For the purposes of sections 4123.038 and 4123.039 of the Revised Code, every apprentice with respect to his related and supplemental instructions, and every pre-apprentice, entry-level trainee, or journeyman trainee shall be in the employment of whichever of the following desires to secure workers' compensation in respect to the apprentice:
(A) A joint apprenticeship committee;
(B) Any sponsoring organization offering, conducting, supervising, or giving training to apprentices.
If any joint apprenticeship committee, or any other sponsoring organization offering, conducting, supervising, or giving training to apprentices, pre-apprentices, entry-level trainees, or journeyman trainees desires to secure workers' compensation coverage for those persons in the event of their injury, disease, or death while engaged in related training activities, but not such as would entitle them to compensation as an employee as defined in division (A) of section 4123.01 of the Revised Code, any joint apprenticeship committee, or other sponsoring organization may contract with the bureau of workers' compensation for coverage of those persons under this chapter, while in the performance of the related training activities. The contract shall contain provisions for the determination of premiums, average weekly wages or their equivalent, the identity of the persons covered, and other provisions as are necessary in each case to establish or define the risk and determine claims arising thereunder. Upon execution of a contract, the persons covered thereby are entitled to the same benefits, payable from the state insurance fund, which are accorded to employees as defined in division (A) of section 4123.01 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 11-03-1989 .