Go beyond resolutions with Better You, Better Ohio!

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Now that we’re nearly a month into 2019, we’re curious how people are doing on their New Year’s resolutions. Some folks may be following it to varying degrees, some may have abandoned theirs (no judgment here) and some may not have come up with theirs (hey, it isn’t … Continue reading Go beyond resolutions with Better You, Better Ohio!

Trucker kept truckin’ while collecting injured-worker benefits

Zanesville man convicted of workers’ comp fraud A Zanesville truck driver must pay nearly $8,000 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) after agency investigators found him working for a living while collecting BWC disability benefits. Douglas J. Krouskoupf, 53, pleaded guilty Jan. 9 to a first-degree misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation … Continue reading Trucker kept truckin’ while collecting injured-worker benefits

Tips for staying safe when winter weather hits

By Kristen Dickerson, Ph.D., BWC Health and Wellness Manager While the snow and ice may be beautiful, driving and walking on both can be hazardous. Many suffer bruises, broken bones or concussions from falling on ice and snow, and Ohio has been the deadliest state for winter car accidents in recent years according to an … Continue reading Tips for staying safe when winter weather hits

Workplace fatalities are so last century

By Bernard Silkowski, CSP, Director of Loss Prevention Operations In the course of 20 days that ended on Jan. 14, six employees died on the job in central Ohio. The news reports indicate that four suffered crushing injuries at three separate manufacturing sites and a loading dock, one fell off a ladder while replacing light … Continue reading Workplace fatalities are so last century

One year in, Better You, Better Ohio!™ is improving workers’ health, well-being

By Kristen Dickerson, Ph.D., BWC Health and Wellness Manager Great news from the Better You, Better Ohio!™ program office! More people are now eligible to get paid to get healthy. We expanded the program to include all injured workers regardless of comorbidity status and any employer with less than 150 employees. This expansion means more … Continue reading One year in, Better You, Better Ohio!™ is improving workers’ health, well-being

Want help “selling safety” within your organization?

Register for our free webinar! By Cari Gray, CSP, BWC Safety Consultant Specialist It’s almost time – are you ready? I know, I know... you’ve stayed awake at night wondering why BWC’s safety folks have been silent in the safety webinar education world. Well, your wait is finally over because we’re hosting our very first … Continue reading Want help “selling safety” within your organization?