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

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

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?

Ergonomics: Challenges and Opportunities

Delia E. Treaster, Ph.D., CPE, Ergonomic Technical Advisor In recognition of National Ergonomics Month, this blog is part two of a two-part series focusing on ergonomics in the workplace. In our recent blog we talked about how participatory ergonomics is effective in reducing overexertion injuries. Participatory ergonomics is a long-term investment. It takes time to … Continue reading Ergonomics: Challenges and Opportunities

Winter is coming! Protect your workers from icy perils

By Rich Gaul, BWC Safety Technical Adviser Winter is right around the corner. Are you and your employees ready for the harsh conditions of the season? Taking some simple steps can help protect your employees from ailments caused by exposure to low temperatures, wind, and moisture. The two primary health risks in cold weather are … Continue reading Winter is coming! Protect your workers from icy perils