Ohio WC Terms: Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR)

Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR)

Article II, Section 35 of the Ohio Constitution permits the Industrial Commission to make an additional award for a violation of a specific safety requirement (VSSR). The Commission can make a VSSR award to an injured worker if the injury resulted from the employer’s violation of a specific safety code adopted by the Industrial Commission.

See our case index for summaries of VSSR decisions by Ohio courts, with links to the cases.

For more information about VSSR awards, see Learn About: VSSR Awards.