By Julie Darby-Martin, BWC Safety Congress Manager
You’ve read in previous blogs of many safety services BWC offers Ohio employers. In part because of these services and other efforts by BWC, Ohio’s injury rate is below the national average. Injury claims have dropped more than 10 percent over the past 5 years. These numbers are convincing when you consider the fact that Ohio’s workforce is approaching six million employees.
We’re dedicated to continuing this trend by educating Ohio employers. One way of doing so is our free annual conference – the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC).
OSC helps employers increase their knowledge of safety standards, learn safety training techniques and see newly-introduced products and services to protect your workforce from injury and illness. Session topics and expo displays cover everything from safety compliance, emergency response, personal protective equipment and workers’ compensation.
This year’s OSC will host two notable keynote presenters – Dr. L. Casey Chosewood, director, Office for Total Worker Health® for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mark Kowaleski, chief of the Safety and Health Division at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
More than 6,000 people attended OSC in 2015. Why not consider joining them in 2016? Registration opens in January at www.bwc.ohio.gov.