We’ve written before about our efforts to collaborate on research into a number of issues that impact the entire workers’ compensation industry. BWC is the sole provider of workers’ compensation insurance coverage in the state, meaning we have a comprehensive set of data that can offer insight into how the industry can reduce workplace injuries and improve care for those who are hurt on the job.
Another study was recently released that examines how best to utilize workers’ comp data to monitor and prevent injuries in the private sector. Dr. Abe Al-Tarawneh, Superintendent of BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene, contributed to the study, along with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
We invite you to review an abstract of the study – Development of Methods for Using Workers’ Compensation Data for Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Injuries Among State-Insured Private Employers in Ohio – here.
We hope our participation in research projects like this will contribute to the development of solutions that can be used right here in Ohio, and by our counterparts across the country.