OSC19 – It was great to connect with YOU!

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Thank you to all who made a workplace safety and health connection with us last week at the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2019 (OSC19)! More than 8,000 attendees joined us for three days of workplace safety and health education, in-depth workshops, live demonstrations and much more. And … Continue reading OSC19 – It was great to connect with YOU!

Violence against EMS workers a real threat

Self defense training, fitness needed, firefighter tells Ohio Safety Congress & Expo By Tony Gottschlich, Media Relations Public Information Officer Firefighters and paramedics are in the business of saving lives, but few are prepared to save their own when they encounter hostile situations on the job, a firefighter/paramedic and self-defense coach told an audience Friday … Continue reading Violence against EMS workers a real threat

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

Welcome to day 3 of connecting at OSC19!

We hope you’re enjoying everything OSC19 has to offer! Our final day will feature a host of lectures, workshops and another live demo covering important safety and health topics. Day two was a busy one! Colette Carlson, founder of Speak Your Truth, Inc., kicked off the day with an informative and fun talk about the … Continue reading Welcome to day 3 of connecting at OSC19!

‘A split second’ nearly cost safety expert his life

Banged up but grateful, Derek Sang addresses Ohio Safety Congress By Tony Gottschlich, Media Relations Public Information Officer Derek Sang has worked his entire career in safety. He’s delivered 250 seminars on the subject across the globe, and he’s a frequent keynote speaker on the hazards of arc flash, flash fire and general safety. The … Continue reading ‘A split second’ nearly cost safety expert his life

Let’s connect at OSC19!

The 2019 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo continues today with a full day of educational sessions and expo activities! Some of today’s highlights include general session speaker Colette Carlson sharing the importance of connecting with others, live safety demonstrations, Passport to Safety prize giveaways and much more. We look forward to connecting with you! Yesterday … Continue reading Let’s connect at OSC19!

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

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

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!