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March 5–March 9, 2018

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The Ohio AFL-CIO’s annual Workers’ Compensation Institute will be held Monday, March 5th through Friday, March 9th, 2018, at The Crowne Plaza North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue Columbus, OH 43229. Please note this is a venue change from previous years.

The registration for the Institute will be $300 per participant.  This fee will cover the cost of materials including the manual, coffee breaks and banquet.  The registration fee should accompany the enclosed registration form.  Please make your check payable to the Ohio AFL-CIO and mail it to the Ohio AFL-CIO Workers’ Compensation Institute, 500 South Front St., Suite 700, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

We have made arrangements with the hotel to set aside a block of rooms for persons who will be attending the Institute. If you have any issues with the hotel, please contact Amanda Sabol at 614-224-8271, or

***The Institute will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. There will be a block of rooms set aside for Sunday night. The Institute will adjourn around noon on Friday.***

You should make your hotel room reservations directly with the hotel by calling 614-885-1885. When making your reservation, identify yourself as being with the Ohio AFL-CIO to ensure the special rate of $109 plus tax for a single or double, parking is free! This saves members $50 per day on accommodations, so we are trying this hotel for a year to see how it goes. Please keep in mind that the room cut-off date is February 11, 2018.  We suggest you make your hotel reservation as early as possible.

Although the handling and processing of workers’ compensation claims may not be difficult, it does require training.  This year we will hold a special extended session for people with limited experience in filing workers’ compensation claims, as well as advanced sessions.  We recommend that all local unions with a compensation committee take advantage of the educational opportunity afforded by this Institute.

The following is an example of classes being offered – filing a claim (temporary total; permanent partial award; permanent total award); occupational disease; mock hearings and lump sum settlements; rehabilitation and Industrial Commission issues. There will also be an advanced class especially for public sector safety workers (fire and police).

Advanced registration using the enclosed registration form is strongly recommended, although registration can be done on site.  Check in for all registrants will be held Sunday, March 4th from 5:00-6:00pm and Monday, March 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The Institute will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. If you don’t have a rep ID or if you don’t have access to Dolphin/ICON, someone from the BWC can assist you during registration. All you will need is your local’s Federal Tax ID, Address and Zip.

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