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A Thank You to Louisiana Comp Blog Readers

Since Louisiana Comp Blog launched in 2014 under the auspices of LCI Workers’ Comp, we have published 4,457 individual posts and covered numerous and varied industry conferences, regulatory events, and committee meetings, seeking to keep our readers informed of developments in the world of workers’ compensation across Louisiana and the region.

In safety news:

Preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that the Baton Rouge metropolitan statistical area (MSA) has set another nonfarm employment record at 415,200 jobs for November 2019.

In economic news:

A recent Beyond the Numbers report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics looks at teacher’s job requirements, employer costs, and benefits.

In tech news:

The latest episode of AM BestTV features a discussion of web-based software and how it is transforming insurers’ business. 

In safety news:

OSHA updated its Winter Weather web page with preparation tips for working outside in cold conditions around the country.

In local news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Supreme Rice President and CEO Bobby Hanks announced a $20 million expansion of the rice mill’s facilities in Crowley, Louisiana.

In medical news:

The FDA has announced the Compounding Quality Center of Excellence – an initiative designed to enhance collaboration among and provide educational programs for outsourcing facilities aimed at improving the overall quality of compounded medicines. 

In neighboring news:

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that a Houston medical facility pled guilty in a Travis County District Court to workers’ compensation fraud and was ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution.