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

May is…

By Michael Marr, Safety Technical Resource Consultant May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) wants to share valuable resources and information about electrical safety for Ohio’s workers and employers. National Electrical Safety Month is sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) to remind the public of the … Continue reading May is…

STAY COOL !

How to prevent heat illness this summer By Rich Gaul, Safety Technical Advisor Whether you work outside in the hot summer sun or indoors in hot humid conditions, excessive heat can be dangerous. Extreme heat was the third highest weather-related cause of death in 2019 according to the National Weather Service. People who are overweight, … Continue reading STAY COOL !

BWC Employees Receive National Research Award

Three BWC employees were recently presented the Alice Hamilton Award for Occupational Safety and Health in the Epidemiology and Surveillance category for their published research. Mike Lampl, Dave Robins, Steve Naber, and five members of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies wrote a paper titled “Workers’ Compensation … Continue reading BWC Employees Receive National Research Award

Let’s Reduce Accidents All Year & During Construction Safety Week

By Michael Marr, Technical Resource Consultant May 2-6 is Construction Safety Week! Construction workers have a strong bond, and this week they come together to focus on safety and protecting one another. Construction Safety Week is a weeklong event that brings the construction industry together. Organizations and associations with ties to the construction industry partner … Continue reading Let’s Reduce Accidents All Year & During Construction Safety Week

Does your company or organization participate in the National Safety Stand-Down Campaign?

By Michael Marr, Safety Technical Resource Consultant According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), falls are the number one cause of construction worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of all on-the-job deaths in the industry. This marks the 11th year that NIOSH, The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and the … Continue reading Does your company or organization participate in the National Safety Stand-Down Campaign?

Watch the Road: These Reminders Could Save Your Life

By Danielle Alley, Public Information and Social Media Coordinator Chances are you spend a lot of time driving, but how often do you think about the choices you make when driving and how they affect others on the road? Small actions you take while driving may put others at risk. These include using a cell … Continue reading Watch the Road: These Reminders Could Save Your Life

Work zones are a sign to slow down

By Danielle Alley, Social Media and Public Information Coordinator Last year, 29 people were killed in work zone crashes in Ohio. That’s why each spring we recognize National Work Zone Awareness Week to spread the message that we’re all responsible for work zone safety. Why do we do this in the spring? As the weather … Continue reading Work zones are a sign to slow down

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

By Dr. Bradley Lewis, BWC Medical Director In addition to March Madness, the Ides of March, and the spring equinox, March is also -- wait for it -- Workplace Eye Wellness Month! According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, there are 2,000 workplace eye injuries a day which require medical treatment. A … Continue reading Workplace Eye Wellness Month

BWC Offers a Variety of Online Safety Training

By Ford Sledge, BWC Employer Training Center Manager If your organization is looking for opportunities for professional development, why not consider online training? BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene offers a variety of training options to meet the varying needs of your business. Although in-person training isn’t currently offered, our online options provide the highest … Continue reading BWC Offers a Variety of Online Safety Training