A look behind the scenes of OSC19

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer In a week, the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (2019) will be here. However, much of the planning and preparation to bring OSC19 to thousands of attendees started almost a year ago. In May 2018, just two months after wrapping up OSC18, we kickstarted OSC19 with a call … Continue reading A look behind the scenes of OSC19

Safety Innovation Awards finalists show their ingenuity

By Jeffrey Hutchins, Industrial Hygiene Technical Advisor The ingenuity many Ohio employers use to overcome workplace hazards is always inspiring. To spotlight these employers, their innovative spirit 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, and … Continue reading Safety Innovation Awards finalists show their ingenuity

Receptionist owes BWC $19K after fraud conviction

Agency secures six convictions in January A Bellefontaine woman who worked as a receptionist while claiming to be disabled from work owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation nearly $19,000 following her conviction last month on a felony workers’ compensation fraud charge. A Franklin County judge on Jan. 16 ordered Dawn M. Hattery, 50, to … Continue reading Receptionist owes BWC $19K after fraud conviction

Construction worker hammered with fraud conviction

Cleveland man reimburses BWC $24,000 A Cleveland construction worker who worked multiple jobs while collecting disability benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation reimbursed the agency nearly $24,000 on Jan. 30 before pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud. Marc. E. Pope, 50, paid BWC $23,793 in restitution before his guilty plea on two first-degree … Continue reading Construction worker hammered with fraud conviction

Are your employees getting a good start on safety?

Did the new year bring new employees to your organization? Do you have a plan for introducing them or future new hires to your workplace safety efforts? The best way to demonstrate safety as an organizational value to new hires or transferred employees is to provide a safety orientation right from the start. Doing so … Continue reading Are your employees getting a good start on safety?