Your workplace safety innovation could be a winner!

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 Your workplace safety innovation could be a winner!

We’re back at the Ohio State Fair!

Stop by our booth for safety tips from BWC’s guardian angels    By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Hello from the 2018 Ohio State Fair! Being at the fair last year was so great that we decided to come back this year. We’re back in the Bricker Marketplace – booth 02 to be exact – highlighting … Continue reading We’re back at the Ohio State Fair!

OSC19 Call for Presenters: Diversity and Inclusion Track

By Carolina Thatcher, BWC Inclusion and Diversity Director The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is accepting presentation proposals for the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) track of the nation’s largest occupational-focused safety and health event, March 6 to 8, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. Our Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC19) helps businesses keep their workforce safe, healthy and … Continue reading OSC19 Call for Presenters: Diversity and Inclusion Track

Ohio State Fair tickets up for grabs!

We’re a proud sponsor of the 2018 Ohio State Fair You may have noticed we’re running a safety campaign! There are commercials, online messages, YouTube videos and more – all in an effort to reach Ohioans to help keep them safe. We know that slips, trips, falls, overexertions and driving-related accidents in Ohio make up … Continue reading Ohio State Fair tickets up for grabs!

Ohio BWC secures 7 convictions in June

More than a quarter million dollars owed in restitution Six current and one former Ohioan who owe more than $269,000 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) were convicted in June on charges related to workers’ compensation fraud. Those convicted included six employers and one injured worker who was working in Colorado … Continue reading Ohio BWC secures 7 convictions in June

SCBA fit testing – Ensuring firefighters’ safety equipment is actually safe

By David Meronk, BWC Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist Firefighting techniques and equipment used to fight fires have evolved over the years, along with the equipment that protects firefighters from harm. The self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) plays a big role in protecting the health of firefighters. Knowing is understanding and fire departments are slowly beginning to … Continue reading SCBA fit testing – Ensuring firefighters’ safety equipment is actually safe

Truck-driving fraudster owes Ohio BWC more than $78,000

Judge orders restitution, 5 years probation A judge on June 28 ordered a Zanesville-area truck driver to pay $78,321 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) after investigators found the driver had gone back to work without telling BWC so he could continue to collect disability benefits. The Franklin County judge also … Continue reading Truck-driving fraudster owes Ohio BWC more than $78,000