We’ll see you at the Ohio State Fair!

Stop by the BWC booth when you’re there Hello from day one of the 2017 Ohio State Fair! We’re glad to be part of this traditionally significant event for Ohio residents and one of the largest state fairs in the nation when it comes to attendance. From our spot in the Bricker Marketplace – booth … Continue reading We’ll see you at the Ohio State Fair!

We’re looking for a few great innovators

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Has your organization developed a new piece of equipment, tool or process to reduce risk to your workforce? Have you made changes to an existing method to improve safety and health in your workplace?  If so, you could earn a cash prize for your ingenuity by applying for … Continue reading We’re looking for a few great innovators

Cheating BWC proves costly to workers, business owners

A North Canton woman convicted in May of workers compensation fraud must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $22,000 for collecting benefits while working as a home health aide for nearly two years. A Franklin County judge on Wednesday also sentenced Diana S. Herrick to five years probation in lieu of an eight-month … Continue reading Cheating BWC proves costly to workers, business owners

Safety council’s busy spring season!

By Michelle Francisco, BWC Safety Council Program Manager The spring of each year is always a busy season for Ohio’s safety council programs, and this year was no exception. Ohio’s 82 safety councils collect semi-annual accident statistics from members to recognize them for their accomplishments in safety. Certificates of recognition are then presented at monthly … Continue reading Safety council’s busy spring season!

Former police officer indicted on work comp fraud and other charges related to shooting incident

A former Ohio police officer is facing multiple charges, including inducing panic, forgery and workers’ compensation fraud, after claiming and later recanting that he was shot in the arm during a traffic stop, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced this week. A Tuscarawas County grand jury indicted Bryan Eubanks, 37, of Cumberland, Ohio, on June … Continue reading Former police officer indicted on work comp fraud and other charges related to shooting incident

Spotlight on SID’s college relations program

Developing tomorrow’s leaders in criminal justice, law enforcement By Jeff Baker, Program Administrator, BWC Special Investigations Department Interested in getting coffee? Making photocopies? You won’t find that at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s (BWC) Special Investigations Department (SID). SID interns are real employees who do real work as part of our college relations program, … Continue reading Spotlight on SID’s college relations program