Columbus Workers Compensation BLOG

Which Workers Compensation Laws Were Affected by New Ohio Supreme Court Rulings?

The law of the land is an ever-changing thing, and this is especially true of Ohio’s worker compensation laws. Recently, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled on three cases, and all of them had an effect on how claims will be treated in the future. Here’s what you need to know about these rulings. How Did Ohio Supreme Court Rulings Affect Workers Comp? State ex. Rel. Camaco LLC v. Albu, 2017-Ohio-7569– In this case, an employee was troubleshooting a problem with a specialized piece of robotic equipment surrounded by fencing. Instead of using the gates, which automatically shut down the machine,…

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How to Make Ohio Harvest Season Safer

It’s that time of the year when Ohio gets busy harvesting the crops that feed our country throughout fall and winter. It is a time when many local farmers enjoy a boost in income as well as work hours, but if you aren’t careful, it can be a dangerous time of the year as well. To harvest crops, most farms use heavy, complex and often dangerous machines to get the job done. So, since there are no ways to avoid these hazards, here are some ways you can make your Ohio harvest season safer. Ways to Make Ohio Harvest Season…

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Are Working Conditions for Ohio Workers Getting Better?

Ohio’s economy may be improving, or at least that is what the latest State of Working Ohio report has to say. This is great news considering the economic slump our state has been climbing out of for the past decade. However, not everything in the report was good news, and it could mean workers working harder for less.  What Is the State of Working Conditions for Ohio Workers? Last year, the average median wage for Ohio workers went up. Considering that the state’s median wage went up in 2015 as well, that’s great news. It means wages grew two years…

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Why Was an NFL Football Manufacturer Flagged for Safety Violations?

Ada, Ohio has a really big claim to fame. Every year, a factory in this small town produces 700,000 footballs. These “pig-skins” are used at high schools, in the NCAA Football Championship, and in the National Football League. However, a new announcement from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration casts doubt on this company’s work conditions. Did an NFL Football Manufacturer Violate Safety Regulations? In February and June, OSHA went to visit the Wilson Sporting Goods Company in Ada, Ohio. What inspectors found will now cost the factory a little over $65,000 in fines. Several machines used for the…

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What Are the Dangers of Hazardous Gas Where You Work?

A group of workers were performing maintenance on a power plant when they were suddenly overcome by hazardous gas. Two of the five men lost their lives, trapped in the pit where they were working. The others are recovering in the hospital but could have injuries that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. What happened to these men, and what lessons can we learn from this tragic incident? Do You Need to Worry About Toxic Gas in Your Workplace? These men fell victim to hydrogen sulfide gas, one of the most common toxic gases on many…

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