Costs per claim and other metrics of 18 state workers’ compensation systems, including Louisiana, are analyzed in depth in a series of studies, CompScope™ Benchmarks, 19th Edition, released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
NCCI released a new Insights report on marijuana legalization in its various forms around the country.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative will take place Saturday, April 27th.
The Louisiana House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee considered HB285 by Rep. Robert Billiot on Thursday morning. Immediately after, Senate Labor considered bills on the minimum wage and a PTSD presumption for first responders.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report on the projected growth of safety occupations from 2016-2026.
OSHA is joining with occupational safety organizations for the 6th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, May 6-10, 2019.
The National Employment Law Project released a position paper in which it argues that continuing along the path of regional/state-based minimum wage will result in artificially low wages in several sectors.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Workplace yoga, kratom, and illegal online sales of opioids are your headlines for April 2019.