By Jim Wernecke, Director, BWC Special Investigations Department It’s getting harder and harder for the criminally minded to rip off BWC and the State Insurance Fund and get away with it. That was the message I took to BWC’s board of directors Thursday afternoon when I presented the board with the Special Investigations Department’s annual … Continue reading Special investigations department concludes FY 2019 with impressive results
Zanesville man earns felon status after Monday’s conviction A Zanesville man and former county deputy sheriff must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation nearly $235,000 in restitution following his felony conviction for workers’ compensation fraud Monday in a Franklin County courtroom. A judge ordered Gregory A. Fitzer, 56, to pay BWC $211,536 in restitution … Continue reading Former deputy sheriff owes BWC $235K for workers’ comp fraud
By Stephanie McCloud, BWC Administrator/CEO You know it is a good day when everyone is smiling as you arrive at their door. That’s the reception I received this morning from the good people of American Producers Supply Co. in Marietta, Ohio, where I gathered with local business and elected leaders to kick off our 2019 … Continue reading Our $1.5 billion employer dividend a confluence of safety, savings and investment
By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer With nearly 78,000 farms producing $9.3 billion in revenue, Ohio is one of the top five states in the U.S. for agriculture. This robust industry remains a critical component of Ohio’s economy and one of the state’s major industries for employment. It’s also high-hazard work with great potential … Continue reading Talk safety with us at the Farm Science Review
By Dave Costantino, BWC Loss Prevention Supervisor It’s hard to believe our NE Ohio Safety Expo is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year. It seems like just yesterday we were planning the first one! With 40 sessions covering a wide variety of workplace safety topics and with an exciting lineup of exhibitors, this year’s event … Continue reading We’ll see you at the NE Ohio Safety Expo!