Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium March 8 – 9, 2018

Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio Seats are still available for our symposium’s provider clinical education sessions. We remind medical practitioners to register online today for our free symposium that focuses on Comprehensive Care for an Injured Worker. Based on your schedule, you may register for one or more sessions on … Continue reading Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium March 8 – 9, 2018

Exoskeletons gain momentum in preventing ergonomic injuries

By Delia Treaster, PhD, CPE, BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor Exoskeletons are here! Formerly found in science fiction or action movies, exoskeletons have made the transition from fantasy to reality. Exoskeletons are wearable devices that augment the physical capability of the worker. They have been developed for military operations and medical rehabilitation, but exoskeletons are increasingly … Continue reading Exoskeletons gain momentum in preventing ergonomic injuries

Only two weeks until Ohio Safety Congress & Expo tips off!

Here are just some of the highlights By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Keeping workers safe on the job is truly a team effort. From frontline workers to upper management, teamwork, practice and planning are all necessary elements. This year’s Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC18) is here to assist in developing a winning game … Continue reading Only two weeks until Ohio Safety Congress & Expo tips off!

Central Ohio man convicted of work comp fraud

Employment scheme implicates girlfriend A Lancaster man must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation nearly $7,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud Monday for a scheme that could land his girlfriend in court as well. Charles Malone, 43, worked for a heating and air conditioning company for six months in 2016 … Continue reading Central Ohio man convicted of work comp fraud

BWC secures three convictions in January

Two for work comp fraud, one for lapsed coverage A funeral home worker and two cleaning company owners owe the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation $30,000 after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud or related charges in January, the bureau’s first convictions of the new year. “It’s thanks to honest citizens who report suspected fraud … Continue reading BWC secures three convictions in January

BWC spotlights employers’ workplace safety ingenuity

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer At BWC, we’re constantly amazed at the innovative ideas employers have for tackling workplace hazards. To spotlight these employers, their ingenuity and their commitment to workplace safety, we sponsor our annual Safety Innovation Awards. We created the program to recognize innovations that result in risk reduction, cost savings, … Continue reading BWC spotlights employers’ workplace safety ingenuity

Working while receiving?

By Jeff Baker, Program Administrator, BWC Special Investigations Department Working while receiving benefits is one of the most common types of fraud our investigators uncover. In fiscal year 2017, 57 out of 133 criminal convictions were claimants working while receiving lost time benefits to which they were not entitled. Working while receiving is one of … Continue reading Working while receiving?

Making a better Ohio with health and wellness

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Improved health and wellness leads to a better quality of life in all aspects of our lives, including the workplace. Living a healthy, balanced life can help prevent injury or help workers recover more quickly if they are hurt on the job. That’s why we’re launching Better You, … Continue reading Making a better Ohio with health and wellness