Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Digital pills, more opioid lawsuits, and a follow up to the Kaiser Health News “liquid gold” investigation are your headlines moving into the New Year.
Three offshore oil workers filed a lawsuit against units of Royal Dutch Shell and Enbridge, seeking $1 million in damages for injuries they claim stem from a November 8th fire on a U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platform.
BLS report shows that fatal work injuries in the United States in 2016 reached their highest level since 2008, with double-digit increases in workplace violence and overdose fatalities.
OSHA and the National Association of Women in Construction recently renewed their alliance to continue promoting safe and healthful working conditions for female construction workers.
Women workers have been disproportionately affected by retail sector job losses over the past year, according to new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
OSHA will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application until midnight on December 31st, 2017.
The Travelers Companies announced that Brian MacLean, president and chief operating officer, will retire after 30 years with the company, effective March 31st, 2018.
The NLRB overturned an Obama-era ruling that had made it easier for unions and workers to pursue companies for the practices of contractors and franchisees.
MedRisk has released its 2017 Industry Trends Report.
A new study in Spine found that cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction are two treatments for chronic low back pain that are more cost-effective than usual care alone.