Monthly Archives: August 2018

In national news:

BLS: In 2016, musculoskeletal disorders involving the back accounted for 38.5 percent of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

In local news:

In a new ranking of each state’s economy by financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St., Louisiana comes in at 48th – behind even Mississippi and better than only Alaska and West Virginia.

In research news:

The new Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers’ latest Commercial Property/Casualty Market Index Survey reveals that the trend of increasing commercial insurance premiums that began in the fourth quarter of 2017 continued last quarter – except for workers’ comp.

In local news:

Former OWC Director L. Wes Hataway, of Baton Rouge; and Michael E. Danahay, of Sulpher were appointed to the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council.

In medical news:

The Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured in the U.S. next year.

In national news:

Some employers are speaking out against OSHA’s “name and shame” policy, which has persisted under the Trump administration’s Department of Labor.

In national news:

A new report indicates that new cases of black lung disease have been steadily rising since the 1990s, especially in Appalachian regions.