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January 2020 Archives

NIOSH gives recommendations for maintaining good IEQ

Construction employers in Ohio may be wondering if they can improve the indoor environmental quality, or IEQ, in their workplace. Fortunately, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has provided a list of detailed recommendations to this end.

Proposed SSD rules could cut billions of dollars in benefits

Disabled people in Ohio must navigate a lengthy review process when seeking Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income. The Social Security Administration already subjects some recipients to ongoing case reviews, but proposed rule changes to the program would increase the frequency of reviews for millions of recipients. According to the Federal Register, where the proposed rules have been published, the agency estimates that the additional benefit reviews would slash approximately $2.6 billion in benefits across 10 years while adding an extra $1.8 billion in administrative costs.

Does your injury qualify you for workers' compensation?

If you suffered an injury in a work-related accident, you probably assume you will be able to claim benefits through a workers' compensation claim. If your accident took place in an Ohio workplace or is a direct result of your job-related duties, you likely qualify. However, the circumstances of your injury may be complex, or it may not be immediately clear whether you qualify.

Six common ways that craft breweries violate OSHA standards

OSHA's safety standards apply to all industries in Ohio and across the U.S. That even includes the booming and "fun" craft beer industry. Roughly speaking, there are six ways that craft breweries are often violating these standards.

Report released after workplace accident injures miners

Mining can be a dangerous job in Ohio. As a result, workers who are employed in this industry should be aware of what steps to take if they have been involved in a workplace accident. Since these workers are oftentimes below ground, use heavy equipment, could face unforeseen risks as they go about their duties, and are involved in a physically and mentally demanding job, accidents happen quite frequently.

Asbestos exposure can cause serious health problems

Over the years, asbestos was used in a variety of consumer products and construction products, including building materials and other products, such as brake pads. Asbestos has properties including heat resistance, strength and insulating benefits that make it useful in a variety of products. However, it poses many health hazards.