions of the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule.