Walmart Scraps Plan to Have Robots Scan Shelves

Retailer ends contract with robotics company after seeing similar results from workers grabbing online orders during pandemic By Sarah Nassauer, The Wall Street Journal // November 2, 2020 Walmart Inc. WMT -1.53% has ended its effort to use roving robots in store aisles to keep track of its inventory, reversing a yearslong push to automate the task with the hulking…

OH Workers Comp Group Enrollment Deadline

Enrollment packets due soon! The deadline to enroll in the Midwest Independent Retailers Association workers’ compensation group program is just around the corner! Make sure you choose our program administered by CareWorks Comp. Your organization requested a quote, and enrollment paperwork was sent to you for our traditional group rating and/or group retrospective rating programs. …

Record-Breaking Cases, COVID Defense Teams

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 29, 2020   (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. RECORD-BREAKING CASES Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has now hit a record number of cases reported in a single 24-hour period. Between yesterday and today,…

Updated County Risk Levels, Election Update

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 27, 2020   (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UPDATED COUNTY RISK LEVELS Governor DeWine today announced that 82 of Ohio’s 88 counties are now considered high incidence counties as defined by…

Grocery Shoppers Are Stockpiling, Again

By Gina Acosta, Progressive Grocer // October 13, 2020  More than half of Americans say they are stockpiling groceries or plan to stockpile over worries about supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 surges and political unrest due to the presidential election. According to a new report from market research firm Sports and Leisure Research Group, roughly 52% of Americans…

Take This Seriously and Don’t Let Up

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 22, 2020 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY  Governor DeWine today released Ohio’s updated Public Health Advisory System map. New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health found…

Employers: Watch your mailbox!

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 22, 2020 On Friday, October 23rd,  we start mailing more than a billion dollars in dividend checks to our employer community to mitigate COVID-19’s ongoing impact on their bottom lines. At the urging of Governor Mike DeWine, our Board of Directors approved the distribution at its Sept. 25 meeting. All told, 178,425…

Record-Breaking Hospitalizations, $1.3 Billion for Ohio Businesses, Spread from Social Gatherings

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 20, 2020   (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. RECORD-BREAKING HOSPITALIZATIONS Governor DeWine announced today that hospitals across Ohio are currently treating 1,221 COVID-19 patients which is the most hospitalized patients at…