In local news:

The rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private sector employers improved in 2015 to the best level in 14 years, according to a federal Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. The survey showed Louisiana improved to 1.9 incidents per 100 full-time workers, down from 2.0 in 2014. The national average was 3.0. Louisiana ranked first among 41 participating states, trailing only the District of Columbia for the rate of non-fatal, workplace-related injuries and illnesses. Louisiana has continuously been below the national average since OSHA revised its record-keeping rules in 2002.

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