By Laura Mattimoe, Safety and Health Consultant Every year, we hear it in the news – “worker dies after being trapped in grain.” It’s a horrible and shocking blow each time. How is it that after all these stories, these events are still happening? As a safety professional with the Ohio On-Site Consultation Program, I … Continue reading Protect workers who handle grain
Don’t miss these five things at OSC23®
By Sherry Johnson, Ohio Safety Congress Manager Have you registered for the 2023 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo® (OSC23) yet? Here are five things you won’t want to miss at OSC23®. Free continuing education credits – You can earn five types of continuing education credit and they’re all included in your registration. It’s as easy … Continue reading Don’t miss these five things at OSC23®
Let Jolene lend you an ear
By Megan Steele, Industrial Hygiene Technical Advisor I love to run in the evenings to decompress after work. I’ll never win any medals or post impressive lap times, but I am diligent in my shuffling. Once the workday is over, I lace up my shoes, pop in my ear buds, and head out to the … Continue reading Let Jolene lend you an ear
Visit our booth at the 2022 Farm Science Review!
By Laura Mattimoe, Safety and Health Consultant The first time I heard about Farm Science Review (FSR) was from my son. I was so proud of him. He was the School Farm Manager for the FFA chapter at our local high school. He had grown up on a farm – 90 acres that were planted, … Continue reading Visit our booth at the 2022 Farm Science Review!
Celebrate women in agriculture!
By Mona Weiss, BWC Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist (Mona Weiss at home on her family's 9-acre hobby farm in Lucas County.) Agriculture is one of the most satisfying and exciting cultures which is why many women, like me, have chosen to work in this field. In addition to my duties as BWC Industrial Safety Consultant, … Continue reading Celebrate women in agriculture!
Stand Down for Trench Safety
By Bruce Loughner, CSP, Technical Safety Advisor A trench cave-in can trap you within seconds and kill you within minutes. One excavator buck load, or one cubic yard of soil, weighs about 3,000 pounds. If the walls collapse and you’re buried, you could suffocate in less than three minutes. The weight of the soil causes … Continue reading Stand Down for Trench Safety
By Michael Marr, Safety Technical Resource Consultant National Safety Month is held to celebrate and encourage awareness of the importance of safety. Organized by the National Safety Council (NSC) in 1996, this month marks the 27th year of promoting National Safety Month. Every day this month is a chance to promote safety, not just at … Continue reading June is…
National Forklift Safety Day – June 14, 2022
By Rich Gaul, Safety Technical Advisor June 14, 2022 marks the ninth annual observance of National Forklift Safety Day. Forklift Safety Day was initiated by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) in June 2014 to gather experts and stakeholders to focus on enhancing the safety of forklift operators and those who work around forklifts. This day … Continue reading National Forklift Safety Day – June 14, 2022
Safety from the ground up
By Ryan Towns, Senior Compliance Safety and Health Officer With spring in the air, it’s that time of year to dust off the landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment. It’s also important to keep in mind the dangers involved when using this type of equipment. We encourage you to ensure your employees are reviewing safety manuals … Continue reading Safety from the ground up
See changes over time with new online archive of Ohio specific safety requirements
By Andrew Hart, Research Librarian – Ohio BWC Library Did you know that until 1971, workplace safety laws and rules were left up to the states? That’s when President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) into law. However, Ohio still has its own workplace safety laws and rules on the books! … Continue reading See changes over time with new online archive of Ohio specific safety requirements