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  • Ohio BWC Updates – Docket Expansion and New Administrator

    Industrial Commission to Expand Hearing Docket in December
    Beginning on Monday, December 14, 2020, the Ohio Industrial Commission will begin adding a 4:00pm hour to some dockets to more efficiently eliminate the backlog of claims that has developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Machine Guarding Citations and OSHA’s Burden Of Proof

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    The Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission (OSHRC) rendered 2 decisions recently on the issue of machine guarding under 29 C.F.R. 1910.212(a)(1).

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  • Update on OSHA COVID-19 Citations

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    On October 23, 2020, OSHA announced that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic it has cited 112 employers for violations relating to COVID-19 resulting in proposed penalties of $1,603,544.

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  • Deer Season and Driving Safety

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    You know what time of the year it is? No, not Halloween! It is deer season! The 2019 statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol reveal over 19,000 motor vehicle accidents related to deer on the roads. Of those, there were 4 fatalities and nearly 1,000 serious injuries as a result of the crashes.

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  • OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Rules

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    The states of Virginia and Michigan have recently enacted emergency rules designed to protect workers from risks associated with COVID-19.  Both Virginia and Michigan operate state-approved OSHA programs.

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  • Ohio Supreme Court Denies Self-Insured Employer Reimbursement of Underpaid PTD Compensation from Overpayment of DWRF BenefitsRead more

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  • The Path Forward: Legal & Safety Considerations to Prepare Your Workplace for Return Amid the COVID-19 PandemicRead more

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