Author Archives: Comp Blog Staff

In neighboring news:

Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, Texas, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers.

In local news:

The DEA reversed an order that halted a Shreveport drug wholesaler’s opioid sales over allegations it failed to report suspiciously large orders by pharmacies for the narcotics.

In national news:

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled for the first time that workers who signed arbitration clauses may not file class action suits to challenge violations of federal labor laws.

In neighboring news:

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is now accepting public comments on proposed rules meant to improve the designated doctor assignment process.

SOS ‘18 Speaker Profile: Trae Jones of Insurity

Louisiana Comp Blog’s upcoming tech conference, Spotlight on Solutions, will bring together various stakeholders in the workers’ comp industry on June 15th in New Orleans to discuss how technology is changing comp and where we’re headed in the age of endless information. Leading up to the conference, this Q&A series will allow attendees to learn more about our presenters and what they have to offer. Trae Jones of Insurity, talks about how his team works to anticipate market trends.

In local news:

A helicopter carrying three people crashed in marshland around Boutte in St. Charles Parish on Sunday morning.

In safety news:

EHS Today published a piece on hearing loss limits, which according to OSHA, are violated in more workplaces than most people think.

In economic news:

In March 2018, a total of 194 areas had jobless rates below the U.S. rate of 4.1 percent, 179 areas had rates above it, and 15 areas had rates equal to that of the nation, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In national news:

NCCI chief actuary Kathy Antonello gave the State of the Line address at NCCI’s Annual Issues Symposium in Orlando yesterday.