Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Traumatic injuries and social acuity, obesity and opioids, and doctor’s notes are your headlines for June 2019.
The United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General issued a report earlier this month which found that the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program has not sufficiently responded to the opioid crisis.
A new report from the National Employment Law Project found that the federal government has sharply increased spending to outsource work to temp agencies under the Trump administration, more than doubling the amount spent on temporary help services in the past two years.
Genex announced the three winners of its annual Heart of Case Management Awards.
OSHA has cited Southern Tire Mart LLC – based in Columbia, Mississippi – for failing to protect employees from serious safety hazards after a worker suffered fatal injuries while attempting to mount a monster truck tire rim at the company’s retreading facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
New research from the University of Oxford shows that the common nerve pain drug gabapentin (Lyrica) may increase users’ risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries and car accidents, especially in young people.
Mitchell’s VP of Government Affairs, Brian Allen produced a video with Mitchell in which he discusses the current landscape of legislative changes across the country.
EHS Today is holding a free webinar June 20th: Don’t Let Your Supply Chain Put You at Risk.