Roundup: BRAC awards / Louisiana workplace injuries / Insurance commissioner race

Nominate: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is accepting nominations for its annual awards, which will be presented at its Shareholders’ Meeting on March 27 at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Multiplex. Nominees for the Community Champion Award and Business Excellence Award must be BRAC investors. Details and the nomination form are available online here. The nomination period will close Friday, February 22. See BRAC’s announcement.

Safety first: According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, Louisiana remains one of the safest states in which to work. Louisiana in 2017 remained steady at 1.9 safety incidents per 100 full-time equivalent workers, the same rate as reported in 2016. The national average was 2.8. Louisiana had the lowest incidence rate among 41 participating states, trailing only the District of Columbia for the rate of nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses. Read the full report from the Louisiana Workforce Commission.  

Off to the races: Republican Tim Temple announced Tuesday he will run for Louisiana Insurance Commissioner on the Oct. 12 ballot, seeking to oust GOP incumbent Jim Donelon. Temple, who lives in Baton Rouge, has worked in family-owned insurance businesses and currently is president of a family-owned real estate management company. Donelon, a former lawmaker, has been insurance commissioner since 2006. Read the full story.

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