Customers show us the love during COVID-19

BWC’s economic, health and safety initiatives draw high praise By Winnie Warren, BWC Interim Chief of Employer Services Working for the state of Ohio, we all know our job is to serve our fellow Ohioans and hopefully make a positive difference in their lives, so it’s gratifying when our colleagues and leaders take note — … Continue reading Customers show us the love during COVID-19

BWC nurse battles COVID-19 on front lines

May is National Nurses Month. BWC nurse tells her story. By Jennifer Wolford RN, Medical Service Specialist, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Away from my BWC job as a medical service specialist, I work as an intermittent nurse in an emergency department (ED) at an Akron-area hospital on weekends. Since the community spread of COVID-19 … Continue reading BWC nurse battles COVID-19 on front lines

In challenging times, BWC delivers

Up to $1.6 billion for employers among several measures aimed at weakening COVID-19’s impact #InThisTogetherOhio By Stephanie McCloud, BWC Administrator/CEO One of our core values at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is Relentless Excellence — we are unyielding in our delivery of outstanding service to our customers. Not just sometimes or in ordinary times, … Continue reading In challenging times, BWC delivers

BWC cancels Ohio Safety Congress & Expo due to Coronavirus concerns

ONLINE OPTION STILL ON By Tony Gottschlich, Public Relations Manager At the direction of Governor Mike DeWine, BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud cancelled this week’s Ohio Safety Congress 2020 in-person event due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “The health and safety of Ohioans remain our top concern, and we must take every precaution to … Continue reading BWC cancels Ohio Safety Congress & Expo due to Coronavirus concerns

Why the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is the best value around

By Bernie Silkowski, Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene In my role with our Division of Safety & Hygiene, I realize the importance of keeping our staff current on the latest updates and trends in workplace safety. I also understand the constraints tight budgets can have on getting this important training and education to … Continue reading Why the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is the best value around

BWC board reduces rates for Ohio’s private employers

Employers will pay $132 million less in premiums next year Ohio’s private employers will pay nearly $132 million less in premiums to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation next fiscal year under a 13% rate reduction the agency’s Board of Directors approved last week. The reduction marks BWC’s third largest rate cut in 60 years … Continue reading BWC board reduces rates for Ohio’s private employers

Congrats to the 2020 Safety Innovation Awards finalists!

By Jeff Hutchins, Manager, BWC Quality Assurance & Technical Safety Support Sometimes workplace safety issues require employers to think outside the box for solutions. It’s inspiring to see the ideas they develop to overcome workplace hazards. To spotlight these employers, their innovative spirit, and their commitment to workplace safety, we sponsor our annual Safety Innovation … Continue reading Congrats to the 2020 Safety Innovation Awards finalists!

Black History Month: For my family, voting is a generational experience

By Eric Bruce, Customer Service Representative, Ohio Ethics Commission Through the years, I’ve had the opportunity to ask my mother many things about her life growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas. Now, at her age of 97, I have a full collection of stories and plenty of information. But I had never asked her about … Continue reading Black History Month: For my family, voting is a generational experience

BWC a force for growth, workplace safety, opioid solutions in 2019

By Stephanie McCloud, Administrator/CEO, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Some might view the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as a purely reactive agency — we compensate injured workers and help them get back to work, health, and life after a workplace injury. But as I reach my 1-year anniversary this week as BWC’s administrator and … Continue reading BWC a force for growth, workplace safety, opioid solutions in 2019