OSC19 is all about workplace safety and health connections

By Abe Al-Tarawneh, Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene Workplace safety and health are about connections; connecting best practices to work processes, connecting safety and health to your organization’s core values, and connecting your workforce to the resources it needs. Every year, the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC) provides these resources to attendees … Continue reading OSC19 is all about workplace safety and health connections

Safety Innovation Awards finalists show their ingenuity

By Jeffrey Hutchins, Industrial Hygiene Technical Advisor The ingenuity many Ohio employers use to overcome workplace hazards is always inspiring. To spotlight these employers, their innovative spirit and their commitment to workplace safety, we sponsor our annual Safety Innovation Awards. We created the program to recognize innovations that result in risk reduction, cost savings, and … Continue reading Safety Innovation Awards finalists show their ingenuity

Time’s running out to apply for our Safety Innovation Awards!

Attention Ohio employers! The application deadline for the 2018 Safety Innovation Awards is just around the corner. To spotlight innovative Ohio employers and their ingenuity, we’re once again seeking entries for our Safety Innovation Award Program. This annual program awards cash prizes from $1,000 to $6,000 to employers that develop innovative solutions to reduce the risk … Continue reading Time’s running out to apply for our Safety Innovation Awards!

OSC19 Call for Presenters: Diversity and Inclusion Track

By Carolina Thatcher, BWC Inclusion and Diversity Director The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is accepting presentation proposals for the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) track of the nation’s largest occupational-focused safety and health event, March 6 to 8, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. Our Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC19) helps businesses keep their workforce safe, healthy and … Continue reading OSC19 Call for Presenters: Diversity and Inclusion Track

We want you to present at OSC19!

By Julie Darby Martin, BWC Safety Congress Manager Do you have knowledge to share that can keep workplaces safe and healthy? Are you good in front of a crowd? If so, you could be a potential presenter for our Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2019 (OSC19), the nation’s largest occupational-focused safety and health event. We’re … Continue reading We want you to present at OSC19!

Ohio Safety Congress & Expo for 2018: Another complete success

By Jeff Baker, Program Administrator, BWC Special Investigations Department As part of our Special Investigations Department (SID) mission to effectively and proactively prevent losses to the workers’ compensation system and to deter, detect, investigate and prosecute workers’ compensation fraud, we recognize the importance of educating and informing our stakeholders about how they may join us … Continue reading Ohio Safety Congress & Expo for 2018: Another complete success

OSC18 – The postgame wrap-up

Thanks for joining the team! By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer At Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC18) last week, we made the most important addition to our safety team: You! For three days, more than 8,000 employers, workers, safety and medical professionals found their winning safety and health game plan at OSC18 and … Continue reading OSC18 – The postgame wrap-up

Safety, health and wellness – it’s a team effort!

Final day at the Greater Columbus Convention Center The Ohio Safety Congress and Expo continues today with a total of nineteen educational sessions scheduled. Among them, a full day of leading edge technology. From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. vendors and researchers will come together for a discussion on wearable devices known as industrial exoskeletons, … Continue reading Safety, health and wellness – it’s a team effort!