Monthly Archives: June 2016

In safety news:

A new survey from Aon Risk Solutions found that the success of ergonomics programs is measured by lagging indicators such as incident rates, but ergonomics professionals would like to see an evolution toward the use of leading indicators.

In national news:

New York Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law that takes aim at the state’s opioid problem, with changes that include limiting initial prescriptions to seven days.

In medical news:

Insurance Journal published a report on the difficulty of finding alternatives to opioids through the story of an injured worker who suffered extensive injuries to his neck after a fall.

In local news:

Jury selection began this week for what is expected to be a long and complicated trial over the deaths of three Louisiana workers at an offshore oil rig in 2012.

In national news:

The Work Loss Data Institute’s Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) were dropped from the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (

In industry news:

WorkCompCentral is soliciting nominations for its 5th Annual Comp Laude™ Awards, recognizing excellence in the workers’ compensation community.

Insurity Purchases Tropics in an Effort to Move into Niche Workers’ Comp Software Space

Last week, Insurity Inc. and Tropics Software Technologies Inc. announced that they were joining forces. Based in Sarasota, Florida, Tropics will now operate as “Tropics, an Insurity company” under the terms of the deal. We spoke with Trae Jones, director of sales and marketing at Tropics, and Lani Cathey, vice president at Insurity, to learn more about the deal and how they expect it to make a splash in the workers’ comp tech market.