If you weren’t one of the 7,500 people who attended the Ohio Safety Congress this month you may not have heard the buzz surrounding safety changes under the new Trump Administration. Below is a rundown of some recent regulation changes and other safety updates to keep top of mind this month.
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Spooner, a risk management consulting firm in Westlake, was founded in 1975 by Tom Spooner to offer consulting on union negotiations, handbook policies, and safety. Their proactive philosophy and best practices focus on preventing excessive compensation and medical costs in claims and assisting employees in early, healthy return to work.
The annual Nuts & Bolts Bash, presented by Spooner Incorporated, is WIRE-Net's signature fundraiser that launches our giving season with generous sponsorships and donations of in-kind prizes or cash that is invested in our mission-driven activities.
The latest trend in Ohio’s workers’ compensation industry is participation in a group retrospective rating program. Don’t be confused by the name “group” because group rating and group retrospective rating are two very different programs.
Safety is serious business for manufacturers. From Personal Protective Equipment to OSHA record keeping, plant managers could use a full-time safety manager.
WIRE-Net’s preferred provider, Spooner Incorporated, offers a wide variety of safety services from training on safety issues, investigations of serious incidents, to creating written plans and representation at OSHA informal conferences.
Every year manufacturers around Ohio miss out on the opportunity to save on workers’ compensation because the process is very confusing. Ohio has a monopolistic system where most employers’ only option for workers’ compensation insurance is from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).