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Paint Creek Fire District Rewarded for Safety Excellence

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) presented the Paint Creek EMS/Fire District with a Safety Intervention Grant, in recognition of their outstanding workplace safety procedures. Safety Intervention Grants are considered an investment…
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Lung Irritation Could Be Chronic Silicosis

If you work at a construction site, shortness of breath, respiratory irritation and fatigue can all be signs of a serious lung condition called chronic silicosis. Chronic silicosis is a disease that develops over time as a person breathes in…
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Do You Work an a Hospital? Statistics Show Injuries Increasing Among Hospital Workers

More so than construction and manufacturing, hospitals are one of the most dangerous places to work in terms of employee accidents. Most hospital injuries result from repeatedly lifting and repositioning limited mobility patients, exposure to…
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Is Workplace Noise Something To Worry About?

Most workers do not think about hearing loss as a work place injury because it develops gradually over time. However, hearing loss can have devastating effects on the victim. A sign of the onset of hearing loss is an inability to understand…
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What Are The Dangers Of Plastics Factories?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently inspected New Wave Plastics and found 13 safety violations. As such, OSHA is fining New Wave Plastics $51,800. “Employers have a responsibility…
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Pradaxa Lawsuits Expected to Come to Trial in August

U.S. courts will begin to hear cases against Boehringer Ingelheim over its stroke prevention pill Pradaxa (dabigatran) in August. According to Reuters, the drug maker is facing more than 2,000 lawsuits in the U.S. over claims the drug has caused…
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NFL Cheerleader Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Wage Violations

According to USA Today, a cheerleader who said the franchise is violating federal wage laws is suing the Cincinnati Bengals. The lawsuit, filed on February 11, is attempting to gain class action status by covering all Ben-Gals cheer squad members…
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Workers Comp Bureau Rewards Safety Conscious Businesses

Recently, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) awarded a $30,000 grant to the City of St. Marys. The funds will be used to install an automatic cot lifting system for ambulances. The BWC provides grants like these as incentives for…