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

Reversing the opioid epidemic

Pain expert argues for systematic effort By Tony Gottschlich, BWC Public Information Officer, Media Relations The opioid crisis afflicting the nation is “the worst man-made epidemic in modern medical history” and the United States needs a systematic effort to reverse it, a leading pain and workers’ compensation expert told a group of Ohio employers and … Continue reading Reversing the opioid epidemic

Sharing strategies to battle the opioid epidemic

By Brian Wilson, DC, BWC Medical Projects Director How do we make headway in combating the opioid epidemic? The fact is there are many answers to that question. We’ve learned here in Ohio that tackling this issue must be a collaborative effort, and we can all learn from each other. I know from my work … Continue reading Sharing strategies to battle the opioid epidemic

Opioid infographic illustrates BWC’s success, pharmacy leadership

Document’s release coincides with director’s retirement By Nick Trego, Clinical Operations Manager, Pharmacy Department BWC’s communications department recently completed an infographic summarizing our work over the last six years to rein in excessive opioid prescriptions and the dangers they pose to injured workers, namely abuse, addiction and death. Using a mix of colors, illustrations and … Continue reading Opioid infographic illustrates BWC’s success, pharmacy leadership

The balance of providing quality care

By Dr. Stephen Woods, BWC Chief Medical Officer Many of our medical initiatives at BWC focus on musculoskeletal care. Opioid analgesics tend to be a significant part of musculoskeletal care. In addition to my administrative role as BWC’s CMO, I also practice in a musculoskeletal clinic and see a variety of patients with joint and … Continue reading The balance of providing quality care