Feeling the heat? Stay safe with preventive measures

By Isayah Hickson, BWC Occupational Safety & Hygiene Fellow A glance at the thermometer tells the story: we’re officially in the dog days of summer. This means we’re in the hottest part of the season and at greater risk of heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. So, what’s the difference between the … Continue reading Feeling the heat? Stay safe with preventive measures

Eight hot safety tips for summer

By Michelle Francisco, BWC Safety Council Program Manager Heat is one of the leading weather-related causes of death and injury in the U.S. It’s also one of the most preventable. Summer isn’t officially here yet, but now’s as good a time as any to remind folks they can still enjoy the summertime weather without putting … Continue reading Eight hot safety tips for summer

Beat the heat of the “Dog Days of Summer”

By Jeff Hutchins, Industrial Hygiene Technical Advisor We know that the “dog days of summer” are typically the hottest, most humid days of the year.  But did you ever wonder how they got their name? According to the Farmers’ Almanac[1], the name originated during ancient Roman times.  In the Northern Hemisphere, the star Sirius prominently … Continue reading Beat the heat of the “Dog Days of Summer”

National Safety Month highlights importance of workplace safety education and prevention

BWC offers Ohio employers free safety courses all year long  By Sarah D. Morrison, Administrator/CEO June is National Safety Month, when thousands of organizations across the country join the National Safety Council to raise awareness of what it takes to stay “SafeForLife.” We at the Ohio BWC want employers and employees to think safety all year round, … Continue reading National Safety Month highlights importance of workplace safety education and prevention