Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Fibromyalgia, cannabis and mental health, and the ongoing Johnson & Johnson case are your headlines for October 2019.
AP is reporting that a Texas oilfield worker in Odessa and his wife have died after being exposed to toxic fumes.
A new study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at NYU College of Global Public Health found that workers in the construction industry were the most likely to use substances, especially marijuana and opioids.
NCCI issued a report on Formulary Implementation and Initial Impacts on Workers’ Compensation.
According to a Florida Office of Insurance Regulation press release, “Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier recently issued an Order on Rate Filing to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) requesting an amended filing to reduce workers’ compensation rates by 7.5 percent for 2020.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a new report on employment characteristics for persons with a disability in 2018.
NCCI released a new episode of its Insights video series. This episode focuses on the October 2019 Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report and more.
According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 19, 2019 dropped to 1,792 from the previous week’s total of 2,069.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced that the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recovered a record $322 million in wages owed to workers in Fiscal Year 2019.