Author Archives: Comp Blog Staff

In safety news:

OSHA will hold the second of two meetings August 28th, 2017, in New Orleans, to continue the discussion on the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs.

In medical news:

New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that as many as four out of five people who sought prescriptions for medical marijuana did so for pain management, but evidence remains limited.

In economic news:

From the second quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017, productivity increased 1.2 percent, reflecting a 2.7-percent increase in output and a 1.5-percent increase in hours worked, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In industry news:

Travelers recently reported a 30 percent reduction in the use of opioids among its more than 500,000 claimants since 2015.

In local news:

LWCC recently announced the promotion of Brent Toups as vice president of policyholder services and agency relations.

In neighboring news:

A Grand Prairie, Texas, man pleaded guilty to a scheme he ran to fraudulently obtain more than $26 million from the DOL Office of Worker’s Compensation Program.