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!

My role at BWC has changed during the pandemic — and I couldn’t be prouder

By Vern Davenport, Security Manager, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation I am not a doctor, a nurse, or health care provider of any kind, but I am saving lives and protecting the health of my fellow Ohioans. I am but one player in our state’s continued battle to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, but I’m a … Continue reading My role at BWC has changed during the pandemic — and I couldn’t be prouder

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

Why the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is the best value around

By Bernie Silkowski, Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene In my role with our Division of Safety & Hygiene, I realize the importance of keeping our staff current on the latest updates and trends in workplace safety. I also understand the constraints tight budgets can have on getting this important training and education to … Continue reading Why the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is the best value around

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!®

This safety council meeting was a life-saver – literally

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer With Thanksgiving just days away, Don Croy has a lot to be thankful for – most of all that he’s still here to celebrate it. The 63-year-old business owner, father, and grandfather from Ottawa, Ohio, says going to a local safety council meeting in late February literally saved … Continue reading This safety council meeting was a life-saver – literally

We’ll see you at the NE Ohio Safety Expo!

By Dave Costantino, BWC Loss Prevention Supervisor It’s hard to believe our NE Ohio Safety Expo is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year. It seems like just yesterday we were planning the first one! With 40 sessions covering a wide variety of workplace safety topics and with an exciting lineup of exhibitors, this year’s event … Continue reading We’ll see you at the NE Ohio Safety Expo!

Ten ways to take action for National Preparedness Month

Whether natural or man-made, disaster can strike at any time. Which is why it’s so important to be prepared. Next week marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month, so it’s a great time to check on your planning – at home and in the workplace. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this year’s theme … Continue reading Ten ways to take action for National Preparedness Month

Share your knowledge at OSC20!

By Julie Darby Martin, BWC Safety Congress Manager Do you have the experience to help make workplaces safer and healthier? Are you comfortable speaking to a crowd? If so, you could be a presenter at our Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2020 (OSC20), the nation’s largest occupational-focused safety and health event. We’re now accepting presentation … Continue reading Share your knowledge at OSC20!

Looking out for aging workers

May is Older Americans Month By Stephanie McCloud, Administrator/CEO, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Americans are living longer, and they’re working longer too. Today, one in every five American workers is over 65, and in 2020, one in four American workers will be over 55, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the … Continue reading Looking out for aging workers