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Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC has been assisting injured workers in Ohio for over 80 years and is dedicated to seeking justice for those who have been hurt on the job.
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC has been assisting injured workers in Ohio for over 80 years and is dedicated to seeking justice for those who have been hurt on the job.

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Has OSHA Banned Union Reps From Their Worksite Inspections?: In 2013, The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) expanded their ruling to allow union employees who didn’t work at the company being inspected to accompany OSHA officials during worksite inspections. This allowed them to offer feedback directly to the OSHA representative. Republicans and small businesses, saying it is a way for unions to intimidate them, have opposed the ruling. OSHA pulled this mandate last week, now reverting the rule to what it was, which allows only employees of the company being inspected to accompany OSHA representatives. This rule allows employees to interact with OSHA representatives without management supervision, a great safety net for employees. Another resource for worker safety is joining a union. When Should You Request Your Worksite to Be Inspected? Anytime you have brought a potential workplace hazard to the attention of your employer and they are not making efforts to fix it, or are denying that it... Read More » The post Has OSHA Banned Union Reps From Their Worksite Inspections? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2q9VbGo #Columbus #WorkplaceSafety
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What Could Funding Cuts to the Labor Department Mean for Job Safety?: The U.S. already doesn’t have enough federal inspectors to regulate job sites, and there could be even fewer available. There are proposed 21% budget cuts to the Labor department being proposed by President Trump right now. One of the programs targeted is the Susan Harwood Grant Program, which helps provide training to workers with limited English speaking. These workers often don’t have the same access to information about their rights. In an environment where there are already people underrepresented and regulators are hard to come by, these budget cuts could mean that workplace safety knowledge is more important than ever. Top 3 Most Important Safety Resources You Have as a Worker Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA): OSHA is there to protect you as a worker. You may file a complaint about workplace safety with them at any time and request that your workplace is inspected. It also requires employers... Read More » The post What Could Funding Cuts to the Labor Department Mean for Job Safety? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2pUtv82 #Columbus #WorkplaceSafety
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When Should You Refuse to Work in Unsafe Conditions?: Every day, people that work in factories, construction, and other building or manufacturing jobs are subjected to unsafe conditions if safety guidelines are ignored. The pressure to continue working is high; people need money to support themselves and may be worried that refusing to work will get them fired and ruin a reference. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that nobody should not be working in a job that places them at risk. If you are being subjected to unsafe practices in your workplace, you have the right to refuse work. How Do You Know When to Refuse Work? Let’s say that Jim was working in a lumber mill. Jim notices that one of the lumber saws has an old, dilapidated blade that made uneven cuts and flung sharp shards of wood at the mill workers, fast enough to cause serious injuries. Jim told his manager, who... Read More » The post When Should You Refuse to Work in Unsafe Conditions? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2r9meVZ #Columbus #WorkplaceSafety
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Are Workplace Safety Resources in Ohio Getting Better?: Ohio workplaces are hopefully getting safer, in part because our state recently added $44 million in new state programs designed to improve wellness and safety for Ohio workers. This was announced in April by the Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) administrator Sarah Morrison. The wellness program has special plans, including offering $6 million more annually for firefighters for additional protective equipment and $2 million for people who work with disabled individuals. Another $6 million is allotted for small businesses that employ less than 50 people, and this includes allowances for stopping smoking programs and health coaching to combat chronic diseases. In addition to the investment in safety, the program also will offer rebates for public and private employers who pay into the state workers’ comp insurance. It is expected that over 200,000 employers will receive rebates. The program is entitled “The Third Billion... Read More » The post Are Workplace Safety Resources in Ohio Getting Better? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2qsY88M #WorkersCompensation #WorkplaceSafety
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Make Safety a Top Priority for Electrical Safety Month: Safety is vital when working with electricity. Don’t be too arrogant like the workers in the beginning of this video. The post Make Safety a Top Priority for Electrical Safety Month appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2qiYw9D #UncategorizedWorkInjuryBlogPosts
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What Are Some of the Most Common Work Injuries Electricians Face?: Our world is powered almost entirely by electricity. It keeps the lights on at night and the hospital machines running. Because it is so integrated into every aspect of our lives, the people who work around it should be treated as equally important. Electricians risk injury and even death to keep our world electrified, and deserve our respect and admiration for doing so. What better time than this, National Electrical Safety Month, to review some of the most common work injuries electricians face to keep our world spinning. 3 Most Common Risks Electricians Face Daily Electrocution – This is the most obvious risk. It’s also one of the deadliest. Almost 100 workers were killed by electrocution in 2016. Hundreds more sustain injuries when shocked. Falls – Electricians are often required to work up high, on power lines for example. This puts them at serious risk of fall injuries. Falls account... Read More » The post What Are Some of the Most Common Work Injuries Electricians Face? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2qhHGIb #ConstructionSafety #WorkSafety
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Could Globalization Be Making Workplace Accidents More Frequent?: Recent research has been linking an increase in global operations to an increase in industrial workplace accidents. Industrial accidents can have catastrophic effects on workers and the environment. Companies have been known to outsource more environmentally damaging industries such as ship-breaking or toxic waste removal to countries that have less evolved regulatory infrastructure. Differences in technology, regulations, and attitudes toward safety and environmental responsibility are all reasons why working with multiple countries can increase the risk of these accidents. Below are some examples of how these factors can cause problems. Why Do Breakdowns in Safety Regulations Happen? Differences in technologies: Imagine an American computer company manufactures in china, and the technology used to measure the amount of waste byproducts from computers is not up to date in China. This could cause a huge toxic waste management problem for this company and the Chinese environment. Differences in regulations and attitudes: Not... Read More » The post Could Globalization Be Making Workplace Accidents More Frequent? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2qFmQP7 #ConstructionSafety #WorkplaceSafety
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What Can Be Some of the Riskiest Jobs in America?: Every job has a set of safety and health laws regulating the workplace ensuring that all of the employees are not reasonably at risk for workplace accidents and occupational health issues. That being said, some jobs have more necessary safety precautions and the potential for more accidents if the precautions are ignored. You may be surprised at the list of the riskiest jobs in America listed below, and how they are often concentrated in lower to middle class income ranges. Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs Firefighter: Unsurpisingly, firefighters are subject to physical injuries,burns, and inhaling dangerous chemicals. Farmer: Many wouldn’t consider this one, but farmers are susceptible to injuries involving machinery equipment. Nursing Assistant: One of the least paid members on the list, nursing assistants experience a high number of straining injuries from lifting patients, as well as lacerations and wounds. Veterinarian: Animals are wild and often attack veterinarians. They... Read More » The post What Can Be Some of the Riskiest Jobs in America? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2qwqt9U #UncategorizedWorkInjuryBlogPosts #WorkAccident #WorkSafety
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Safety Tips for Working on a Multi-Employer Job Site: Constructions sites known as multi-employer job sites have employees working for several different companies, performing tasks that have varying degrees of safety risks. The potential for accidents is increased in this environment, and more safety precautions need to be taken by both the employers and the employees. When employees working for one company have a certain set of safety standards, they can be reluctant to tell this information to contractors, because they assume that the contractor is responsible for their own safety. Legally under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), this not always the case. Keep reading to see how OSHA defines different employers and how problems can arise. Defining Different Employers A controlling employer is the employer with authority in supervising the work site. They are obligated to correct safety issues and require others to correct them. A creating employer is an employer that creates a hazardous condition.... Read More » The post Safety Tips for Working on a Multi-Employer Job Site appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2plTZ4S #ConstructionSafety #WorkplaceSafety
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Do Rideshare Drivers Deserve Workers Compensation?: Much press coverage has been given to new ridesharing companies, such as Lyft or Uber, that have been replacing taxi services and utilized by millions of people. The safety of these services have been questioned, and multiple allegations of drivers assaulting passengers have been reported. Little media commotion has been made for the safety of the drivers, however. Recently, an uber driver sued an ex-taco bell executive after the driver was attacked by the passenger, who was allegedly intoxicated. Ridesharing drivers deal with quite a few intoxicated passengers and are at high-risk for these attacks. Drivers are treated as independent contractors and not given benefits or workers compensation through their companies. They are also not given safety training, which could signify that they are not counted as employees. This could be a lapse in the regulatory environment not catching up to a new, rapidly-growing rideshare industry. Read below to see... Read More » The post Do Rideshare Drivers Deserve Workers Compensation? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2pdIT1P #WorkersCompensation #Ridesharing
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