VSSR Cases: Equipment Available (Supreme Court)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Supreme Court)

VSSR: Equipment Available

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Greco, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (3/7/01)

Issue in a VSSR claim of whether the employer provided safety equipment depends on whether employer made equipment available. Where safety equipment was not at job site, it was not available and VSSR occurred.

Vote: 5-2
Opinion by: Per Curiam

Mayle, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (7/7/99)

Commission properly denied VSSR where safety equipment was available from employer at main office and injured worker routinely did not use safety equipment.

Vote: 6-1
Opinion by: Per Curiam

R.A.M.E., Inc., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (2/24/10)

Possession of another’s safety harness does not compel finding that injured worker was not provided safety harness.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam

Toledo Neighborhood Hous. Serv., Inc., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (7/11/01)

Employer violates VSSR code which requires employer to provide safety equipment when claimant is unaware that equipment was at job site.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam