Other states looking to go down our road to safety

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By Michelle Gatchell, External Communication

So, that happened! OSC16/Medical & Health Symposium educated more than 7,350 people to stay safe on the job or by giving them the latest patient management techniques to help Ohio’s injured workers return to work.

BWC has two main responsibilities, prevention and care. This was the 86th year in a row of this life saving event. BWC staff, with the help of experts from 35 different industries, put together the educational tracks that included safety, healthcare and workers’ compensation topics.

Word is spreading that we are doing good things in Ohio, and it is evident because our reach is going past the state borders. This year workers compensation representatives from Oklahoma, New York and Missouri came to Columbus to join us for our event and talk to us about the safety programs and services we offer. They spent several days meeting our staff and sharing ideas about how to reach employers and got to join in on some of the sessions.

In addition, 111 exhibitors came from out of state and five from Canada. We love sharing ideas with others in the industry and look forward to future partnerships.

Below – BWC Administrator and BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene, Superintendent meeting with representatives from Missouri.


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