Category Archives: Bulletin

In local news:

A recent interesting decision in the Third Circuit determined that LWCC was not responsible for costs associated with a borrowed employee’s injuries sustained in Mexico while “deer netting” in a company helicopter.

In medical news:

FDA advisors voted 22-1 against approval of an abuse-deterrent formulation of extended-release oxycodone that was pitched as being an improvement on OxyContin.

In local news:

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has partnered with Ochsner Health System to provide specialized training and employment opportunities for veterans with qualified military specialties looking to continue their careers in healthcare.

In national news:

Two officials with Team Work Ready have been ordered to federal prison for conspiracy, health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.

In neighboring news:

A Texas appeals court reversed a $43 million injury award for a man whose leg was amputated in an industrial accident, saying his injuries were covered under workers’ compensation.

In neighboring news:

OSHA has cited a South Florida utility company and related contracting company after the agency’s investigation into the deaths of three workers who succumbed to toxic gases in a manhole on January 16th, 2017.

In economic news:

New Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers reveal that more manufacturing industries saw multifactor productivity growth over the long term than the short term.

In local news:

Business Facilities has ranked LED FastStart® as the nation’s No. 1 state workforce training program for a record eight years in a row.