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AGC of Ohio Safety Meetings

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – – September 28 & November 16 The fall AGC of Ohio Safety Meetings are scheduled for September 28 and November 16. The meetings usually run from 9:30 a.m. to noon and are held at the AGC office in Columbus. They are free of charge for AGC of Ohio members. Each meeting will…

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National AGC Conference

July 25-27  –  Indianapolis, IN If you haven’t done so, be sure to register for the AGC of America Summer Safety & Health Conference at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. It’s a great opportunity for Ohio contractors with the event being held close by! Participants will: • Hear from key OSHA representatives on the latest updates…

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Ohio BWC Board Approves a Fourth “Billion Back”

The Ohio BWC Board on May 24 formally approved $1.5 billion in rebates for Ohio employers. Approximately 180,000 employers in the state will receive rebates over several weeks beginning in early July. The proposed rebate equals 85 percent of the premiums paid for the policy year that ended June 30, 2017. The BWC reported earning…

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OSHA Issues Proposed Rule To Address Crane Operator Qualification

On May 21, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise crane operator training, certification/licensing, and competency. The proposed changes would: (1) require comprehensive training of operators; (2) remove the provision that requires certification by capacity; (3) clarify and permanently extend the employer’s responsibility to evaluate crane operator…

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New BWC program targets safety at small Ohio workplaces

Ohio small employers have a new option for lowering their workers’ comp premiums and increasing worker health and safety. Private employers can now sign up for the new Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) program. “Even small employers can save money and improve workplace safety by better understanding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system,” said Kevin Abrams, Chief Operating…

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DINSMORE RECOGNIZED AS TOP PRO BONO FIRM OF 2017

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has been named 2017 “Law Firm of the Year” from the Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio. Dinsmore was recognized for its contribution and service to the community. Dinsmore partner Susan Zaunbrecher is on PBPO’s board of directors and associate Corey Asay is secretary of its young professional’s board, Grow PBPO. “Being…

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RUDOLPH LIBBE GROUP WINS BUILD AMERICA AWARD FOR PROMEDICA HEADQUARTERS

The Rudolph Libbe Group has been honored with a Construction Risk Partners Build America Award for its work on the ProMedica headquarters in downtown Toledo. The award, presented by the Associated General Contractors of America, recognized the ProMedica project as one of the best construction projects of 2017 and the best building renovation project valued between $10…

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THREE LOCAL RUDOLPH LIBBE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS RECOGNIZED IN VARCO PRUDEN 2018 HALL OF FAME

Rudolph Libbe Inc., of the Rudolph Libbe Group, has received Varco Pruden’s 2018 Best-in-Class Hall of Fame Award in the Warehouse Category for Principle Business Enterprises’ 47,000-square-foot warehouse, constructed in 2017. Rudolph Libbe Inc. was general contractor/construction manager and GEM Inc., also of the Rudolph Libbe Group, erected the Varco Pruden pre-engineered steel building. MacPherson…

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