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  • Advanced Safety Training by BWC - Part 1 | Ohio Township Association
    PUBLICATIONS NEWS RELEASES MAGAZINES NEWSLETTER PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS TOWNSHIP STORIES SCHOLARSHIPS CLASSIFIEDS LINKS LEGISLATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRIORITIES ALERTS WEEKLY UPDATES PENDING LEGISLATION EFFECTIVE DATES FIND A LEGISLATOR PUBLICATIONS NEWS RELEASES MAGAZINE NEWSLETTER PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS TOWNSHIP STORIES Advanced Safety Training by BWC Part 1 Wednesday April 27 2016 BWC is offering advanced safety training for public employees ASPE Part one is set for April 25 27 and part two is May 16 18 at the Cincinnati Governor s Hill 8650 Governors Hill Drive Suite 400 Cincinnati Ohio 45249 1386 Anyone who works for a public employer state or local government agency and are responsible for or assist with health and safety activities at their facility as well as workers who are directly affected by those health and safety activities should attend Participants could earn ISSP credit 2 5 days per part EPA credit 12 per part and sanitarian credit 15 per part BWC is also authorized by IACET to offer 1 5 CEUs per part for the training Participants will learn employer and employee rights and responsibilities under the Ohio PERRP PERRP inspection and recordkeeping procedures hazard recognition skills and possible control methods to safety and health issues in public sector worksites common public sector workplace hazards that have resulted in fatalities and catastrophes and where to find PERPP standards and information about compliance alternatives You can enroll at www bwclearningcenter com For more information please contact PERRP at 800 671 6858 A flyer with more information is available here Latest News Apr 5 2016 Safety Advisory for Events Using Colored Powder Such as Color Runs With spring having arrived and summer fast approaching many events are being planned and hosted throughout the State of Ohio where bursts of colored powder are sprayed or thrown onto event participants including color runs or

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  • NATaT Legislative Fly-In | Ohio Township Association
    A LEGISLATOR PUBLICATIONS NEWS RELEASES MAGAZINES NEWSLETTER PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS TOWNSHIP STORIES SCHOLARSHIPS CLASSIFIEDS LINKS LEGISLATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRIORITIES ALERTS WEEKLY UPDATES PENDING LEGISLATION EFFECTIVE DATES FIND A LEGISLATOR PUBLICATIONS NEWS RELEASES MAGAZINE NEWSLETTER PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS TOWNSHIP STORIES NATaT Legislative Fly In Thursday April 28 2016 The National Association of Towns and Townships NATaT is offering a two day legislative fly in for township officials across the U S As members of NATaT all OTA members are eligible to attend on a space available basis The 2016 Legislative Fly In will take place April 27 28 in Washington DC The NATaT Fly In will consist of a federal legislative update on Wednesday afternoon and congressional meetings on Tuesday as Congress is scheduled to be in session Limited space is available If you are interested in attending please contact Heidi Fought or Matt DeTemple at the OTA office Latest News Apr 5 2016 Safety Advisory for Events Using Colored Powder Such as Color Runs With spring having arrived and summer fast approaching many events are being planned and hosted throughout the State of Ohio where bursts of colored powder are sprayed or thrown onto event participants including color runs or concerts While

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  • Safety Advisory for Events Using Colored Powder, Such as Color Runs | Ohio Township Association
    is present Typically an ignition source is the missing element necessary for an explosion at a colored powder event However situations do arise where ignition sources are present or introduced by unwitting event coordinators or participants Ignition sources can include electrical equipment such as stage lighting and musical equipment flames and sparks from food vendors and others hot surfaces cigarette lighters or matches and even static electricity All of these can produce enough of an ignition source to ignite a cloud of combustible dust Therefore the colored powdered dust should not be sprayed or distributed in areas where ignition sources are present For example in June 2015 colored powder was sprayed over a crowd of concert goers at a popular amusement park in New Taipei Taiwan The dense cloud of colored powder a mixture of cornstarch and food coloring suddenly ignited and caused a large fire that killed 15 and injured over 500 others many severely It is believed that either lighting equipment or a lit cigarette created the spark that started the combustion of the dust In the wake of these and other events the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal encourages certain basic safety precautions to be employed These include but are not limited to the following No smoking at the events and particularly not in areas where the colored dust will be dispersed No powder disbursement in enclosed areas the denser the cloud of powder the more readily combustible it is disbursing the dust in an open well ventilated area where the dust can dissipate is best No electrical devices or equipment in powder disbursement areas sparks from electrical equipment and even heat from such equipment like stage lighting fixtures can be sufficient enough to ignite a combustible dust cloud No electrical devices or

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  • BWC Announces 2016 MCO Open Enrollment | Ohio Township Association
    PENDING LEGISLATION EFFECTIVE DATES FIND A LEGISLATOR PUBLICATIONS NEWS RELEASES MAGAZINES NEWSLETTER PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS TOWNSHIP STORIES SCHOLARSHIPS CLASSIFIEDS LINKS LEGISLATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRIORITIES ALERTS WEEKLY UPDATES PENDING LEGISLATION EFFECTIVE DATES FIND A LEGISLATOR PUBLICATIONS NEWS RELEASES MAGAZINE NEWSLETTER PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS TOWNSHIP STORIES BWC Announces 2016 MCO Open Enrollment Mar 31 2016 The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation BWC will hold an MCO Open Enrollment from May 2 2016 through May 27 2016 This gives Ohio employers the opportunity to decide whether to select a new Managed Care Organization MCO or remain with their existing MCO for the medical management of their workplace injury claims for the next two years If you are responsible for managing Ohio workers compensation for your township it is important to have a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an MCO MCO associates are medical professionals and their processes are clinically focused Your MCO should be working diligently to help employers avoid the most costly workplace injury claims lost time claims Lost time claims occur when an injured worker is off work for eight or more calendar days With clinicians managing the medical care and transitioning injured workers back to gainful employment employers are better able to manage the health of their employees and control long term premium costs If you have any questions about this year s MCO Open Enrollment please contact Matt DeTemple at 614 863 0045 or via email to detemple ohiotownships org Latest News Apr 5 2016 Safety Advisory for Events Using Colored Powder Such as Color Runs With spring having arrived and summer fast approaching many events are being planned and hosted throughout the State of Ohio where bursts of colored powder are sprayed or thrown onto event participants including color runs or concerts While these Mar 31 2016

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  • Important Update Regarding Townships with a Volunteer Peace Officer | Ohio Township Association
    including townships with a police department that employs volunteer peace officers will be made a member of the Fund and each Fund member must establish a volunteer peace officers dependents fund board to administer claims for the benefits from the Fund ORC 143 Ql C defines volunteer peace officer as any person who is employed as a police officer sheriff s deputy constable or deputy marshal in a part time reserve or volunteer capacity and is not a member of the public employees retirement system Ohio police and fire pension fund state highway patrol retirement system or the Cincinnati retirement system Townships should consult with their legal counsel to discuss forming their township s board A board must have the following members two members elected by the board of trustees two members elected by the volunteer peace officers of the police department and one member elected by the other four members cannot be a public employee member of the board of trustees or peace officer for that department must be a citizen registered to vote in that area One of the five elected board members must be identified as a chairperson and another as the secretary by the members of the board Board members must be named by April 22 and initial terms last one year Each board s secretary must submit all of the following information to the Ohio Department of Commerce name and address of board members names of the board s chairperson and secretary and a certificate indicating the current assessed property valuation of the Fund member Each Fund member e g the township as an entity pays an initial premium of 300 500 which is based on the member s assessed property valuation ORC 143 06 Additional premiums may be required The benefit amounts are 1

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  • Latest News page | Ohio Township Association
    which were levies The levy breakdown is as follows 62 renewal 52 additional and 16 replacement levies Of the 130 levies 97 passed 32 failed and one is tied prior to the counting of provisional ballots This gives townships a 74 6 percent passage rate read more Mar 15 2016 Ethics Training Classes Approved for Auditor of State Credit According to the Auditor of State s office the following classes offered by the Ohio Ethics Commission qualify for the mandatory two hours of Ethics that a fiscal officer is required to have during their term in office as part of their fiscal officer training Fiscal officers can register for any of the trainings listed below by visiting read more Mar 14 2016 Township Officials Lay Groundwork for March 15 Primary Election You could tell Tom Willsey the local trustee for Ross Township that his small polling location in Butler County doesn t matter in the March 15 Primary Election but he knows that you would be wrong I ve been through primary elections several times in my time as a trustee said Willsey the President of the Ohio Township read more Mar 13 2016 Safe Routes to School National Conference Join Us for Intersections Where Health and Transportation Meet at the 5th Safe Routes to School National Conference Columbus April 5 7 Join thousands of read more Mar 11 2016 U S Department of Agriculture Offers Four Local Food Grants The U S Department of Agriculture is offering four grants related to local food The FY 2016 Local Food Promotion Program is offering planning grants up to 100 000 and implementation grants up to 500 000 The FY 2016 Farmers Market Promotion Program is offering a capacity building grant worth up to 250 000 and a community development grant read more Mar 11 2016 FY 2016 Small Agency Body Worn Camera Matching Grant The Department of Justice is proud to offer a small agency body worn camera policy and implementation matching grant The application period is until April 27 2016 and the grant will match 50 percent up to 40 000 The specifics are below FY 2016 Small Agency Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program Agencies with read more Mar 11 2016 Ohio BMV Annual IRP Excess Compensation Distribution Reports Now Online The Ohio Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that starting this year the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Annual IRP Excess Compensation Distribution reports will be available online These reports will be located on the same site as the monthly Motor Vehicle License and Permissive Tax Distribution Reports at the read more Mar 10 2016 FY 2015 SAFER Grant Application Period Open The FY 2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response SAFER grant application period will close at 5 00 p m EDT on Friday March 25 The purpose of SAFER grants is to provide funding directly to Fire Departments and national state local or tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters to

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  • User account | Ohio Township Association
    WEBSITES NATaT NATaT OVERVIEW FEDERAL LEGISLATION ANNUAL MEETING AFFILIATE GROUPS CLOUT OTAN LAW DIRECTORS ZONING INSPECTORS VENDORS TRADE SHOW ADVERTISING MAILING LIST REQUEST GOLF OUTING ABOUT US ABOUT US OVERIEW BOARD STAFF TOWNSHIP CENSUS INFO LEGISLATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRIORITIES ALERTS WEEKLY UPDATES PENDING LEGISLATION EFFECTIVE DATES FIND A LEGISLATOR PUBLICATIONS NEWS RELEASES MAGAZINES NEWSLETTER PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS TOWNSHIP STORIES SCHOLARSHIPS CLASSIFIEDS LINKS LEGISLATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRIORITIES ALERTS WEEKLY UPDATES PENDING LEGISLATION EFFECTIVE DATES FIND A LEGISLATOR PUBLICATIONS NEWS RELEASES MAGAZINE NEWSLETTER PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS TOWNSHIP STORIES User account Primary tabs Log in Request new password active tab Username or e mail address Latest News Apr 5 2016 Safety Advisory for Events Using Colored Powder Such as Color Runs With spring having arrived and summer fast approaching many events are being planned and hosted throughout the State of Ohio where bursts of colored powder are sprayed or thrown onto event participants including color runs or concerts While these Mar 31 2016 BWC Announces 2016 MCO Open Enrollment The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation BWC will hold an MCO Open Enrollment from May 2 2016 through May 27 2016 This gives Ohio employers the opportunity to decide whether to select a new Managed Care

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