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 of Safety & Hygiene can open all of the doors to safety in your organization, including industrial hygiene; construction safety; ergonomics safety management; risk management; and how to develop a safety culture.
Our Safety Services Catalog (www.bwc.ohio.gov/catalog) provides a listing of all our safety services and is an added
value to your employer services and benefits. In the Education and Training Services Section of the catalog, we offer information on 14 online courses and more than 400 classroom and onsite trainings at 12 different locations. All of our safety services are available at no additional charge to employers covered by Ohio’s workers’ compensation insurance, and their employees.
Our experts and those we bring in from around the country to train in specialty areas teach all of our workshops and classes. Some examples of those we bring in to teach are:
- Environmental Options, Inc. that provide instruction on all of our Hazwoper courses and the Health Hazard Awareness & Toxicology Basics course;
- Langlois, Weignad & Associates, Inc. that teach the ASP & CSP courses;
- National Excavation & Safety Training Institute that instruct Trenching and Excavation.
It’s all available to you as a BWC policyholder. Just visit www.bwc.ohio.gov/catalog to select your training. Then go to www.bwclearningcenter.com to enroll in classes that will help you put safety first.
If you would like a consultant to contact you to review safety options for your workplace call 1-866-569-7805.
Let us know in the comments section if you have recently taken a class through our training department and how it may have impacted your perspective on safety.