Monthly Archives: October 2018

In safety news:

OSHA is initiating the Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) Program using injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year (CY) 2016.

In industry news:

Workers’ compensation benefits as a share of payroll declined in 2016, continuing a five-year trend, while employer costs as a share of payroll fell for the third straight year, according to a new report from the National Academy of Social Insurance.

In national news:

The number of job openings reached a series high of 7.1 million on the last business day of August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

In industry news:

The outlook for the U.S. property/casualty commercial insurance sector for the next 12 to 18 months remains stable given healthy core earnings and sound balance sheets in the view of analysts at Moody’s Investors Service.