Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing

The Industrial Commission of Ohio will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., to consider the following rules as summarized below:

This Public Hearing will take place via conference call as a precaution to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), in accordance with Section 12 of emergency legislation Am. Sub. H.B. 197 as signed by Governor Mike DeWine effective March 27, 2020.

To access this hearing, please dial the following phone number and enter the pin code at the prompt to connect:

Phone number: 614-721-2972
Phone Conference ID: 971 526 680#

The Amendments of the following rules:

  • Amend: 4121-3-13 Disputed self-insuring employers' claims
  • Amend: 4121-3-20 Additional awards by reason of violations of specific safety requirements
  • Amend: 4121-3-34 Permanent total disability
The proposed amendments reflect the recent changes in HB 81. Additionally, changes were made to reflect grammatical changes and to maintain consistent terminology throughout the rules.

The full and complete text of the proposed rules is available on the Register of Ohio's website at; and is on file in the office of the Secretary of State at 180 East Broad Street, Suite 103, Columbus, Ohio, the Legislative Service Commission at 77 South High Street, 9th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review at 77 South High Street, Concourse Level, Columbus, Ohio, the Office of Chief Legal Counsel, 30 West Spring St., 30th Floor, Columbus, Ohio and all Industrial Commission offices.

All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard. Any interested party unable to attend the public hearing may submit written comments via email to prior to the hearing.

For questions, contact Amanda Brown, Esq., Assistant Legal Counsel, Ohio Industrial Commission 30 West Spring Street, L-30 Columbus, Ohio 43215-2256 614-466-6901.