Two Ohio workers have lost their suits against their separate employers for injuries they suffered. Though both were allowed to recover damages by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, the employers appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court. Due to this, their case has been watched by experts to observe how the highest court in the state would interpret a state workplace accident law passed in 2005. These rulings could be extremely important to any victims of construction accidents in Ohio.
The health care industry is one that is apparent in each and every state, including Ohio. A recent study conducted by global risk management group Aon Risk Solutions examined the factor of workers' compensation, considering the effects that it is having and will have on said industry. According to the report, claim frequency is expected to decline in 2013 while claim severity will likely see an increase.
A workplace accident can happen at any time. This means that workers in Ohio should be concerned about the safety environment that their employer cultivates. If an employer has employees break known safety precautions and an accident happens, it is likely that the company will be liable for any injuries.
According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber failed to provide proper protection from potentially harmful chemicals at a plant in Ohio in November 2010. The company was cited by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration for 10 associated violations. In June 2011, OSHA found similar violations occurring at another plant owned by Cooper.
Ohio's medical professionals often deal with some of the more strenuous labor in the workforce. With obesity levels increasing across the nation and state, and health complications arising because of these issues, many heavier individuals find themselves in the hospital. When unhealthy conditions make these individuals unable to move, nurses, nursing aides and orderlies have to assist in whatever they do.
It can seem that too many Ohio workers that many state-based companies have been getting hit with workplace safety violations recently. Indeed, five Ohio companies have been hit with fines from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the last few months, with total fines exceeding $250,000. The silver lining is that hopefully the companies learn their lessons and take workplace safety more seriously.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration hit a steel products company with charges of repeated health and safety violations at its facility in northeast Ohio. The charges include proposed fines totaling $64,400.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited Exel Inc. for nine workplace safety and health violations, six of which were considered willful. The violations occurred at a plant owned by Hershey Co. that was operated by the Ohio-based Exel. The proposed penalties include a fine that may cost the company more than $280,000. Another organization -- SHS Staffing Solutions -- has also been cited for one violation.