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After 25 Years, Ohio Bill to Improve Child Support Makes it to Senate Floor

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Nationwide, the amount of overdue child support amounts to $114 billion. Ohio parents, alone, “owe more than $4.5 billion in unpaid child support”, according to a recent article from Cincinnati.com.  Interestingly enough, there are five states that haven’t managed to revise their child support system for over two decades. Ohio hasn’t made changes to the […]

Paint Creek Fire District Rewarded for Safety Excellence

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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 in future workplace safety. The BWC helps companies identify successful policies, awarding the grants to businesses who have already shown a consistent […]

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Lung Irritation Could Be Chronic Silicosis

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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 microscopic bits of crystalline silica, a component in all sand and stone. Construction workers are […]

Do You Work an a Hospital? Statistics Show Injuries Increasing Among Hospital Workers

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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 contagious patients and interactions with violent patients. In addition, a culture of “patient first” pervades hospitals. While it is a […]

Is Workplace Noise Something To Worry About?

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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 conversations taking place only a few feet away. As the threshold of audibility […]

What Are The Dangers Of Plastics Factories?

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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 to train workers about hazards found in their facilities and to take precautions to prevent injuries and illnesses,” said the OSHA […]

Pradaxa Lawsuits Expected to Come to Trial in August

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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 cases of severe and fatal bleeding. The news service reported that a handful of bellwether […]

NFL Cheerleader Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Wage Violations

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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 dating back to 2011. In her lawsuit, Alexa Brenneman, 24, said that squad members put […]

Workers Comp Bureau Rewards Safety Conscious Businesses

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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 businesses to be more safety conscious in the workplace. “I applaud the city for […]