BWC Employees Receive National Research Award

Three BWC employees were recently presented the Alice Hamilton Award for Occupational Safety and Health in the Epidemiology and Surveillance category for their published research. Mike Lampl, Dave Robins, Steve Naber, and five members of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies wrote a paper titled “Workers’ Compensation … Continue reading BWC Employees Receive National Research Award

Let’s Reduce Accidents All Year & During Construction Safety Week

By Michael Marr, Technical Resource Consultant May 2-6 is Construction Safety Week! Construction workers have a strong bond, and this week they come together to focus on safety and protecting one another. Construction Safety Week is a weeklong event that brings the construction industry together. Organizations and associations with ties to the construction industry partner … Continue reading Let’s Reduce Accidents All Year & During Construction Safety Week

Does your company or organization participate in the National Safety Stand-Down Campaign?

By Michael Marr, Safety Technical Resource Consultant According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), falls are the number one cause of construction worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of all on-the-job deaths in the industry. This marks the 11th year that NIOSH, The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and the … Continue reading Does your company or organization participate in the National Safety Stand-Down Campaign?

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

Celebrate 25 Years of the Health Partnership Program

By Suzanne Brown, Public Information Officer In March we joined our managed care organization (MCO) partners in celebrating the Health Partnership Program (HPP) that was created 25 years ago within Ohio’s workers’ compensation system. The late Ohio Governor George Voinovich signed Amended Substitute House Bill 107 to establish the HPP in July 1993. The new … Continue reading Celebrate 25 Years of the Health Partnership Program

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

What You Can Expect at the Medical & Health Symposium

The Medical & Health Symposium is right around the corner, April 7-9, 2022.  The symposium includes three days of educational and engaging presentations for medical, health, and legal related professionals worldwide. Our virtual conference offers numerous continuing education opportunities and admission is FREE. There’s still time to register, so don’t delay!  MHS22 is April 7-9. … Continue reading What You Can Expect at the Medical & Health Symposium

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