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May 2011 Archives

Ohio employees can request an OSHA inspection

Employees who believe that they are working in a hazardous environment or who think their employers may be violating safety and health regulations can contact OSHA to request an inspection. Workers can ask OSHA not to inform their employer who requested the inspection, but it is illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee who files a complaint about unsafe working conditions with OSHA. This includes firing, transferring or demoting the employee.

OSHA forms alliance with Ohio Workers' Compensation Bureau

The purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is to protect the health and safety of employees in the workplace. OSHA aims to save lives by creating safety regulations and fining businesses who fail to take adequate measures to protect the safety of their employees.

Social Security Disability payments safe from wage garnishment

Imagine this scenario: An Ohio worker suffers a debilitating injury at work. After a long journey through the government's red tape, the worker finally receives the Social Security Disability insurance he needs.

How can OSHA more effectively protect Ohio employees? Part 2

In our last post, we looked at the statistics pertaining to on-the-job injuries in Ohio and throughout the nation. According to statistics, you would think that workplaces are getting safer. The number of workplace accidents and fatalities has decreased in the past two years.

How can OSHA more effectively protect Ohio employees?

If you only looked at statistics, you would think that workplaces are getting safer. In 2009, the number of on-the-job injuries and accidents decreased. Unfortunately, improved working conditions are not to thank for the drop in workplace accidents. Unemployment is.

Workers' Memorial Day: Honoring those lost in workplace accidents

Last Thursday, April 28th, was the annual Workers' Memorial Day. Although Ohio recognizes workers who lose their lives in workplace accidents, it seems like the government is still falling short of preventing on-the-job deaths.

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