BWC Administrator McCloud Addresses OMA Committee

The OMA Safety & Workers’ Compensation Committee convened yesterday via Zoom, as are all OMA committee meetings through at least Q2 of 2021. Chaired by Matt Schurte, General Counsel, Lancaster Colony Corp., the committee had a packed agenda.

Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator Stephanie McCloud was on hand to provide an update from the agency. She detailed the recently approved $5 billion employer dividend to be issued in December (see separate story). The administrator also reported on COVID-19 claims activity and the purchase of PPE for Ohio employers.

Committee member Bob Robenalt, a partner with OMA Connections Partner, Fisher Philips, offered employers guidance on vaccine policies as the current availability of flu vaccine and the coming availability of COVID-19 vaccines have become a workplace matter.

Members engaged in a roundtable discussion on how they are managing through the pandemic. Make sure you are subscribed to the OMA’s Safety and Workers’ Compensation Committee so you receive meeting invitations and committee materials next year. 11/5/2020