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We've added new COVID-19 resources to our resource page from the Cleveland Clinic: Getting Back To Work Safely. Visit this page to get all the latest news and information about the COVID-19 virus.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cleveland Division of Water
1201 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland OH
The Northern Ohio ASSP Chapter is sponsoring a one-day Fall Protection Competent Person training class on Wednesday, August 26th in Cleveland. ASSP will award .6 CEUs for those who complete the class. The Ohio BWC has approved this event for one Safety Council Rebate Program external training credit. The price is right for this excellent training. Register early to assure your seat.
Q. Will BWC allow employers to delay installment payments due to COVID-19's hardship?
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is announcing that insurance premium installment payments due for March, April and May for the current policy year may be deferred until June 1, 2020, at which time the matter will be reconsidered. This is for public and private employers. BWC will not lapse (cancel) coverage or assess penalties for amounts not paid because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Installment payments due for the three-month period total approximately $200 million.
To minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and continue business operations, our BWC staff is now teleworking. While we may be operating from a different physical location, we do not currently anticipate major issues with continuing to provide our employers, injured workers, and the many others we serve, with service. Phone numbers and email addresses for our customer service representatives remain the same.
We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates as necessary. We know you may have questions that we are just not able to immediately answer. We promise to keep you updated and share information as we have it. In the meantime, thank you for your patience as we all work through COVID-19 together.
Introducing a free health and wellness program for Ohio's small businesses
Promoting better health for employees is a key to success for any business. And Better You, Better Ohio! is helping to make it happen. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has launched a free new health program along with ActiveHealth® Management. Employees will have access to these helpful resources: Quick and easy health assessment, Biometric screening, Digital lifestyle and condition coaching, and Mobile app.
Ready to make your small business even healthier? To learn more about this free program download the listed flyer.
What does Ohio's medical marijuana law say? What is the impact of the new law on BWC? What can employers do? This pdf information sheet covers the BWC stance on medical marijuana and the workplace. It covers the general information and application of the new law. It also addresses how the law is applied to the workplace including what the BWC will and will not cover. A good read for a major change to the workplace.