Convicted of fraud, nurse ordered to pay BWC $23K in restitution

Felony conviction for Shaker Heights woman A Cleveland-area nurse was ordered to pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) more than $23,000 in restitution April 7 after BWC discovered her working while collecting injured-worker benefits. A Franklin County judge ordered Tanya Houston, 46, of Shaker Heights to pay $23,489 to BWC and serve five … Continue reading Convicted of fraud, nurse ordered to pay BWC $23K in restitution

Hazard communication training made easy

By Cari Gray, CSP, BWC Safety Consultant Specialist If you’ve hired new employees, have people taking on new roles, or you’re working with new chemicals in the workplace, it’s time to refresh your hazard communication training. What pops into your mind when you think of hazard communication training? Painfully dry, long videos and PDF documents? … Continue reading Hazard communication training made easy

Online Medical & Health Symposium is a big success!

Virtual symposium breaks registration records By John Annarino, Chief Medical and Health Officer   Together, we did it. We appreciate the thousands of attendees who joined us worldwide for our first-ever virtual Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium this past Thursday through Saturday. By going virtual, registration increased by nearly five times our 2019 … Continue reading Online Medical & Health Symposium is a big success!

South Point Village adds new safety equipment for first responders, takes great strides improving safety program

By Roger Hoback, BWC Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist When posed with the question of how to use their portion of the $5 billion dividend that BWC sent to private and public employers in late 2020, South Point Village decided to put safety first. South Point Mayor Jeff Gaskin told BWC that the village’s portion of … Continue reading South Point Village adds new safety equipment for first responders, takes great strides improving safety program

BWC’s Medical & Health Symposium starts today

Earn free continuing education   By Debi Kroninger, Chief of Medical Operations Our virtual 2021 Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium kicks off today! Join more than 4,000 registrants from around the world for three days of educational sessions designed to inform, inspire, and even entertain health care providers, their staffs, legal professionals, and people … Continue reading BWC’s Medical & Health Symposium starts today

New facilities eligible for indoor air quality funding

**As of August 6, the deadline for the COVID-19 Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program has been extended to October 15, 2021. ** Over the past year, we’ve learned a lot about COVID-19, including the impact indoor air quality (IAQ) has on the spread of COVID-19. That’s why we’re so proud to offer the COVID-19 Indoor … Continue reading New facilities eligible for indoor air quality funding