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September 2017 Archives

Obtaining SSDI benefits for mental and physical disabilities

Ohio residents suffering from disabilities that are expected to significantly impair their ability to work for at least 12 months or cause death may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SDDI) benefits. To be eligible, one must have a qualifying physical disability, a mental disability or a combination of the two. A qualifying disability may be a physical injury, occupational illness, mental disorder or any other serious medical condition that significantly impairs one's ability to work. Additionally, applicants generally must have been employed for at least five out of the past 10 years.

Temporary workers at risk when poorly trained

You may have many reasons for working as a temporary employee. Maybe you are looking for permanent work but supplementing through an Ohio temp agency. These agencies typically match you with jobs that fit your skill set although they may place you in an unfamiliar position if you show aptitude and a willingness to learn.

How do I file a Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation appeal?

Workers injured on the job should report their injuries to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) as soon as possible. The BWC accepts claims filed by the employer, the employer's medical provider, managed care organization or legal representative. The claims will then be assigned a number and examined by a claims specialist.

OSHA's cooperative programs: voluntary protection

A previous blog post discussed one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) cooperative programs, Strategic Partnership. Ohio residents may enter into partnerships to improve health and safety in major corporations, government agencies and private sector industries. The partnership agreements are designed to encourage and assist partner efforts to comply with OSHA standards. Another one of OSHA's cooperative programs available to employers and workers is the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

What is your employer supposed to do in workers' comp claims?

Your employer may give you a laundry list of things that you are supposed to do if you suffer an on-the-job injury. You have to meet reporting requirements, see the right doctors and fill out the right paperwork. You agree to do these things because you need the benefits.

OSHA's cooperative programs: strategic partnership

A previous Ohio blog post discussed one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) cooperative programs: Alliance. Alliance works with groups, such as unions and professional institutions, to improve workplace safety. Another one of OSHA's cooperative programs is the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP).

Ohio BWC discusses its impact on the opioid crisis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 78 people die every day from opiate overdoses. As the number of opiate overdoses continued to rise, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) responded with changes to its formulary program.

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