Northmont Area Chamber of Commerce
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OSHA launches program to protect high-risk workers from coronavirus

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Distance Learning in June 2021

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Premium installment & true-up reporting for private employers

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Each year when the weather gets cold, and the thermometer drops into the single digits or lower, we hear of cases where individuals have either died or suffered serious injury from Hypothermia.

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Implementing a Culture Based Safety Program

With the implementation of the Group Rating in 1990, it is gratifying as a safety consultant to see the number of small companies that now understand the need and importance of establishing an effective Safety Program.

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Dealing with Employees' Safety Behavior Problems

Safety unfortunately is not always an employee's top individual priority. They take their safety for granted or they think accidents happen to other employees.

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Group-Rating Safety Accountability Letter - July 2018

Final Rule to Improve Tracking of
Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Each year, millions of workers suffer serious injuries and illnesses on the job. Under the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers must provide their workers with worksites free of recognized serious hazards.

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New workers' comp billing system is in place

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Private Employers: Prepare for Prospective Billing

As you may be aware, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is switching to prospective billing July 1 for private employers.
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Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC's Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers' compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.

Workplace safety is an important component of these programs. To succeed in accident prevention, we encourage you to use the many resources available to you. We believe a group-rating program is a partnership that includes you and your employees, your sponsoring organization or third-party administrator (TPA) and BWC. Each has specific roles and responsibilities, all designed to assist in preventing workplace accidents. This letter outlines the safety services expectations you should have as an employer enrolled in a group-rating program. MCT-approved Group Rating Safety Accountability Letter

A New Year, new OSHA reporting requirements:

The new severe incident reporting requirements went into effect Jan. 1, 2015

COMING SOON:  Electronic Reporting Form for Employers

The Reporting Form will not be available until mid-January.

Please follow the directions below to report to OSHA work-related fatalities, hospitalizations, amputation or loss of an eye.

OSHA announced updates to its recordkeeping rule on Sept. 11, 2014.

OSHA's updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries and illnesses that employers must report to OSHA. As of Jan. 1, 2015, all employers under OSHA jurisdiction must report:

  1. All work-related fatalities within 8 hours.
  2. All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours.

Among the changes, employers will have the option to file online reports of fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses via a form. The electronic form is currently under development.

Until the electronic form is available, employers can report to OSHA by:

  1. Calling OSHA’s free and confidential number at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).
  2. Calling, or visiting, the nearest area office during normal business hours.

The Cincinnati OSHA Office: 36 Triangle Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246;
(Tel) 1-513-841-4132;
(Fax) 1-513-841-4114

10 Step Business Plan for Safety

With BWC's 10-Step Business Plan for Safety employers can focus on implementing a more effective safety plan one step at a time as opposed to getting lost in the "where to start" phase of the big picture. While some of the BWC programs require employers to complete the 10-Step Business Plan for Safety, it can also be a good resource for companies looking to implement a new safety program or simply improve an old one. (Overview)

Lifting: A Daily Routine

Whether you're at work or conducting daily activities at home, the potential exists for injuries to occur as a result of lifting. Lifting principles applied before, during and after working hours should lower the risk of back strains and sprains, the most common ailments that humans experience.   (Read More...)

Guidelines to Prevent Workplace Slips, Trips, and Falls

It’s probably happened to most of us. That momentary lapse of inattention thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. It can lead to a variety of regrettable events ranging from a simple bruised shin to an extremely serious injury.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor,  ...  
Northmont Area
PO Box 62
Chamber of Commerce
4001 Old Salem Road
Englewood, Ohio 45322
Phone: 937.836.2550
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The Northmont Area Chamber of Commerce serves approximately 300 members (our investors) doing business in the Cities of Clayton, Englewood and Union , Ohio.


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