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July 2012 Archives

Explosion at oil and gas well kills one Ohio worker

The state of Ohio has benefitted economically from the recent boom in the hydraulic fracturing of shale to extract oil and gas. There is now more and more access to oil and gas reserves that were previously unreachable. However, as the push to extract natural resources expands and these well sites becomes more and more commonplace, it is important that the chances of workplace accidents at these sites does not increase.

Ohio recycling plant fined $60,000 for safety violations

Unfortunately, unsafe working conditions often exist in our own backyard. Again and again, employers are placing their workers at a greater risk of sustaining workplace injuries in order to protect their bottom line.

Blurring the lines between TTD and PTD

The roles of temporary total disability (TTD) and permanent total disability (PTD) are supposed to be separate and distinct. TTD is designed to compensate an injured worker for a loss of earnings while he or she is unable to return to his former position of employment. TTD stops once the client reaches the level where he or she is "as good as they are going to get" (also called MMI) with respect to the allowed conditions. Depending on the severity of the injuries, the client may then be looking at the possibility of permanent total disability. PTD is intended to compensate an injured worker for the loss of wages caused by an injury which removes the injured worker from all sustained gainful employment. This would mean that the injured worker is not only unable to return to his or her former position of employment, but is also unable to return to any form of sustained employment on account of the allowed conditions in the workers' compensation claim.

Unsafe working conditions at Ohio's hydraulic fracturing sites?

Ohio has been a hotbed for the recent boom in the hydraulic fracturing of shale to extract oil and gas. The process involves injecting large amounts of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to access oil and gas reserves that were previously unreachable. A recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration announcement now reveals that unsafe working conditions exist at these worksites.

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