Work comp doc: ‘Look at patients holistically’

Counseling, coaching help patients overcome ‘behavioral barriers’ to recovery By Tony Gottschlich, Public Information Officer The human body is more than a machine. And when it breaks down, simply repairing the parts won’t get it running again, especially when fear and poor coping skills are involved. That was the message Friday from the chief medical … Continue reading Work comp doc: ‘Look at patients holistically’

Is marijuana medicine?

By Mark Pew, Senior VP, Product Development & Marketing at Preferred Medical. He will present Is Marijuana Medicine? at BWC’s Medical & Health Symposium Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 a.m. As society and workers’ compensation try to answer that question, there are some clarifying questions that need answers first. That’s especially true on such a … Continue reading Is marijuana medicine?

BWC’s Medical & Health Symposium begins today

Attendance increases more than 350% in four years By John Annarino, Chief Medical and Health Officer Our 2019 Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium with its theme, Comprehensive Care for Injured Workers, begins today and runs through late Saturday afternoon. We’re pleased that more than 800 health care practitioners, staff and legal professionals statewide … Continue reading BWC’s Medical & Health Symposium begins today

Learn fall protection and prevention! Attend a BWC stand-down event

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer In 2017, there were 971 construction fatalities nationwide; 366 of them resulted from falls from elevation. Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) again lists fall protection in construction as its most frequently cited standard. To raise awareness and reduce injuries and fatalities, OSHA promotes its annual … Continue reading Learn fall protection and prevention! Attend a BWC stand-down event

Better health, straight from the tap

By Melissa Vince, BWC Public Relations Manager There are few things in life more important to us than O2 and H2O. Air and water. We can’t survive without them. Let’s focus on water. Its benefits are innumerable, as long as it’s clean and safe. That’s the goal of Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio water quality initiative. The … Continue reading Better health, straight from the tap

Drones are in demand

A Q&A with BWC’s drone guru Joshua Grappy By Adam King, BWC Public Information Officer Joshua Grappy wasn’t surprised by the standing-room-only crowd in March at his 2019 Ohio Safety Congress lecture “Drones: Safety tools in the sky.” Companies are clamoring to figure out how to use drones to save time, resources and manpower. Used … Continue reading Drones are in demand

Ducking workers’ comp coverage costs Mansfield freight hauler $144K

The owner of a Mansfield freight hauling and trucking company must pay $144,400 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) following his sentence Monday for his conviction on four felony charges related to workers’ compensation fraud. A Richland County judge also ordered Robert Tate, owner of Elite TNT Enterprises, to serve two … Continue reading Ducking workers’ comp coverage costs Mansfield freight hauler $144K

Warmer weather means more work zones – be careful on the road!

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer With winter behind us, spring brings color back into our lives, from purple irises and yellow tulips to white lilies and … orange barrels. After the long winter months, the orange barrels of roadwork zones are a rite of spring in Ohio. Along with these orange barrels come … Continue reading Warmer weather means more work zones – be careful on the road!

Medical & Health Symposium, April 26 – 27: Offers continuing education, register now

By Dr. Terrence Welsh, BWC Chief Medical Officer and Deborah Kroninger, Chief of Medical Operations We invite you to attend our fourth annual Medical & Health Symposium. Our first-ever Friday, Saturday conference on April 26 – 27 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center features continuing education for health-care practitioners and legal professionals. We are dedicating … Continue reading Medical & Health Symposium, April 26 – 27: Offers continuing education, register now

Trench collapse survivor tells his story to save others

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer “It was pitch black. I couldn’t see anything. I couldn’t move. I could barely breathe,” Eric Giguere told a rapt audience at our Ohio Safety Congress & Expo last month. “It was like I was hit by a truck going 70 miles per hour.” He was describing what … Continue reading Trench collapse survivor tells his story to save others