COVID-19 Update: Continue Staying Home, Correction Officer Death, PPE Sterilization, Child Abuse Reports, Proposed $1.6 Billion Dividend for Employers

Information from the Office of Gov. DeWine  // April 8, 2020 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today thanked Ohioans who are staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and urged everyone to continue their efforts. “The fear I have when we have silent victories…

Ohio Extends Stay-At-Home Order Through April

Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that the state extended its stay-at-home order until May 1, with some additional details. The Department of Health reported the number of confirmed cases Thursday was 2,902, up from 2,547 the previous day. The state said there have been 81 deaths, up from 65. Ohio has reported 802 hospitalizations,…

Important message from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

Following Governor Mike DeWine’s direction, we are asking our employees, employer members, injured workers, and stakeholders across the state to practice proper hygiene and other precautions to avoid potential contact with the yearly influenza as well as the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This is about prudent preparation. There are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in…

Don’t Miss OSHA’s Submission Deadline

2019 OSHA 300A logs must be posted by February 1, 2020 2019 OSHA 300A logs must be electronically submitted by March 2, 2020 Between February 1st and April 30th, 2020, all employers covered by the recordkeeping regulation must post a hard copy of their 2019 OSHA 300A Summary in a common area of their workplace that…

Sheetz Expands into Columbus, Ohio 

The company will be moving into central Ohio within two years By NACS Online // December 13, 2019 ALTOONA, Penn.—Sheetz is expanding into central Ohio, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports. The company already has 40 stores in the northeast part of the state and will open a location in Columbus in 2021. In mid-December, Sheetz will unveil…

Employer webinar announcement – November 2019

By Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Please join us for the November employer update webinar. This month, we’ll discuss the role of a third-party administrator (TPA) and what defines a professional employment organization (PEO). We’ll also discuss program updates, important dates, and our monthly safety tip. The webinar will last about 20 minutes. You can view the…