Electrical safety

Electricity sure has made life easier for us over the years.  From simply lighting a room to cooking meals to heating our homes even to powering our cars.  As great as it is to have electricity in our lives it can be dangerous.  Not only can it cause burns to [ READ MORE... ]

Importance of salary continuation documentation

Salary continuation is a cost savings tool available to Ohio employers.    When an injured worker misses eight or more days due to the allowed conditions in the claim, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will pay temporary total compensation to replace lost wages.   As the employer you have the option of [ READ MORE... ]

Stress in the workplace

Now that the Holiday season is over its time to get back into the swing of things.  We may have taken some time off to spend with family and friends, forgetting about those stressors at work.  But just as every calendar year comes to an end, so do the Holiday’s [ READ MORE... ]

Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) will host their Ohio Safety Congress & Expo March 8-10, 2023, live and in-person at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This year, a select number of sessions will also be live streamed. With over 100 educational sessions and continuing education, there is something [ READ MORE... ]

Safety during the holidays

The holidays are upon us! This is the time of year we spend with family and friends, do some shopping, decorate the house, cook meals, and hopefully, relaxing.  It’s also the time of year where we may shift our focus away from safety.  Remember, just because we are taking a [ READ MORE... ]

Client education program for workers’ compensation

Sedgwick offers a comprehensive, webinar-based education program to current clients, covering a variety of topics within the workers’ compensation industry. These training webinars are free to member clients of Sedgwick. Sedgwick’s workers’ compensation educational series is designed to familiarize yourself with Ohio’s workers’ compensation system and show you how to [ READ MORE... ]

Centennial Video

The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants celebrated its centennial anniversary on November 29, 2022, with a gala event at the Ohio Statehouse. Over 120 business leaders and policymakers attended the gala. Below is our video encapsulating the work the Council has done on behalf of its members for the last [ READ MORE... ]

Ohio Council of Retail Merchants-Dublin City Schools RiseUp Video

The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants partnered with Dublin City Schools and the National Retail Federation Foundation's RiseUp accreditation program to provide workforce training to Dublin City high school students. The students learned all about the retail industry which included visits to Council Members Kroger and Amazon.

Near misses – are they important?

Did you know that many companies do not report near misses, and as a result, an injury occurred?  OSHA says, “A near-miss is a potential hazard or incident in which no property was damaged and no personal injury was sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, [ READ MORE... ]