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9 Painless Steps to Improve your Workers’ Compensation Program

Do your injured employees know what to do if they are injured on the job? Do your supervisors know what information is needed if there is a workplace accident? Do your supervisors know where they should send the document and/or report the injury? Do your injured employees know where they should seek treatment for a Read More

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Why are my employees getting medical bills for their workers’ comp claims?

Have your employees ever received medical bills related to their Ohio workers’ compensation claim and wondered why they are being billed? Here’s the simple explanation, the physician’s billing office may not be aware that the charges are related to a workers’ compensation claim. To be certain, the actual statement will always tell the story. If Read More

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Finalizing your Return to Work Toolkit

In our previous posts, we talked about building your Return-to-Work Toolkit. Now, we’re going to wrap up what is needed to complete your Return-to-Work options regarding your Ohio Workers’ Compensation program. There are many different strategies for employers to use in an attempt to return an injured employee to work in a safe and timely Read More

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Electronic filing of OSHA logs means employers have 2 deadlines in 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that covered employers maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. A summary of those records must be posted by Feb. 1st each year. Earlier this year (May 12, 2016), OSHA published its final rule on a new requirement for employers to also submit OSHA records electronically through Read More

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Building your Return to Work Toolkit, Step 2

As we continue the discussion on building your Return to Work Toolkit, it is important to recognize that employers should have different return to work strategies built into their workers’ compensation program. We’ve reviewed modified duty positions, now let’s talk about Transitional Work as a return to work option. Transitional Work is a tool available for employers Read More

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Return to Work Starter Kit

Ohio employers are faced with some difficult tasks when it comes to their Ohio workers’ compensation programs, especially when it comes to getting an injured worker back to work.  Studies show that the longer an injured employee is off work, the more difficult it is for them to return to work.  That is why early Read More

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1 very important task Ohio public employers need to do before Nov. 21st

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) transition to prospective billing is nearly complete. By default, you will automatically be placed on a monthly billing schedule with your first invoice mailed on Dec. 1, 2016 (due by Dec. 31st) for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2017. However, between Oct. 17 and Nov. 21, you have the Read More

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Transitional Work – What is it and why is it important?

Transitional Work is a return to work tool available for employers to use when an employee is injured on the job and has restrictions preventing him/her from returning to their full duty/regular position of employment. The program is designed to transition the injured worker back to their full duty position and is tailored to fit Read More

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Can Ohio Workers’ Compensation Provide a Competitive Edge for Your Business?

To be successful in today’s business world, companies need to find every competitive edge possible. Some might be surprised to find that Ohio workers’ compensation could be one of those competitive edges. But how would you know? The world just recently witnessed the 2016 Summer Olympics. The athletes that competed in these games trained for Read More

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PERRP Quiz for Schools & Libraries (and all public employers)

Yes, we said PERRP, not POP. Every public employer within the state of Ohio must meet the Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP) recordkeeping rules and regulations. PERRP uses records of injuries and illnesses to determine the effectiveness of existing safety and health standards. PERRP QUIZ! Answer these questions with a yes or no: I Read More