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  • IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EMPLOYERS:

    UPDATE! The payroll True-up period for private employers begins July 1, 2017. Payroll true-up reports are due to BWC no later than Aug. 15, 2017

    At the end of each private employer policy period (July), it is necessary to reconcile estimated payroll with actual payroll. This is called the True-up. This report can be completed online at: http://ow.ly/4mWUlm or over the phone by calling 1-800-644-6292.

    This payroll True-up process is part of prospective billing, and as a result, Ohio businesses are required to reconcile their actual payroll annually for the prior policy year and also reconcile any differences in premium paid. According to BWC, the True-up allows more accurate premium calculation. Even if actual payroll for the year matches the original BWC estimate or a business had zero payroll, the True-up report must be completed.

    The quickest and easiest way to True-up is online with a BWC e-account. If you do not have a BWC e-account you can create one by signing on to:   https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/SelfSvcAccountAdmin/newacc.asp.

    You can also complete the True-up through the BWC call center however wait times may be extremely high, as a result BWC encourages the use of their online reporting system.

  • ALL COMPANIES MUST COMPLETE THE TRUE-UP BY AUGUST 15, 2017 ALL COMPANIES MUST COMPLETE THE TRUE-UP BY AUGUST 15, 2017

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    Again, August 15, 2017 is the due date for your True-up report to be completed with BWC. This is a critical deadline, as the BWC has indicated that if a business does not complete the True-up timely, they may not be eligible for current, and future alternative rating and premium discount programs such as Group Rating and Group Retrospective Rating. Once more, reports must be submitted either online at (http://ow.ly/4mWUlm) or by phone at 800.644.6292.

    Below are a couple of YouTube video links that you may find helpful in the process:

    https://youtu.be/dmYEtuGLEnQ

    https://youtu.be/YMaslG0eq-M

  • Distracted Driver Resources Distracted Driver Resources

    In honor of April being "Distracted Driving Awareness Month", we compiled a collection of free safety resources for you. Feel free to help spread the message about the dangers of disctracted driving and let's encourage each other to practice safe driving behaviors on the road.

    From: Jennifer Noble, Account Manager with Atlantic Training
    Work: (800) 975-7640
    jnoble@atlantictraining.com

  • Ready or Not, Here Come the WHMIS Inspectors

    Starting October 1, federal OHS inspectors will be visiting workplaces across the country to check for compliance with the new GHS/WHMIS requirements.  

    The 3 Things Inspectors Will Be Looking For:

    The deadline for employers to comply with the new rules is December 31, they are more about helping employers comply than catching them for doing something wrong. But you can still get fined if you don't have the goods the feds are looking for, namely documentation showing that: 

    1. You've provided adequate GHS training to your workers;
    2. Your WHMIS labels meet either current WHMIS label requirements or GHS standards; and
    3. You have either a WHMIS-compliant MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or GHS compliant SDS (Safety Data Sheet - they've dropped the "M") for each controlled product used, processed or stored at your workplace.

    Once December 1, 2018 rolls around, the old fangled WHMIS label and MSDS will no longer be acceptable and only GHS labels and SDSs will do. 

    This week's tip is taken from the "Compliance Alert: Ready or Not, Here Come the WHMIS Inspectors" safety article on OHSInsider.com