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Posted By Denise Foster, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Forest Markets Weekly Newsletters
The National Association of State Foresters' Forest Markets Committee releases a Weekly Newsletter full of all things Forestry and Forest Products Industry related. Each week’s newsletter has articles about: Forest Markets, Housing, Working Forests, New Products and Technology, and Renewable Energy. This week’s newsletter contains a very interesting article on the Appalachian “Long Lodge” design for mass timber construction.         

Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Employer Webinars for November
The following announcement concerning upcoming Employer Webinars for November is from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. 

Please join us for the November BWC Employer Webinar. This month we will cover important upcoming employer programs information, National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) manual classifications, recreational waivers explained, overview of Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) awards and our monthly safety tip.  The webinar will last approximately 20 minutes. You can view the webinar from the comfort of your office or attend in person at one of BWC’s claims offices. By attending in person, you will have the opportunity to meet with a BWC representative.

Follow the links below if you wish to attend the webinar but not visit a service office:

  • 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.
  • 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

Register to visit your local claims office and view the webinar with BWC staff. When registering, please provide your name, title, policy number (or company name), phone number and email address.
We’ll record this webinar and make it available for future viewing.
Note: In the Columbus area, the on-site option will be at our BWC OCOSH location, 13430 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, Ohio.

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
30 W. Spring St.
Columbus, Oh 43215
Questions? Call 1-800-644-6292
or visit us on the web

Northeast Silviculture Institute Training Sessions for 2017 Now Available On-Line
The entire 10-days of Northeast Silviculture Institute training is now available online for anyone - not just foresters.  Every lecture and field stop in 2017 was filmed and the dozens of videos and backing materials are now available – and can be viewed and read in the comfort of your own home or office. SAF CFE’s are available by session. Institute learnings and CFE details. 

Ohio Forestry Association Now On Facebook
You can now connect with the Ohio Forestry Association on Facebook. “Like” our page and join our social network as we roll out information in this new-to-OFA format.

Northeast Ohio Forestry Association (NEOFA) Newsletter 
The November 2018 edition of the NEOFA newsletter contains a wrap-up of their October meeting’s, “Why’s of Tree Planting” panel presentation, and information on their upcoming meeting topic; Preserving, acquiring, disassembling, moving, and rebuilding old barns.

Deadline For Enrolling In Workers Comp Group Ratings Plan Is November 14, 2018
This Wednesday, November 14, 2018, is the cutoff date to enroll in the Ohio Forestry Association’s Workers Comp Group Ratings Plan, administered by CareWorksComp, Ohio’s largest workers compensation and risk management consulting company. See flyer for details. 

The Work Safe article, reprinted from the October 2018 edition of the Northern Logger and Timber Processor magazine, gives example of injuries and fatalities that happened in the woods, at the sawmill, and on the road, that could easily have been avoided. Use these examples to keep yourself, your coworkers, and your employees safe, so that everyone can go home to their families at the end of the day in the same condition that they left in the morning.

Upcoming Events:

  • PVLC Meeting – Monday, Nov. 12, 7:00 PM, Bainbridge, Ohio
  • SOLC Meeting – Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:00 PM, Lucasville, Ohio
  • MVLC Meeting – Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:00 PM, McConnelsville, Ohio
  • OFA Executive Committee Meeting - Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:00 AM, Zanesville, Ohio
  • OFA Board Meeting - Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1:00 PM, Zanesville, Ohio
  • Logging Standards Council Meeting - Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:00 PM, Zanesville, Ohio
  • SVLC Meeting – Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30 PM, Bergholz, Ohio
  • Ohio Tree Farm Committee Meeting – Thursday, Nov. 15, 10:00 AM, Columbus, Ohio 

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