Ohio Jail Upgrade on Hold as Officials Seek New Funds

Ohio Jail Upgrade on Hold as Officials Seek New Funds | #ESC_LLC #Jail #Corrections #Funding | Officials in Muskingum County are making their pitch to the banks in hopes of raising some $35 million to build a new jail, WHIZ reported. The current facility is overcrowded and in need of expansion in order to continue to function, county officials say.

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Police searching are for a man who robbed a East Columbus pharmacy at gunpoint

Police searching are for a man who robbed a East Columbus pharmacy at gunpoint | #ESC_LLC #Police #Robbery #Investigation | According to the Columbus Division of Police, an unknown man walked into the Kroger at 930 N. Waggoner Road just before 3pm on Oct. 25. He jumped over the pharmacy counter, pulled a gun out and demanded drugs from the safe. Once the employee complied with his demands, he took an unknown amount of drugs and ran away. http://ow.ly/IxMH30mpTrE

Robber gets away with unknown amount of drugs at east area Kroger

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DOL & Ohio Environ Services Company Resolve Lawsuit on Whistleblower Allegations

DOL & Ohio Environ Services Company Resolve Lawsuit on Whistleblower Allegations | #TpromoCom #DOL #Ohio #Whistleblower |  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Management Specialists Inc. (EMS) reached a settlement agreement that resolves a lawsuit filed under the anti-retaliation provision of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. Under the agreement, Steubenville, Ohio-based EMS will pay $21,000 in back wages to one of its employees. To read this informative press release, click here.

U.S. Department of Labor
Feb. 16, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Environmental Services
Company Resolve Lawsuit on Whistleblower Allegations

STEUBENVILLE, OH – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Management Specialists Inc. (EMS) reached a settlement agreement that resolves a lawsuit filed under the anti-retaliation provision of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. Under the agreement, Steubenville, Ohio-based EMS will pay $21,000 in back wages to one of its employees.

A field technician alleged EMS terminated him after he filed complaints with OSHA that employees were exposed to confined space and respiratory hazards as they cleaned storage tanks.

In addition to paying the technician $21,000 in back wages, EMS will expunge the termination and all references to this action from the employee’s record.

“An employee’s commitment to workplace safety should be commended – not punished,” said Ken Nishiyama Atha, OSHA Chicago-area Regional Administrator. “This settlement represents a true win for an employee willing to exercise his rights to ensure workplace safety for his co-workers and himself.”

OSHA enforces the whistleblower provisions of 22 statutes protecting employees who report violations of various airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, motor vehicle safety, healthcare reform, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws. Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who raise concerns or provide information to their employer or the government under any of these laws. Employees who believe they are retaliated against for engaging in protected conduct may file a complaint with OSHA’s Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs.

Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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Editor’s note: The U.S. Department of Labor does not release the names of employees involved in whistleblower complaints.

Civil Action Number: 2-17-cv-00821

Media Contacts:

Scott Allen, 312-353-4727, allen.scott@dol.gov
Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976, burke.rhonda@dol.gov

Release Number: 18-243-CHI

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Central Ohio law enforcement agencies help patrol Westerville streets as police department mourns

Central Ohio law enforcement agencies help patrol Westerville streets as police department mourns | #ESC_LLC #Westerville #community #police#death | “When something so tragic as this happens to a community, all that we can do is pray for the families and do whatever we can to help. The tragic deaths of Westerville officers Joering and Morelli will be mourned for many years to come,” says John Larkin, ESC Senior Partner. “ESC sends its condolences to the family members as well as the entire community of Westerville.” http://ow.ly/tw5z30ilwfl (#TpromoCom)

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Companies Create Ploy to Control Driverless Cars

Companies Create Ploy to Control Driverless Cars | #TpromoCom #driverless #car #Uber #Lift | Gizmodo is reporting that shared ride companies are gunning for self-driving cars to hit the streets but they don’t want just anyone to be able to access them. In fact, in a recent “pledge” signed by the likes of Uber and Lyft, 15 different transportation companies appear to collectively call “dibs” on the technology.
The document titled “Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities” is being hailed by Wired as “10 Commandments for Making Future Cities More Livable,” and yet others aren’t quite so keen on the suggestions contained within – specifically point #10, which says that autonomous vehicles should only be operated in dense urban areas by shared fleets. http://ow.ly/fKvK30ihxiv

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How to comply with OSHAs rule requiring the electronic submission of recordkeeping data

How to comply with OSHAs rule requiring the electronic submission of recordkeeping data | #TpromoCom #OSHA #records #requirements |  In this free webinar, learn how OSHA’s final rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” will impact your OSHA recordkeeping.

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Occupational Health & Safety

How to comply with OSHAs rule requiring the electronic submission of recordkeeping data

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In this free webinar, learn how OSHA’s final rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” will impact your OSHA recordkeeping.

In May of 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a final rule which will require employers in certain industries to electronically submit injury and illness recordkeeping data to OSHA starting in 2017. The webinar will outline key deadlines for data submission and explore the ways in which the ruling will impact your organization’s recordkeeping.

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This webinar occurred on:  December 14, 2017

Speakers:

Clare Epstein oversees TRA’s IndustrySafe Safety Software group and manages the product strategy, direction, and sales and marketing efforts of IndustrySafe safety management software. Over 300 organizations throughout the United States utilize IndustrySafe to record, track, and analyze incident data and generate OSHA recordkeeping reports. Ms. Epstein has extensive experience in regulatory analysis, safety management systems, information management systems, and safety reviews.

Gabriel Tompkins oversees the product development, of the IndustrySafe Software. Mr. Tompkins has worked closely with multiple organizations to ensure that the IndustrySafe software complies with OSHA recordkeeping regulations. Mr. Tompkins is experienced with information technology management, safety management systems and regulations, end user design and client training.

Duration: 1 Hour

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Columbus Mayor: Homicide rate is “unacceptable”

Columbus Mayor: Homicide rate is “unacceptable” | #ESC_LLC #Columbus #mayor #homicide #statistics | As the city of Columbus surpasses a 10-year record for homicides, Mayor Andrew Ginther vows to continue pushing and creating programs that work to reduce violent crimes.

“The spike in homicide rates in this city, in our community, is totally and completely unacceptable,” Mayor Ginther said.

Ginther says safety is a top priority for Columbus families and a pilot program introduced in Linden has proven successful.  (#TpromoCom)

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