The EPC sponsors a BWC Group Rating Pool for Workers Compensation. Public School districts are eligible to join the Pool if they are credit rated. Districts which are penalty rated are welcome to take advantage of our group fee for administrator services with Hunter Consulting.
Covid-19 Update - Due to Covid-19 causing schools to be closed early and many staff members continuing to work from home, the BWC has added a telecommuting classification to all public employer policies for the 2020 policy year. This classification is rated in a way so as to offset the financial impact caused by Covid-19. The base rate for the telecommuting code (9444) is .19 vs. the typical district rate of .49 for manual 9434. The actual rate each district pays will vary, based on their claim history and discount program participation.
It is important that districts keep track of the employees that worked from home and the amount of time spent telecommuting, as the BWC may request verification of the reporting. Only payroll for the period of the duration of the Stay at Home Order can be reported under the 9444 classification, all other payroll will be reported under 9434.
Notice to districts that allowed employees to work remotely - Posted 02/05/2021
Dear Public Employer:
Don’t forget! Public employers must submit their Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (300AP) to the Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP) on or before Feb. 1.
As a reminder:
· Public employers are required to report hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye within 24 hours and work-related fatalities within 8 hours to PERRP at 1-800-671-6858.
· Public employers are required to post the PERRP Safety and Health poster at each physical location. Click here to download or request a poster: https://info.bwc.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/bwc/for-employers/safety-and-training/safety-consultations/request-safety-health-poster
PERRP is currently providing virtual safety and health training, consultations, and written program reviews during COVID-19. Please request our services at: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/services/peservicerequest/nlbwc/RequestForServicePERRP.aspx
Should you need assistance in completing or filing your PERRP 300AP Summary, please contact PERRP at 1-800-671-6858.
EPC/Hunter Consulting Safety Training Meetings
BWC - Dozens of of training courses are available through BWC's Division of Safety & Hygiene. These courses are offered at the training center in Pickerington at the Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health (OCOSH) and at branch sites and BWC service offices across the state, including Toledo, Cincinnati, Canton, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Youngstown and Cleveland. Employers may enroll any number of employees at no additional cost. To enroll or learn more about the courses available, visit the BWC Learning Center at www.bwclearningcenter.com.
The BWC's 2020 Safety Congress & Expo will be held online March 10-11, 2021.
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