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August 2017 Archives

Ohio cash assistance program terminated

Approximately 6,000 Ohioans will no longer receive benefits from the Disability Financial Assistance (DFA) program after the latest state budget went into effect in July. The program cost $9.6 million last year, a mere fraction of the state's $34.5 billion general revenue fund budget. However, on July 1, they no longer accepted applications, and all current recipients will stop receiving payments at the end of the year.

Compensation for a construction workplace fatality

Over 18 percent of all workplace deaths in the United States happen in the construction industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers reveal that a construction accident is more likely to result in wrongful death than any other type of accident and, more than one in five workplace fatalities in the U.S. happens on a construction site. Some states allow families of deceased workers to seek damages through wrongful death suits while others limit survivors' recovery to the limits of workers' compensation rules.

Ohio employers get $1 billion in workers' compensation rebates

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is returning more than $1 billion to 200,000 employers who paid premiums to help improve safety and reduce workplace injuries. An estimated $967 million is slated for private employers and $133 million to public employers in tax districts.

When temperatures rise, so should the emphasis on heat safety

Summer can be a difficult season for workers who must be outdoors or who work in facilities that are not temperature controlled. When the temperatures increase, it can lead to an increased chance of a worker contracting a heat-related illness. However, with certain preventative measures and adequate training, it is possible to prevent some heat illnesses and keep Ohio workers safe.

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