Monthly Archives: November 2017

In tech news:

A new study from EMPLOYERS found that nearly one in four (23 percent) small business owners believe more online or self-service tools would enable their carrier to provide a better policyholder experience.

In safety news:

OSHA has released four new fact sheets on protecting workers from common hazards found in the shipyard and maritime industries.

In economic news:

Among the 23 occupational groups, 6 had at least 64,000 injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work in private industry in 2016, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In national news:

A new piece in Business Insurance looks into toxic water and how its dangers can affect employees long after professional cleanup ends.

In safety news:

OSHA issued a final rule that sets November 10th, 2018, as the date employers in the construction industry must comply with a requirement for crane operator certification.

In medical news:

The FDA granted a new indication to an electric stimulation device for use in helping to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

In local news:

New data from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy show there are fewer opioids being prescribed since Medicaid expansion began in July 2016.