January 13th, 2020

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations Named for 2019

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations Named for 2019

The National Safety Council and OSHA announced the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2019.  While the rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations typically vary little from year to year, it is important to refresh on this critical information: Fall Protection–General Requirements Hazard Communication Scaffolding Lockout/Tagout Respiratory Protection Ladders Powered […]

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January 13th, 2020

Injured Worker Vocational Rehabilitation Participation Streamlined

Effective Oct. 7, 2019, the Ohio BWC made changes to vocational rehabilitation rules, policies, and procedures to simplify how an injured worker enters into a voc rehab program. The rules impacted are OAC 4123-18-03 and OAC 4123-18-04. The BWC and the managed care organizations (MCOs) will no longer complete multiple decisions about eligibility, feasibility, and […]

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December 13th, 2019

PartnerShip Rate Increase

FedEx and UPS will be taking their annual rate increases on both ground and air shipments. The UPS rate increases will take effect on December 29, 2019, while the FedEx rate increases will go into effect a week later on January 6, 2020. Please find the content for the 2020 annual rate increases that links […]

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December 5th, 2019

Change in Ohio Law – Construction Insurance – Need for Revised Language in Construction Contracts to Cover Defective Subcontractor Work

Change in Ohio Law – Construction Insurance – Need for Revised Language in Construction Contracts to Cover Defective Subcontractor Work

Completed Operations Coverage Negated By Recent Court Decision. A recent decision from the Ohio Supreme Court has eliminated insurance coverage in Ohio under the “Completed Operations” segment of Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies issued to construction contractors, leaving contractors and project owners vulnerable to repair costs and property damage costs stemming from defective work of […]

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December 5th, 2019

What Retail Employers Should Know About Medical Marijuana

What Retail Employers Should Know About Medical Marijuana

According to the latest Gallup poll, 66% of Americans favor marijuana legalization. Marijuana use and possession continue to be illegal under federal law. Despite this, Ohio is one of 33 states that have legalized it for medical purposes, while 11 states have legalized adult use or recreational marijuana.  Ohio’s marijuana dispensaries are now operational, and […]

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November 25th, 2019

$4 Million Saved for CareWorks Comp Customers: House Bill 207

As an Ohio employer participating in the State Fund, if one of your employees is injured in a motor vehicle accident and you can establish that the claim is a result of a non-at-fault incident involving a third party, the BWC may exclude 100% of the claim’s cost from your experience. With the passage of […]

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November 25th, 2019

What type of Exam is your injured worker getting?

BWC 90-Day examination:90 day examinations are required by statute and are conducted when an injured worker has received 90 consecutive days of temporary total disability compensation. This exam addresses a number of issues, including continuing compensation, return-to-work barriers, potential RTW solutions, need for further medical treatment or supportive care and  potential for rehabilitation. BWC Physician […]

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November 25th, 2019

BWC: New Reserving System Coming

Now that the Ohio BWC has moved away from using ICD-9 Codes to using ICD-10 Codes for categorizing injuries and illnesses, they will be changing from the MIRA II Reserving System to the new ACES Reserving System. The ACES (Actuarial Claims Estimating System) process will be implemented on 7/1/2020. ACES uses very similar cost drivers […]

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October 27th, 2019

Branding Impacts Recruiting and Retention

ARTICLE PROVIDED BY PMG EXECUTIVE SEARCH CONSULTANTS Employer branding has become a critical element for any company, especially in the current economy where there is a candidate shortage. How often does your organization evaluate and manage your brand is in the market? A recent study suggests that nearly all employers believe three things about branding. Managing […]

Employee Talent 0
October 27th, 2019

The Five Fs: What’s Important to Your Candidates?

The Five Fs:  What’s Important to Your Candidates?

ARTICLE PROVIDED BY PMG EXECUTIVE SEARCH CONSULTANTS Our clients often ask how they can better attract talent to their organization. We currently find ourselves in a candidate-driven market, causing a candidate shortage in many disciplines and industries. Top performers have options, so hiring leaders need to know what motivates candidates to choose one organization or […]

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