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Updated on Monday, July 16th, 2018 @ 11:54am

J & R Farm Wednesday July 18, 2018

The Safety Council will be meeting at J & R Farm for our monthly meeting The topic will be silo, rescue and safety.  We will meet at 7:30 am and breakfast will be provided as usual. This will involve moving around the farm, so please come prepared for the weather and wear shoes you can walk in. Also, remember to find the sign in sheets for your attendance!

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WIN Chipotle - Stand Down Challenge

What is a Safety Stand-Down? A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention". Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards, can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company's safety policies and goals. It can...

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Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Award Recipients!   The awards are presented as a result of the semi-annual reports that are submitted to the Ohio BWC in January and July. The four separate awards that can be earned include: 100% Award: Presented to each company that has zero injuries or illnesses resulting in a day or more away from work in the previous calendar year. Group Award: Presented to the company with the lowest incident rate in each group. For this award, the groups are divided by...

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Semi-Annual REPORT- July 15, 2018

Semi-Annual reporting will be due July 15, 2018.  Forms can be found under the forms tab of the website.  Please contact 740-393-1111 with questions.

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Silica Standard Update

  OSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry •Originally scheduled to begin June 23, 2017 •Enforcement will now begin Sept. 23, 2017. General Industry and Maritime •June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date.  

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Presumptive Cancer Claims for Firefighters

In January, the Ohio General Assembly approved legislation recognizing cancer as a work-related illness for firefighters in Ohio. This presumptive cancer legislation, effective April 6, 2017, allows firefighters with cancer to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits from BWC.  Learn more...

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Learn How to Save 26% in Rebates

Destination: Excellence Seminars This FREE seminar covers the details of Destination: Excellence, including the benefits, eligibility requirements, implementation and financial incentives for enrollment. Come learn about the valuable complimentary services and resources we offer that help you make your workplace safer and help you reduce your workers' compensation costs.  Learn more...

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More Employers Use Workplace Wellness Programs to Reward Healthy Behavior

As employers pursue effective workplace wellness programs, their embrace of results-based financial incentives and other emerging health management strategies is likely to broaden this year. Twenty-three percent of large employers polled in a survey released in December by Mercer L.L.C. said their wellness programs include incentives tied to an employee's achieving — or at least demonstrating progress toward — a certain health status or biometric reading, up from 20% in 2013. Read...

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NEXT MEETING INFO
J & R Farm
10129 Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon.
Silo, Rescue and Safety
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:30 am- Silo, Rescue and Safety
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