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Updated on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 @ 11:40am

Meeting Change for November

Safety Council November meeting will be November 28th instead of the 21st. There will be no meeting in Decemeber.

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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

Our Monthly Meeting

October 17, 2018

Will be at The Glenn A. Gallager Centre

1451 Gambier Road

Mount Vernon

7:30 am

Breakfast will be provided.

Topic will be on:

ADA in the Workplace

Speaker: Zachary DiMarco. Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd.

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