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  • Happy Holidays from Bugbee & Conkle

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

    Manor Care, a self-insured employer, paid and continues to pay permanent total disability (“PTD”) compensation to two claimants, beginning in the mid-1990s.  The claimants also received Disabled Worker Relief Fund (“DWRF”) benefits, which is a benefit designed to supplement the monthly income of PTD recipients, whose combined PTD benefits and social security disability compensation fall below the minimum set forth in R.C. 4123.413.

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

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