Celebrate women in agriculture!

By Mona Weiss, BWC Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist (Mona Weiss at home on her family's 9-acre hobby farm in Lucas County.) Agriculture is one of the most satisfying and exciting cultures which is why many women, like me, have chosen to work in this field. In addition to my duties as BWC Industrial Safety Consultant, … Continue reading Celebrate women in agriculture!

2021 Medical & Health Symposium – Get informed and inspired!

Register now for our virtual event April 8-10 By Debi Kroninger, Chief of Medical Operations Each year at the conclusion of our annual Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium, I ask myself this question: How are we going to top this next year? Without fail, I am floored every year by the impressive lineup … Continue reading 2021 Medical & Health Symposium – Get informed and inspired!

Tennessee man’s false injury claim costs him $33K

Ohio BWC releases latest fraud convictions A Tennessee man pleaded guilty to felony workers’ compensation fraud Sept. 9 after collecting more than $33,000 from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation for a work injury he falsely claimed occurred in Ohio. Roger Frankenberg, 60, of Sevierville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to the fifth-degree felony in Franklin County … Continue reading Tennessee man’s false injury claim costs him $33K

At BWC, we still have your safety needs covered

By Bernie Silkowski, Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene Like every other Ohio employer, we have had to adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working from home to slow the spread of the virus, but our Division of Safety & Hygiene still offers plenty of resources to keep Ohio’s workplaces … Continue reading At BWC, we still have your safety needs covered

BWC honors five Ohio employers for workplace safety innovations

By Jeff Hutchins, Manager, BWC Quality Assurance & Technical Safety Support We recently awarded cash prizes to five Ohio employers as part of our annual Safety Innovation Awards. We typically announce the winners at our annual Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, which did not take place as planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.     The … Continue reading BWC honors five Ohio employers for workplace safety innovations

May 2020: Celebrate National Nurses Month and Year of the Nurse

By Mary Charney, BSN, RN, BBA, Director of Nursing Nurses are heroes. Nurses make a difference. Not just in these challenging times during our battle with the coronavirus (COVID-19), but in our everyday lives and those of Ohio’s injured workers. The value that nurses contribute to health care and their role in society is why … Continue reading May 2020: Celebrate National Nurses Month and Year of the Nurse

IFAW: That’s a wrap

It’s time to wrap another impressive International Fraud Awareness Week. We specialize in workers’ comp fraud but enjoy hearing about what our counterparts are doing in their fight to stop all kinds of fraud. We also appreciate the opportunity to share our story with you. We’ve shared a lot about ourselves, including what we do, … Continue reading IFAW: That’s a wrap

Create your safety game plan at OSC18!

Does your organization have a game plan for safety in your workplace? The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC18) can help you develop a winning formula for keeping your workers safe and healthy on the job. Whether you’ve been before or if this is your first visit, safety congress gives you the opportunity to: Learn … Continue reading Create your safety game plan at OSC18!

Five Northeast Ohioans convicted of work comp fraud

Four claimants and one employer from northeast Ohio were sentenced in November for defrauding the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). The cases bring the year’s total convictions for BWC’s special investigations department (SID) to 121. “BWC is in the business of caring for injured workers and promoting safe workplaces, not doling out thousands of … Continue reading Five Northeast Ohioans convicted of work comp fraud

Take a STAND-Down to prevent falls in Ohio’s workplaces

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Construction, by its nature, is a dangerous industry. With much of the work happening from elevation, fall hazards are a major concern and fall protection is a must to prevent injuries and deaths. In 2015, falls accounted for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities in the United States.* … Continue reading Take a STAND-Down to prevent falls in Ohio’s workplaces