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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Ohio Industrial Commission will Hold a Public Hearing to Consider Rule Amendments

The Ohio Industrial Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., L-2, Room 1, 30 West Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio to consider the following:

The Amendments of the following rules (To view the proposed amendments, click on the PDF files below.):

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. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Industrial Commission will consider a reasonable accommodation to allow qualified, interested parties with a disability to testify where the accommodation is necessary and available and does not present an undue hardship to the Industrial Commission. An individual requiring special accommodations should contact the Office of Human Resources by calling (614) 466-2765.

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, and all Industrial Commission offices.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Industrial Commission is Currently Reviewing Five of its Administrative Rules

The following information is being provided pursuant to the requirements of Executive Order 2011-01K and Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly, which requires state agencies, including the Ohio Industrial Commission, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by SB2), and provide an opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules.

The Ohio Industrial Commission is conducting its 2018 five-year rule review of the following rules: 4121-1-01, 4121-1-02, 4121-1-03, 4121-3-01, and 4121-17-07.

As part of this review, the agency has initially determined that 4121-1-02 and 4121-1-03 should be amended to reflect changes in the subject area affected by the rules and the concerns raised by its stakeholders. The agency has determined that the remaining rules under review need not be changed at this time.

The Ohio Industrial Commission welcomes comments regarding the proposed changes to 4121-1-02 and 4121-1-03, as well as the initial determination to file the remaining rules as “no change.”

The Commission is proposing the following rule actions (To view the proposed rules click on the PDF links below.):

4121-1-01 Notice procedure for the adoption, amendment or rescission of rules – Proposed No Change

4121-1-02 Notice of public meetings – Proposed Amendment

4121-1-03 Non-adjudicatory meetings of the industrial commission – Proposed Amendment

4121-3-01 Office locations, office hours, and scope of rules – Proposed No Change

4121-17-07 Filing of bills – Proposed No Change

If you wish to comment on any of the aforementioned proposed rule actions, please reply to the Commission at by December 1, 2017.