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Monthly Archives: January 2017
  • Free Safety Webinar: OSHA Inspections and Citations

    Join attorney Carl Habekost, COSS, COSM, partner at Bugbee & Conkle and Richard Barcum, CIH, CSP, CHMM, principal at Cardinal Compliance Consultants and Buckeye Professional Staffing, LLC for this free 30 minute safety webinar. Learn how to handle OSHA inspections and citations from safety experts in this free webinar on February 16th from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. This is the first event in a new 2017 safety series which will include a full day seminar on October 19, 2017.

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  • Revised OSHA Recordkeeping Regulation

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has amended its recordkeeping regulation, 29 CFR Part 1904, to require many employers to submit OSHA 300 Logs, OSHA 301 forms, and OSHA 300A summaries to the agency electronically. The amendments, which will be published in the Federal Register on May 12, also include provisions designed to prevent employers from retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.

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  • OSHA Has To Prove Its Case

    OSHA has the burden of proof to establish that an employer violated a safety regulation.  In other words, employers are not guilty until proven innocent.
    The elements that OSHA must prove to establish a violation, by a preponderance of the factual evidence, are well established:

    The regulation applies to the safety or health hazard (fall, electrocution, confined space, etc.

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  • What is a VSSR?

    Workers’ compensation is considered an exclusive remedy. The employee cannot sue the employer and the employer cannot deny the claim because of the negligence of the employee. However, in Ohio there is a unique law that allows an employee to make a claim directly against the employer based on a violation of a specific safety requirement (VSSR).

    Ohio uses a carrot and stick approach to encourage employers to maintain safe workplaces.

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  • Medical Marijuana & Your Business: Free Lunch & Learn

    On February 7, 2017 from noon to 1:00 p.m., attorney Mark Barnes will discuss Ohio’s new medical marijuana law as it pertains to employers, at the Swanton Community Center in Swanton, Ohio.  Free lunch will be provided by sponsors Swanton Area Community Coalition, AWAKE Community Coalitions, and HR Systems.  RSVP by February 1, 2017 to 419-261-0155 or ckoch@nullhrsystems.cc.

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