One year in, Better You, Better Ohio!™ is improving workers’ health, well-being

By Kristen Dickerson, Ph.D., BWC Health and Wellness Manager Great news from the Better You, Better Ohio!™ program office! More people are now eligible to get paid to get healthy. We expanded the program to include all injured workers regardless of comorbidity status and any employer with less than 150 employees. This expansion means more … Continue reading One year in, Better You, Better Ohio!™ is improving workers’ health, well-being

National Safety Month: Worker wellness and workplace safety – a dynamic duo

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Abbott and Costello, peanut butter and jelly, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Some people, foods and droids are just better together. The same goes for employee wellness and workplace safety. The National Safety Council’s Campbell Institute recently released a report stating workplaces should expand beyond initiatives such as smoking cessation … Continue reading National Safety Month: Worker wellness and workplace safety – a dynamic duo

Total Worker Health – the next step in workplace evolution

By Greg Williams, BWC Occupational Safety and Hygiene Fellow When I was little I remember hearing stories of the Industrial Revolution in school. I remember accounts of children, my age or younger, having to go to work to support their families, often in abhorrent conditions. Eastern Illinois University describes it this way: “Young children working … Continue reading Total Worker Health – the next step in workplace evolution