New Year’s Resolutions? We Can Help!

By Danielle Alley, Social Media and Public Information Coordinator Now that we are on our way into 2022, we have the opportunity for a fresh start. For some of us that might mean a new exercise routine or nutrition plan. For others, a fresh start means reducing stress and getting better sleep at night. Whether … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions? We Can Help!

Why the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is the best value around

By Bernie Silkowski, Superintendent, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene In my role with our Division of Safety & Hygiene, I realize the importance of keeping our staff current on the latest updates and trends in workplace safety. I also understand the constraints tight budgets can have on getting this important training and education to … Continue reading Why the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is the best value around

Make 2020 healthier and happier with Better You, Better Ohio!®

By Kristen Dickerson, Ph.D., BWC Statewide Health, Wellness, and Special Program Manager The arrival of 2020 brings a new year, a new decade, and some changes to Better You, Better Ohio!®, our health and wellness program for workers who work for small employers (150 or fewer employees) in high-risk industries.* With Better You, Better Ohio!, … Continue reading Make 2020 healthier and happier with Better You, Better Ohio!®

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!

Better health, straight from the tap

By Melissa Vince, BWC Public Relations Manager There are few things in life more important to us than O2 and H2O. Air and water. We can’t survive without them. Let’s focus on water. Its benefits are innumerable, as long as it’s clean and safe. That’s the goal of Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio water quality initiative. The … Continue reading Better health, straight from the tap

Go beyond resolutions with Better You, Better Ohio!

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Now that we’re nearly a month into 2019, we’re curious how people are doing on their New Year’s resolutions. Some folks may be following it to varying degrees, some may have abandoned theirs (no judgment here) and some may not have come up with theirs (hey, it isn’t … Continue reading Go beyond resolutions with Better You, Better Ohio!

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

Report: Ohio in poor health

‘We need to step up our game,’ chiropractor says By Tony Gottschlich, BWC Public Information Officer When it comes to health and wellness, Ohio is in pretty shabby shape, a Cleveland chiropractor told hundreds of health care providers Thursday afternoon at the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium. Dr. Otto Schmidt, referring to America’s … Continue reading Report: Ohio in poor health

Making a better Ohio with health and wellness

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Improved health and wellness leads to a better quality of life in all aspects of our lives, including the workplace. Living a healthy, balanced life can help prevent injury or help workers recover more quickly if they are hurt on the job. That’s why we’re launching Better You, … Continue reading Making a better Ohio with health and wellness

A handy message for the flu season

By Sue Davis (“Safety Sue”), Director, BWC Employee Safety & Health Administration In 1847, a Hungarian obstetrician by the name of Ignaz P. Semmelweiss showed that hand washing greatly reduced infections in newborns. Dr. Semmelweiss attempted to promote hand washing and cleanliness among his colleagues, who were so offended that they committed him to an … Continue reading A handy message for the flu season