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Local government to save yet another 5% on workers comp premiums
The workers comp system is saving money because fewer workers are being injured on the job
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Bill Cohen
 

Just like private companies….. Ohio schools, cities, counties, libraries, and townships have to chip in money for a fund that pays workers who are injured on the job. Now, though, the premiums those local governments pay are being trimmed by an average of 5 percent. It’s the fourth straight year of premium cuts. Steve Buhrer heads Ohio’s Workers Compensation program.

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Buhrer says the Workers Comp system is saving money these days because fewer workers are being injured on the job. He says that’s how the premiums that local governments pay can be trimmed. Buhrer notes that private companies have also seen their workers comp premiums cut in recent years.

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