4167.08 Issuance of emergency temporary Ohio employment risk reduction standard.

(A) In the event of an emergency or unusual situation, the administrator of workers' compensation shall issue an emergency temporary Ohio employment risk reduction standard to take immediate effect upon publication in newspapers of general circulation in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo if the administrator finds both of the following:

(1) Public employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or agents determined to be toxic or physically harmful or from new hazards;

(2) The emergency temporary Ohio employment risk reduction standard is necessary to protect employees from the danger.

(B)

(1) Except as provided in division (B)(2) of this section an emergency temporary Ohio employment risk reduction standard issued by the administrator under division (A) of this section shall be in effect no longer than fifteen days, unless the bureau of workers' compensation board of directors approves the emergency temporary Ohio employment risk reduction standard as issued by the administrator, in which case, the emergency temporary Ohio employment risk reduction standard shall be in effect no longer than one hundred twenty days after the date the administrator issues it.

(2) The administrator may renew an emergency temporary Ohio employment risk reduction standard that has been approved by the board for an additional time period not to exceed one hundred days if the administrator finds that the conditions identified in divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section continue to exist.

On or before the expiration date of the emergency temporary Ohio employment risk reduction standard or renewal thereof, if the conditions identified in divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section continue to exist, the administrator, with the advice and consent of the board, shall adopt a permanent Ohio employment risk reduction standard pursuant to section 4167.07 of the Revised Code as a rule to replace the emergency temporary Ohio employment risk reduction standard.

Cite as R.C. § 4167.08

History. Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 06-21-2005; 2007 HB100 09-10-2007