Acclimatization and Other Tips to Avoid Heat Illness

By Rich Gaul, Safety Technical Advisor With summer just around the corner, now is the time to learn about heat illness so you can take the proper precautions. Almost 50% of heat-related deaths occur on a worker’s first day on the job and over 70% occur during a worker’s first week.* High school and college … Continue reading Acclimatization and Other Tips to Avoid Heat Illness

Prevent electrical injuries during Electrical Safety Month

By Michael Marr, Safety Technical Resource Consultant Since May is National Electrical Safety Month, we want to share information about electrical safety for Ohio employers as well as some resources to keep Ohio’s workers safe. National Electrical Safety Month is sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) to remind the public of the hazards … Continue reading Prevent electrical injuries during Electrical Safety Month

Identify the signs and symptoms of Heat Illness

By Rich Gaul, Safety Technical Advisor What do constructions workers, school kitchen workers, and the high school students mowing your lawn all have in common? They could potentially be at risk for heat illness, and they should take appropriate precautions. With the warm summer months fast approaching, employers and their workers must protect themselves from … Continue reading Identify the signs and symptoms of Heat Illness

Workers’ comp fraud lands cheaters costly penalties

Convicts include Central Ohio doc ordered to pay $71K to BWC Four Ohioans convicted or sentenced for workers’ compensation fraud in April include a Central Ohio physician who unlawfully distributed controlled substances and overbilled the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC). On April 15, U.S. Judge Michael Wilson of the Southern District of Ohio ordered … Continue reading Workers’ comp fraud lands cheaters costly penalties