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

March is National Ladder Safety Month

By Mike Marr, Safety Technical Resources Consultant Over the past few years BWC has promoted National Ladder Safety Month to promote ladder safety and help people recognize what causes ladder accidents. We want to help workers recognize unsafe practices when it comes to ladder use. The American Ladder Institute, along with many other organizations like … Continue reading March is National Ladder Safety Month

Join us virtually at the 2022 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo!

By Ryan Miller, Expo Coordinator, Ohio Safety Congress As the Ohio Safety Congress expo coordinator, it’s my goal to create a welcoming space for exhibitors and attendees to conduct business alongside our exceptional educational sessions. The venue may now be online, but the goal remains the same. If you are looking for occupational safety and … Continue reading Join us virtually at the 2022 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo!

Reminder! Do you have your OSHA 300A Log posted? Do you have to submit it to OSHA?

By Michael Marr, Safety Technical Resource Consultant The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers that must maintain the OSHA 300 log, post the 300A summary by Feb. 1 for three months. This has been a requirement for a long time, but many employers are unaware. I want to take a couple of … Continue reading Reminder! Do you have your OSHA 300A Log posted? Do you have to submit it to OSHA?

Resolve to value safety in 2022

By Cari Gray, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist and Bruce Loughner, Technical Resource Consultant So, here we are… 2022!  If you are like most safety folks, you spend much of your time putting out proverbial (and maybe literal) fires and have little time to think about long-term goals and planning. Trying to “do” safety without setting … Continue reading Resolve to value safety in 2022

Combustible Dust…What exactly is it?

By Rick Maj, Industrial Hygienist, and Deb Bailey, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist When we hear the term combustible, we think of things that can burn. This is true, but what most people don’t think about is dust. Combustible dust burns and explodes! Envision dust in your house—those fluffy tumbleweed-like balls that live in the dark … Continue reading Combustible Dust…What exactly is it?

New Year’s Resolutions? We Can Help!

By Danielle Alley, Social Media and Public Information Coordinator Now that we are on our way into 2022, we have the opportunity for a fresh start. For some of us that might mean a new exercise routine or nutrition plan. For others, a fresh start means reducing stress and getting better sleep at night. Whether … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions? We Can Help!