Congrats to the 2020 Safety Innovation Awards finalists!

By Jeff Hutchins, Manager, BWC Quality Assurance & Technical Safety Support Sometimes workplace safety issues require employers to think outside the box for solutions. It’s inspiring to see the ideas they develop to overcome workplace hazards. To spotlight these employers, their innovative spirit, and their commitment to workplace safety, we sponsor our annual Safety Innovation … Continue reading Congrats to the 2020 Safety Innovation Awards finalists!

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!

A look behind the scenes of OSC19

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer In a week, the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (2019) will be here. However, much of the planning and preparation to bring OSC19 to thousands of attendees started almost a year ago. In May 2018, just two months after wrapping up OSC18, we kickstarted OSC19 with a call … Continue reading A look behind the scenes of OSC19

Exoskeletons gain momentum in preventing ergonomic injuries

By Delia Treaster, PhD, CPE, BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor Exoskeletons are here! Formerly found in science fiction or action movies, exoskeletons have made the transition from fantasy to reality. Exoskeletons are wearable devices that augment the physical capability of the worker. They have been developed for military operations and medical rehabilitation, but exoskeletons are increasingly … Continue reading Exoskeletons gain momentum in preventing ergonomic injuries

Only two weeks until Ohio Safety Congress & Expo tips off!

Here are just some of the highlights By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Keeping workers safe on the job is truly a team effort. From frontline workers to upper management, teamwork, practice and planning are all necessary elements. This year’s Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC18) is here to assist in developing a winning game … Continue reading Only two weeks until Ohio Safety Congress & Expo tips off!

We want you to present at OSC18!

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 2018 (OSC18), the nation’s largest occupational-focused safety and health event. We’re now … Continue reading We want you to present at OSC18!

Comprehensive care for injured workers, innovative employers highlight busy day 2 at #OSC17 and #BWCmhs, much more to come

Welcome back to the Columbus Convention Center, home of the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo and the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium! We have a lot in store before we bid farewell this afternoon but first, here’s a rundown of yesterday’s activities. The second day of OSC17 was the first day of the … Continue reading Comprehensive care for injured workers, innovative employers highlight busy day 2 at #OSC17 and #BWCmhs, much more to come

It’s here! Knowledge is key at OSC

By Abe Al-Tarawneh, Ph.D., Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene In a previous blog post I said … better knowledge is the single common denominator for improving lives. It’s an adage – some might even call it a motto – which I believe in quite strongly. Bringing knowledge to Ohio’s workforce, employers, safety professionals, … Continue reading It’s here! Knowledge is key at OSC

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC SAFETY PROGRAM – A great return on investment

By Bruce Loughner, BWC Safety Technical Advisor As the BWC safety subject matter expert for the Industry Specific Safety Program (ISSP), I have seen employers continuously improve the safety culture of their organization by developing strategies to prevent injuries and illness by working with BWC safety staff. Public and private employers that successfully completed the … Continue reading INDUSTRY SPECIFIC SAFETY PROGRAM – A great return on investment

Face-to-face interactions a benefit to your business

Let’s meet at Safety Congress & Expo 2016! By Luke Hultberg, Safety Congress Assistant In today’s high paced, high tech world there are plenty of ways to interact, network, message and socialize with individuals, but what is the most effective? Americans have multiple technologies available to help connect, interact and exchange ideas, but there’s still … Continue reading Face-to-face interactions a benefit to your business