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Updated on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 @ 9:46am

Upcoming Meetings - Mark Your Calendar

September 20 - Claims Management Hear from experts who help businesses with the process of claims management.  MCO, TPA and the BWC will be on hand to answer questions and provide you with valuable information for your business. Amber Mactaggert - Amber is an Employer Services Specialist at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’  Compensation . As an Employer Services  Specialist,  Amber  assists employers  with managing their  BWC  policies, claims management...

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Silica Standard Update

oOSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry •Originally scheduled to begin June 23, 2017 •Enforcement will now begin Sept. 23, 2017. oGeneral Industry and Maritime •June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date.

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A Billion Back - APPROVED

  $1 billion rebate for Ohio’s private and public employers- APPROVED!   Rebate will be 66% of July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016 policy year premium payment   Checks will begin being processed July 5th No electronic funds transfer or credit to account   Check you address on file with the BWC- this is where your check will be sent!  

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Semi-Annual REPORT

Semi-Annual reporting will be due July 15, 2017.  Forms can be found under the forms tab of the website.  Please contact 740-393-1111 with questions.

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Presumptive Cancer Claims for Firefighters

In January, the Ohio General Assembly approved legislation recognizing cancer as a work-related illness for firefighters in Ohio. This presumptive cancer legislation, effective April 6, 2017, allows firefighters with cancer to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits from BWC.  Learn more...

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Learn How to Save 26% in Rebates

Destination: Excellence Seminars This FREE seminar covers the details of Destination: Excellence, including the benefits, eligibility requirements, implementation and financial incentives for enrollment. Come learn about the valuable complimentary services and resources we offer that help you make your workplace safer and help you reduce your workers' compensation costs.  Learn more...

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More Employers Use Workplace Wellness Programs to Reward Healthy Behavior

As employers pursue effective workplace wellness programs, their embrace of results-based financial incentives and other emerging health management strategies is likely to broaden this year. Twenty-three percent of large employers polled in a survey released in December by Mercer L.L.C. said their wellness programs include incentives tied to an employee's achieving — or at least demonstrating progress toward — a certain health status or biometric reading, up from 20% in 2013. Read...

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Sponsor a Meeting!

Support Safety in the Workplace - Sponsor the Knox County Safety Council

We are always looking for local businesses to sponsor monthly meetings.  The cost is $200 per month.  The benefits include: Advertisement on our Website for one monthAdvertisement on newsletters and emails related to Safety Council for that month3-5 minutes to talk to the entire safety council about your business Please email programs@knoxchamber.com for more info!

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Knox County Safety Council receives Honorable Mention

The Knox County Safety Council received recognition from the Ohio BWC for the 2013 Safety Council of the Year awards.   Click here for press release.

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A message from Governor Kasich & BWC Administrator Buehrer

  https://www.ohiobwc.com/videos/safety/SafetyCouncil_0613.wmv.zip To download the file: Click on the link above; When the File Download box opens, click Save; Choose a save location on your computer; Once the file is downloaded, click Open to open/view saved folder; Double click SafetyCouncil_0613.wmv to view video.

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NEXT MEETING INFO
Meeting Date: September 20
Meeting Time: 7:30am
Location: Glenn Gallagher Centre
1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon
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