The CDC is focusing the majority of its $6.2 billion 2016 budget on emergent domestic issues, including opioid abuse.
The Tennessee Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation unanimously decided not to recommend a bill that would allow employers to opt out of the workers’ comp system.
Georgia is close to approving a medical marijuana bill that could get to the Governor’s desk as early as next week.
In a new report, The Hartford and disability experts at the University of Kansas found that 80 percent of people with disabilities achieved their career goals at an acceptable level or higher when they had individualized support from employers.
Released nearly concurrently with the deeply critical “Demolition of Workers’ Comp” ProPublica/NPR report, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a special report entitled “Adding Inequality to Injury: the Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job.” Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to local attorneys on both the claimant and carrier/employer side to get their thoughts about the “failures” of reform and the “roadblocks” OSHA identifies.
Baton Rouge-based Performance Contractors has been awarded the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance’s top award for safety.
Texas had the greatest number of work zone vehicular crashes by far last year, according to Texas Department of Transportation data released yesterday.
A joint Texas Tribune/Houston Chronicle investigation assesses the tenth anniversary of the fiery explosion at BP’s Texas City refinery that killed 15 workers in 2005 and injured about 180 others in the surrounding area.
A decision out of the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal (Gretna) held last week that the workers’ comp judge was correct in determining that a report authored by a UR physician who is not licensed in Louisiana is not “competent evidence.” We spoke to Greg Unger, the attorney representing the claimant, plus several other local comp experts, to get their take on the case.
New research in the Journal of Clinical Psychology has found that for every dollar spent on treating depression, almost five dollars is spent on the treatment and workplace costs of related medical conditions.