Public hearing to be held on change to Workers’ Compensation

by Carol Thompson

Residents will have an opportunity to comment on changes to the Worker’s Compensation plan when the Oswego County Legislature meets tomorrow.

The plan covers all municipalities, however, the changes will impact some agencies.

School districts will be removed as will volunteer ambulance. The new policy will change the manner in which volunteer fire departments are assessed

Under the new policy, if approved, a claims committee would be formed consisting of three county representatives and two elected representatives.

The new plan also provides penalty provisions and allows the county to bill directly.

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