Forklift Safety in the Workplace

Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, play a crucial role in various industries, from manufacturing and construction to warehousing and logistics. However, if not managed properly, their operations pose significant risks to both operators and bystanders. Implementing comprehensive safety measures and adhering to regulations is paramount to prevent accidents [ READ MORE... ]

Ohio Workers’ Comp & Experience Modification Rate

An employer’s experience modification rate (EMR), which is determined by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), greatly impacts workers’ compensation premium that an employer pays.  If you have safer operations, with little to no workers’ compensation claims, you will have a better than average EMR.  If you have a [ READ MORE... ]

2024 Annual Golf Outing

Thank you to all those who attended this year's annual golf outing. A special thank you to our sponsors, and to our keynote speaker, Congressman Troy Balderson.

Contractor Safety

Contractors provide a number of services for companies including building renovations, electrical work, machine maintenance, new building additions and machine installation.  With these services, it is paramount that both the contractor and host employer take the necessary precautions to keep all employees safe during these activities.  The Occupational Safety and [ READ MORE... ]

Industrial Commission Update

Temporary total compensation (TT) and maximum medical improvement (MMI) The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued a decision that relates to the date that temporary total compensation (TT) should be terminated when the Industrial Commission deems that an injured worker has achieved maximum medical improvement (MMI). In the case of State [ READ MORE... ]

Warehouse Safety

You may have seen, over the years, an increase in warehouse operations in your area.  This is due to the industry’s significant growth since 2011.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), warehousing and distribution facilities have experienced a surge in employment from 668,900 to 1,713,900.  The study [ READ MORE... ]

Industrial Commission hearings; Continuance requests

If you are an employer who has an injured worker with an active workers’ compensation claim, then there is a good chance that you will be scheduled for an Industrial Commission (IC) hearing at some point in time. The Industrial Commission adjudicates all contested matters and will schedule a hearing [ READ MORE... ]

2024 Annual Golf Outing

Please join us at the Jack Nichlaus designed New Albany Country Club for this year's annual golf outing. JULY 1, 2024 10am REGISTRATION • 11am SHOTGUN 1 Club Lane, New Albany, OH 43054 COUNCIL MEMBER REGISTRATION OECA MEMBER REGISTRATION

Retail industry continues as nation’s largest private-sector employer

The following was published in Chain Store Age on 3/18/24; author Marianne Wilson The retail industry supports more than one in four U.S. jobs. The industry supported 55 million full-time and part-time jobs in 2022, accounting for 26% of total U.S. employment, according to a new report released on Monday [ READ MORE... ]

Ohio Council of Retail Merchants’ Partnership With Dublin City Schools Wins National Recognition; Earns Praise from Lt. Governor Jon Husted

(Columbus - January 18, 2024) Dublin City Schools has been recognized by national retail leaders and Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted for their effort to improve high school students' understanding of the workplace and the importance of obtaining foundational career skills. Featuring a video about Dublin's program, the 2024 RISE Up Partner [ READ MORE... ]