BWC SID: Our Journey to Excellence – Part 1 of 3

In our constant quest for improvement, all members of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Special Investigations Department (SID) gathered on October 22, 2015 at our Mansfield service office to successfully complete annual in-service training. The theme of this year’s training event was “Our Journey to Excellence: Past, Present and Future.” BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer welcomed … Continue reading BWC SID: Our Journey to Excellence – Part 1 of 3

Use the power of knowledge to reduce injuries

By Ellen S. Nasner, BWC Education and Training Services Manager What is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your employees from workplace injuries and accidents? Arm yourself, and your employees, with knowledge. Safety experts at BWC can connect you with that knowledge. Safety training and education offerings available through our Division … Continue reading Use the power of knowledge to reduce injuries

Delaware County man ran heating and cooling business while on workers’ comp

Timothy Morrow of Delaware (Delaware County) pleaded guilty to one first-degree misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation fraud on Oct. 20 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. SID opened an investigation after receiving an allegation that Morrow was operating his own HVAC business while receiving disability benefits from the BWC. The investigation, which included … Continue reading Delaware County man ran heating and cooling business while on workers’ comp

Ever have a cramp or ache after work and wonder, “what did I do?”

Ergonomics of your workspace may be the answer to the question. By Mike Lampl, BWC Ergonomics Technical Advisor What is Ergonomics? A practical definition for ergonomics is the science of matching workers and workplaces in a manner that improves worker productivity while lowering the risk of injury and discomfort.  More scientifically, ergonomics is the study … Continue reading Ever have a cramp or ache after work and wonder, “what did I do?”