The business world can be both fierce and competitive. This type of environment can lead to risky behavior on the part of supervisors and management, and that can be bad news for workers trying to make a living. However, what many of these businesses don’t realize is that the solution to their financial woes could […]
Will a Cut in Workers Compensation Premiums Help Workers?
The state of Ohio is serious about worker safety, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation is a driving force behind this safety movement. BWC keeps a close eye on employers to make sure employees here in the state are treated well, and these efforts have produced savings that are being passed down to businesses. […]
What Should I Do If I’m Hurt in a Car Wreck While On the Job?
What if you were hurt in a car accident while working? Would you be able to work again or would your injuries make it impossible? What would you do for an income? Workers’ compensation? Those were some of the questions a truck driver who was hit by a car while on the job was facing […]
It is the job of employers to provide their workers with safe work environments where preventable workplace injuries do not happen. However, many employers fail to take the proper precautions to protect their employees from preventable workplace accidents, leading to workers suffering catastrophic injuries and even losing their lives. Preventing Common On-the-Job Injuries A few […]
What If My Co-Worker’s Drug Use Leads to Me Suffering an On-the-Job Injury?
In early August, Builder, a home-building industry information and news magazine, published an article about how companies are dealing with employee drug use. The article focused on the role employer drug testing policies play in ensuring that their employees do not suffer workplace injury due to a co-worker’s drug use. Could My Employer’s Drug Testing […]
Why’s the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Limiting Injured Workers’ Access to Prescription Drugs?
As the opioid painkiller epidemic continues to plague the country, including our communities in Ohio, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is doing what it can to stop workers from becoming victims. As such, recently, the Ohio BWC announced plans to no longer provide coverage for certain prescription drugs. Why Is Workers’ Comp No […]
What Can I Do to Prove My Loved One Was Killed in a Construction Accident?
Per a report in the Tribune-Review, in early August, a 55-year-old man was killed in a construction accident after he was trapped under construction equipment that fell on him while he was on the job. The incident took place at a storage yard in North Huntingdon, Ohio. The man was reportedly trapped from the waist […]
How Long Does OSHA Have to Investigate On-the-Job Accidents?
Earlier this month, a recycling worker in Haviland, Ohio was killed in a grinding machine explosion. According to Plastics News, a manufacturing industry news website, the man who was killed was operating the grinding machine prior to the deadly explosion. Reportedly, when the machine exploded, a piece of it hit the man in the head. […]
Should I Trust My Employer’s Investigation Into What Caused My On-the-Job Accident?
In early August, a man was killed in an on-the-job accident while unloading bags of cement powder at a Maumee, Ohio railcar repair facility, according to The Morning Journal. The worker who was killed was a 29-year-old Perrysburg resident. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is investigating the cause of the deadly accident. In […]
Are Work Injuries Contributing to the Painkiller Epidemic?
As the opioid epidemic, also known as the painkiller epidemic, sweeps the nation, questions have been raised about how much work injuries are contributing to America’s painkiller addiction. How Are Work Injuries and the Painkiller Epidemic Connected? The Columbus CEO, an employment and industry news and information website, recently featured a report on how work […]
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