A look back at our most-popular posts of 2020

By Danielle Alley, Social Media Coordinator While we all might be ready to close the book on 2020, we think some pages are worth reading again, or perhaps for the first time if you missed them earlier. Our most popular blog posts from the past 12 months focused primarily on the COVID-19 pandemic and how … Continue reading A look back at our most-popular posts of 2020

My family’s trauma changed my world

Thankfully, so did Kids’ Chance of Ohio By Malerie Mysza I remember the last truly happy moments I spent with my father. I was 4, and we sat watching cartoons and laughing in the living room of our home in Cleveland. Soon after, he suffered brain injuries and blindness from an on-the-job accident. My father … Continue reading My family’s trauma changed my world

BWC to cover drug disposal bags for opioid prescriptions

By Miranda Williams, PharmD, RPh, Director of BWC’s Pharmacy Program In our latest step to mitigate the opioid epidemic on Ohio’s workforce, we will provide injured workers with drug disposal bags that destroy leftover opioids. Governor Mike DeWine, BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud and RecoveryOhio Director Alisha Nelson announced this new statewide effort Thursday, Oct. 17, … Continue reading BWC to cover drug disposal bags for opioid prescriptions

BWC, ODJFS: Online training to help injured workers

OhioMeansJobs webinars available for continuing education credit By Tina Elliott, Director, BWC Return to Work Services To help Ohio’s injured workers return to work, we’re continuing our partnership with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) through its OhioMeansJobs.com website. A recording of our joint training series with ODJFS is now available online. … Continue reading BWC, ODJFS: Online training to help injured workers

Physician’s note: Start the back-to-work conversation

A first-appointment transitional plan can help an injured worker before the claim is approved By Adam King, BWC Public Information Officer Constance was working a late shift when she slipped and fell. She jarred her arm and wrist trying to catch herself and twisted her back as she landed awkwardly. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ … Continue reading Physician’s note: Start the back-to-work conversation

Motivation equals success

By Jim Landon, RN, and Mukesh Kumar Singh, CFE, LLM, MBA, BWC Compliance & Performance Management In any workers’ compensation claim, motivation is always a key factor in not only the rehabilitation of the injured worker but for a successful return to work. While this holds true in any industrial injury claim, it’s particularly true … Continue reading Motivation equals success

Injured workers can get questions answered online or by phone

By Bill Teeven, Contact Center Director When you’re injured on the job, the last thing you want to do is to get bogged down in bureaucracy trying to figure out your workers’ comp claim. Ohio has a lot of laws governing workers’ comp, and as the head of BWC’s Customer Contact Center, I understand they … Continue reading Injured workers can get questions answered online or by phone

Ever have a cramp or ache after work and wonder, “what did I do?”

Ergonomics of your workspace may be the answer to the question. By Mike Lampl, BWC Ergonomics Technical Advisor What is Ergonomics? A practical definition for ergonomics is the science of matching workers and workplaces in a manner that improves worker productivity while lowering the risk of injury and discomfort.  More scientifically, ergonomics is the study … Continue reading Ever have a cramp or ache after work and wonder, “what did I do?”