Monthly Archives: January 2019

In industry news:

A new study found that, when used alongside clinic-based physical therapy (PT), telerehab can accelerate workers’ return to work for modified duty by as much as 10 weeks.

In tech news:

An insurtech company called Avinew has already attracted $5 million in seed funding for its technology.

In regulatory news:

The Department of Labor has released updates to penalties under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

In industry news:

Experts from Rising Medical Solutions’ sixth annual Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study will share 2018 research results in an upcoming webinar.

In tech news:

eSafety Systems, Inc. announced a release of an upgrade to its Company’s Risk Assessment & Mitigation Program (RAMP™) framework and platform.

In local news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Bagwell Energy Services CEO Rodger Bagwell announced the company will create 150 new jobs in the next five years and make a $2.5 million capital investment at its Port of Delcambre fabrication center in Iberia Parish.

In safety news:

To protect worker privacy, OSHA has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) to OSHA each year.