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!

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

A look back at our most-popular posts of 2020

By Danielle Alley, Social Media Coordinator While we all might be ready to close the book on 2020, we think some pages are worth reading again, or perhaps for the first time if you missed them earlier. Our most popular blog posts from the past 12 months focused primarily on the COVID-19 pandemic and how … Continue reading A look back at our most-popular posts of 2020

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

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

Make 2020 healthier and happier with Better You, Better Ohio!®

By Kristen Dickerson, Ph.D., BWC Statewide Health, Wellness, and Special Program Manager The arrival of 2020 brings a new year, a new decade, and some changes to Better You, Better Ohio!®, our health and wellness program for workers who work for small employers (150 or fewer employees) in high-risk industries.* With Better You, Better Ohio!, … Continue reading Make 2020 healthier and happier with Better You, Better Ohio!®

A look back at our most-popular posts of 2019

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer With 2019 ticking down to its final moments, we wanted to look back at the year and our most popular blog posts from the past 12 months. This year’s most-read posts include a story about a safety council meeting that literally saved a life, a feature on our … Continue reading A look back at our most-popular posts of 2019