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What Is The LCI (Louisiana Construction and Industry Self-Insurers Fund)?

The Louisiana Construction and Industry Self-Insurers Fund, or the LCI, is a group self-insurance fund in Louisiana, regulated by the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The LCI provides workers’ compensation coverage for thousands of small and medium sized businesses. Along with workers’ compensation, the organization offers services to various policyholders and agents in Louisiana, and these services can include any administrative tasks, underwriting, claims, and audits. Small businesses in Louisiana should know all their options when it comes to workers’ compensation, and LCI serves as a helpful and successful choice. What Are the LCI’s Benefits? The LCI can help business owners have access to crucial resources to help build their companies and make them stronger. Every policy offers dependable coverage, an interest-free payment plan, Active Loss Control (confirmation that your business is classified for risk assessment), claims management, and easy online bill pay. The LCI also offers free workshops that cover…
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Does the Oil and Gas Industry Lead the US in Severe Injuries?

Recently, the Energy & Environment News (E&E News) website, which covers energy industry news, published numbers from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) concerning severe oil and gas worker injuries. According to the OSHA data, from 2015-2016, there were more severe injuries in the oil and gas industry than in any other field in the US. What Does OSHA Consider to Be a Severe Injury? Per OSHA standards, severe injuries include any injury that leads to hospitalization or loss of a limb. This can range from serious burn injuries to broken bones to traumatic brain injuries. Of the oil and gas worker injuries OSHA’s findings were based on, the most common injuries were amputations, which mostly involved the loss of fingers or fingertips. Following that, the next most common injury was a broken leg. As for causes of oil and gas worker injuries, most occurred because a body part,…
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Do Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs Have a Bolt Failure Problem?

Could the next Deepwater Horizon disaster happen because the oil and gas industry failed to solve its oil rig bolt failure problem? According to a report in Environment & Energy, a website that covers news within the energy industry, the oil rig bolt failure issue was first discovered in 2012, but the oil and gas industry, as well as safety regulators, still have not fixed the problem. What’s Wrong with Bolts on Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs? The incident in 2012 involved two components of an oil rig’s blowout preventer separating during drilling. The blowout preventer is an important piece of safety equipment. It is held together by 36 steel bolts that are 9 inches long and 2 inches thick. During the incident in 2012, all 36 bolts cracked off, which enabled 400 barrels of drilling fluids to spill into the Gulf of Mexico. Following an investigation, the bolts were…
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