OSC19 is all about workplace safety and health connections

By Abe Al-Tarawneh, Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene Workplace safety and health are about connections; connecting best practices to work processes, connecting safety and health to your organization’s core values, and connecting your workforce to the resources it needs. Every year, the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC) provides these resources to attendees … Continue reading OSC19 is all about workplace safety and health connections

National Safety Month: If you don’t care about your safety, who will?

By Melissa Vince, BWC Public Relations Manager Workplace accidents can uproot our lives in so many ways. Not only do we need medical care and time to recover, we may not be able to quickly return to work or family and community activities. That’s why BWC takes time every June to talk about National Safety … Continue reading National Safety Month: If you don’t care about your safety, who will?

Your winning game plan is at OSC18

By Abe Al-Tarawneh, Ph.D., Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene Teamwork and planning are the keys to nearly every successful endeavor. This includes making Ohio’s workplaces safer and more productive. This year’s Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC18) has the resources all Ohio employers need to strengthen their safety team, from frontline workers to upper management. It also shows attendees … Continue reading Your winning game plan is at OSC18

Take the time to thank those who keep us safe

By Abe Al-Tarawneh, Ph.D., Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene Tomorrow is Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day. It’s an opportunity to recognize the contributions of the men and women who help us go home safe from work at the end of each day. The American Society of Safety Engineers established OSHP Day … Continue reading Take the time to thank those who keep us safe

It’s here! Knowledge is key at OSC

By Abe Al-Tarawneh, Ph.D., Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene In a previous blog post I said … better knowledge is the single common denominator for improving lives. It’s an adage – some might even call it a motto – which I believe in quite strongly. Bringing knowledge to Ohio’s workforce, employers, safety professionals, … Continue reading It’s here! Knowledge is key at OSC

Cell phones + driving = distraction

As the beginning of Distracted Driving Awareness Month approaches, Abe Al-Tarawneh, Superintendent of our Division of Safety & Hygiene takes a look back at early studies he conducted related to the use of cell phones while driving. I am always amazed by our ability to overlook our mishaps and judgment error. We humans are so … Continue reading Cell phones + driving = distraction

Happy New Year… Reflecting on the past… Focusing on the Future

By Abe Al-Tarawneh, Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene For most, the end of a year and beginning of a new one serves for reflection on the past year and resolution for a better oncoming year. Last month (December) I had the privilege of presenting to the BWC Board of Directors on the Division … Continue reading Happy New Year… Reflecting on the past… Focusing on the Future