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New Ohio law legalizing medical marijuana raising many workplace questions

Governor John Kasich just signed HB523 which “authorizes the use of marijuana for medical purposes” in the state of Ohio. This law creates the ability for licensed physicians to issue prescriptions for marijuana. While it’s likely to be a year or two before the entire system and providers are in place, it’s already raising a number Read More

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Ohio Employers: If you had a workers’ comp claim in 2014, you need to complete your safety training by June 30th

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has identified a set of rules within the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). According to OAC code 4123-17-68, if an employer that participates in the group rating or group retrospective rating plan sustains a claim within the “green period,” the employer shall complete either of the following: The bureau’s Read More

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American Medical Association Supports Disease Classification For Obesity

The American Medical Association officially endorsed recognizing obesity as a disease, a move member physicians hope will spur better reimbursement for treating overweight Americans and create better health outcomes. Doctors, meeting for the AMA’s annual meeting, said such an endorsement would lead to greater investments and potentially health insurance coverage specifically for a diagnosis that Read More

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Ohio BWC SafetyGRANT$

By tripling Ohio’s Safety and Wellness Grant program from $5 million to $15 million, Ohio’s safety grant program has proven effective.  According to BWC, companies that received grants decreased their claims frequency by 66% and claims costs per full time employee by 86%. BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer said the proposal places a strong emphasis on Read More

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Are You Ready for OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements? – WEBINAR

The 2012 calendar year is coming to a close and under OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations, some employers are required to calculate and post their 2012 injury/illness summary report(s) by February 1, 2013. Did you know? Every workers’ comp claim is not an OSHA recordable? Every visit to the hospital does not result in an OSHA recordable? Read More

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Sheakley UniComp client Awarded a $14,733 Safety Grant!

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation awarded Sheakley UniComp client SUPERB Industries (located in Tuscarawas County) a $14,733.33 workplace safety grant to purchase a motorized bridge hoist and trolley system to reduce the risk of injury due to pushing and pulling, awkward postures and slips, trips and falls related to manual material handling involving the present trolley. Read More