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  • BWC Approves 10% Rate Reduction Amid Declining Injury Trends

    On Friday, August 21, 2020 BWC Board of Directors approved a 10% rate cut amounting to $14.8 million less in BWC premiums for Ohio public employers. The reduction was made possible by declining injury trends and relatively low medical inflation costs. The 10% reduction represents an average statewide change to premiums and does not include costs related to the administrative cost fund or other funds BWC administers.

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  • BWC To Ship 23 Million More Masks To Employers

    The Board met virtually on August 21, 2020 and approved Governor DeWine’s request to send another round of face coverings to employers to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The BWC shipped 20.6 million masks to 197,000 Ohio employers as part of their Protecting Ohio’s Workforce — We’ve Got You Covered campaign. BWC will begin sending approximately 23 million masks to employers this fall, who will not be billed for the items.

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  • Ohio Employers May Receive Checks in October if BWC approves Governor DeWine’s $1.5 Billion Request

    The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors will vote at its monthly virtual meeting Sept. 25th on Governor Mike DeWine’s proposal to send Ohio employers up to $1.5 billion in dividends to ease the impact of COVID-19 on Ohio’s economy and business community. If approved, the dividend would be the second one this year to ease the pandemic’s impact.

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  • OSHA Updates and Hot Topics

    By: Carl E. Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    COVID-19 and OSHA Reporting Requirements
    Under 29 C.F.R. 1904.39(b)(6), all employers are required to contact OSHA to report certain types of injuries and illnesses.  The reporting requirement is in addition to recordability requirements.

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  • New OSHA Beryllium Standard for General Industry

    By: Donald Elswick, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT
    Elsmart Associates
    elsmart0101@nullgmail.com
    A final rule issued by OSHA revises the agency’s beryllium standard for general industry. The changes affect provisions for methods of compliance, personal protective clothing and equipment, hygiene areas and practices, housekeeping, medical surveillance, hazard communication, and recordkeeping.

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