Welcome to the 2016 Ohio Safety Congress and Expo…Your road to safety!

For those of you attending LIVE in Columbus, Ohio we are pleased to see you and glad you have taken time out of your busy schedules to be here. Whether you’re attending health and medical sessions or injury prevention and cost savings sessions or hanging out in the expo hall with 200+ exhibitors, our hope … Continue reading Welcome to the 2016 Ohio Safety Congress and Expo…Your road to safety!

Cincinnati man who claimed to be permanently and totally disabled worked two jobs

Bruce Wilcox of Cincinnati (Hamilton County) was sentenced Feb. 25 in a Franklin County courtroom after pleading guilty to working two jobs while he claimed a workplace injury left him permanently disabled. BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID) identified a potential conflict after the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services reported Wilcox was earning wages … Continue reading Cincinnati man who claimed to be permanently and totally disabled worked two jobs

Join us at OSC16 to learn about BWC’s efforts to fight workers’ comp fraud

By Melissa Vince, Public Relations Manager While you’re catching up on your workplace safety training at the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC16) next week, consider stopping by the BWC booth to meet our fraud investigators. BWC’s Special Investigations Department will be on hand to answer your questions, tell you about everything they’re doing to … Continue reading Join us at OSC16 to learn about BWC’s efforts to fight workers’ comp fraud

Video proves Batavia tree trimmer committed workers’ comp fraud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GhWBu4zdas Columbus – A Batavia (Clermont County) man owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) nearly $50,000 in restitution after fraud investigators caught him on camera working while he was supposed to be recovering from a workplace injury. The surveillance video of Josh Cutler working as a tree trimmer landed him in a Franklin … Continue reading Video proves Batavia tree trimmer committed workers’ comp fraud

A perspective on prospective billing

By Kimberly Kline, Chief, Department of Strategic Direction When I was growing up, my dad used to always tell me the best way to communicate is to communicate clearly and communicate often. I have taken this to heart and put this into practice with BWC’s transition to prospective billing. By now I’m sure you have … Continue reading A perspective on prospective billing

Learning is a lifelong endeavor

By Matt Gill, BWC Training Director At the age of 70 Michelangelo stated, “Stu Ancora Imparando!” which translates to “I am still Learning.” Clearly he understood that learning is not a onetime event or class but rather a continuous lifelong endeavor. Today’s workplace is constantly changing. Continuing education is required for workers to stay current with … Continue reading Learning is a lifelong endeavor