Ten ways to take action for National Preparedness Month

Whether natural or man-made, disaster can strike at any time. Which is why it’s so important to be prepared. Next week marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month, so it’s a great time to check on your planning – at home and in the workplace. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this year’s theme … Continue reading Ten ways to take action for National Preparedness Month

Big news! Your Safety Innovation could be worth $10,000

BWC increases prize amount for annual awards By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Have you thought about applying for our Safety Innovation Awards in years past but put it off or forgot to do it? We have at least 4,000 more reasons for you to not delay any further! To encourage applications and reward … Continue reading Big news! Your Safety Innovation could be worth $10,000

Ohio trucker, others convicted of workers’ comp fraud

Marysville man kept truckin’ while collecting disability benefits A Marysville truck driver was convicted of workers’ compensation fraud Wednesday after the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation discovered he continued to work while collecting BWC benefits for a workplace injury he suffered more than a decade ago. Everett Ferryman, 46, pleaded guilty in a Franklin County … Continue reading Ohio trucker, others convicted of workers’ comp fraud

Ohio BWC honored to host national conference

Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success By Kendra DePaul, BWC Other States Coverage Manager Almost 500 workers’ comp professionals traveled to Cleveland the week of July 21 for the 2019 American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) Annual Conference. We are happy to report the conference was a resounding success! … Continue reading Ohio BWC honored to host national conference

‘Walking down grain’ is a deadly operation (Don’t do it)

Two workplace deaths in July heighten awareness for grain bin safety By Bruce Loughner CSP, BWC Technical Safety Advisor This is my second blog post on deadly grain bin accidents this year, and I hope it’s the last. But as a safety professional for the state of Ohio, I feel obligated to spread the word … Continue reading ‘Walking down grain’ is a deadly operation (Don’t do it)

Akron business owner convicted of manslaughter, workers’ comp fraud

Company has history of worker injuries, noncompliance with BWC The owner of an Akron construction company pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter July 24 after one of his workers fell to his death in late 2017. James D. Coon, the owner of James Coon Construction, also pleaded guilty in a Summit County courtroom to a fourth-degree … Continue reading Akron business owner convicted of manslaughter, workers’ comp fraud