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Monthly Archives: June 2014
  • Court Of Appeals Finds There Must Be Evidence Of Pre-Existing Condition For Substantial Aggravation Claim To Be Compensable

    On June 9, 2014, the 12th District Court of Appeals decided Briggs v. Franklin Pre-Release Center, 12th App. No. CA2013-10-035, 2014-Ohio-2477.  Briggs stands for the proposition that to participate in the workers’ compensation law for substantial aggravation of a pre-existing condition, there must be some evidence the alleged condition pre-existed the injury.

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  • New Interactive Training Tool Highlights Hazard Identification

    OSHA has announced a new interactive web-based tool designed to assist small businesses with identifying and correcting workplace hazards. “Hazard Identification” is critical in creating a safe workplace. This new tool allows employers as well as employees to explore the process of identifying workplace hazards and to address these hazards with practical and effective solutions. For more information, see the press release issued June 10, 2014.

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  • Commission Launches Mobile Version of its Website

    The Commission announced it has launched a mobile version of its website.  The mobile version is limited to a page, which provides contact information for the Commission’s regional offices.  The Commission will provide more content in the future.  In the interim, users may continue to view the full site on mobile devices.  Click here to read more.

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  • Updated Self-Insured Claims Guide Now Available

    The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has published an updated Procedural Guide for Self-Insured Claims Administration.  To view the Guide click here.  The new guide contains hyperlinks to the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Administrative Code and Bureau forms used in claims management.

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  • Industrial Commission Hearing Officers Implicated in “Questionable Gathering”

    The Inspector General of Ohio investigated the conduct of several Cleveland hearing officers attending a party at Maumee Bay State last Fall during the Commission’s State Hearing Officer’s Meeting.  Allegedly, the party was hosted by a law firm, which represented claimants before the Commission.  There are allegations the party including nude women and alcoholic beverages.

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  • Ohio House Bill 606 Seeks to Provide Immunity to Essential Workers Who Transmit COVID-19Read more

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