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April 2015 Archives

Preventing work-related hearing loss in Louisiana

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hearing loss is a prevalent health condition suffered by older people in Louisiana and around the country. Statistics have revealed that 24 percent of employed people who have suffered hearing losses did so as a result of workplace noise exposures. All together, 11 percent of the workforce has suffered hearing losses.

Construction trends could lead to more injury

Louisiana workers may have heard about a scaffolding accident that recently took place in North Carolina and which left three workers dead and a fourth badly injured. The accident took place when a scaffold on a construction site collapsed and fell. The incident serves as an example of numerous current trends in the construction industry.

Closed formulary bill may reduce medication access

On April 3, a Louisiana lawmaker filed a bill that would combat overutilization of opioids by implementing a closed drug formulary. Essentially, closed formularies would require proof that non-formulary medications are absolutely needed before they can be prescribed to injured workers.

Responsibility of an employer in workplace accidents

As Louisiana workers may know, an employer has the responsibility to provide a safe workplace for employees. To meet these requirements, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides standards that help employers meet their obligations. In addition, depending on the number of people a firm employs, the employer might be required to have workers' compensation insurance.