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Employers must take their employees as they are – pre-existing conditions included Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP USA November 2 2015 Ohio law has long held that an employee’s particular health conditions, personal frailties and peculiar susceptibilities do not prohibit the employee from having a compensable work injury when the injury occurred in the… Read more »

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South Carolina lawmakers ratify OSHA requirements USA July 21 2015 On June 26, 2015 the South Carolina General Assembly ratified the new OSHA reporting and recordkeeping requirements for SC employers. As a practical matter, this mainly means SC employers must now report the hospitalization of an employee as well as all partial amputations (including fingertip… Read more »

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GPS Celebrates Karen Smith!   Today is “South Carolina Human Resource Professional Appreciation Day!” Karen Smith, PHR, CSP –  HR/Risk Manager at GPS Corporate Congratulations Karen and thank you for all of your great accomplishments at GPS in Human Resources…Workers Compensation, Safety, Unemployment Insurance, FMLA, Harassment Training, Witnessing, New Hire Orientation, SHRM, Counseling, Peace Keeping 🙂 hence a… Read more »

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Sept. 11, 2014 OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule* requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation… Read more »