Monthly Archives: December 2016

In regulatory news:

The EPA has finalized a rule amending its Risk Management Program regulations to reduce the likelihood of accidental releases at chemical facilities.

In economic news:

U.S. refineries are facing a labor shortage for deferred maintenance, now that oil prices are experienced a tepid rebound.

David Bondy on LASIE’s 25th Anniversary and Founding

The Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE) celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. After a quarter century of evolving service to the self-insured community across the state – and a recent expansion beyond self-insured workers’ compensation to all lines of self-insurance – the organization is reflecting on itself and the future. Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to founding member David Bondy, President and CEO of LUBA Workers’ Comp, to get his perspective on where LASIE has been and where it’s going now.

In regulatory news:

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels has appointed Kelly Knighton as the new administrator of the agency’s Dallas regional office.

In national news:

The federal court case brought by 38 former National Football League players seeking to force the NFL to recognize chronic traumatic encephalopathy as a covered disease under workers’ compensation has been withdrawn.

In neighboring news:

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled late last week in a split opinion that the three year timeline to file a workers’ comp claim in the state will stand.

In regulatory news:

OSHA on Monday issued a final rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness.