Free CEUs! Register for the Medical & Health Symposium, March 8 – 9

Online registration is open for this year’s annual Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. It runs in conjunction with BWC’s Ohio Safety Congress & Expo. View brochure. Two education opportunities available The Provider Clinical Education track is an opportunity for health-care professionals to learn about the latest trends … Continue reading Free CEUs! Register for the Medical & Health Symposium, March 8 – 9

Funeral escort earns felony conviction for work comp fraud

Judge shows little sympathy, orders $10K in restitution http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP7rDyGuzvk A Columbus man injured in 2014 while working as a motorcycle escort for funeral processions must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) more than $10,400 after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud Wednesday in a Columbus courtroom. Acting on a tip, BWC investigators conducted … Continue reading Funeral escort earns felony conviction for work comp fraud

Ohio employers receive $341,000 in workplace safety grants

Fourteen Ohio employers will share $341,020 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in December. The recipient employers operate in eleven counties around the state, including: Cuyahoga County Lake County Marion County Mercer … Continue reading Ohio employers receive $341,000 in workplace safety grants

Cleaning company owner soils record with fraud conviction

Northeast Ohio woman to serve house arrest, pay $14K restitution The owner of a Hudson, Ohio, cleaning business must serve 30 days under house arrest and pay $14,000 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud Jan. 9. Amanda Joy Klapp, owner of Amanda Joy’s Cleaning Company, … Continue reading Cleaning company owner soils record with fraud conviction

Engaging millennials in the workplace through integrated safety and process improvement

By Diana J. Schwerha, PhD, guest blogger and Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University As the New Year begins it may be time to re-evaluate your safety training program and performance. You may examine last year’s performance metrics and develop a strategy to improve upon past … Continue reading Engaging millennials in the workplace through integrated safety and process improvement

Create your safety game plan at OSC18!

Does your organization have a game plan for safety in your workplace? The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC18) can help you develop a winning formula for keeping your workers safe and healthy on the job. Whether you’ve been before or if this is your first visit, safety congress gives you the opportunity to: Learn … Continue reading Create your safety game plan at OSC18!

BWC to push wellness, workplace safety in 2018

By Sarah D. Morrison, BWC Administrator/CEO The new year is here, and many of us are thinking about resolutions that include working out, eating healthier and getting in shape. We have our own resolutions at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC): we resolve to help more employees get home safe and sound every day. … Continue reading BWC to push wellness, workplace safety in 2018