Monthly Archives: May 2019

In national news:

NIOSH released a new study assessing the impact of overdoses in the workplace. The study, published online in Injury Prevention, describes drug overdose deaths of workers occurring in US workplaces between 2011-2016.

In safety news:

OSHA has cited Houston-based Custom Rubber Products LLC for failing to properly guard machinery and exposing employees to severe injury and amputation hazards.

In industry news:

Aon’s 2019 Global Risk Management Survey shows that economic slowdown and corporate reputation in the social media age are the top two respondent concerns.

In local news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Delek US President and CEO Uzi Yemin announced the energy company will invest $150 million to enhance its refinery in Krotz Springs, Louisiana, via a series of projects over the next five years.

In economic news:

Since 2010, a total of 21 states set historic lows in their unemployment rates, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In safety news:

At the U.S. Department of Labor’s second annual Tech Day, held on May 16th, OSHA was one of several federal agencies that displayed cutting-edge technology they use to support their missions.