Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, Nov. 7.

Delia Treaster, PhD, CPE, BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor It's almost time for the end of Daylight Saving Time. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, we return to Eastern Standard Time. We gain an extra hour as we "fall back," but despite this advantage, this biannual ritual of changing our clocks can mess with our … Continue reading Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, Nov. 7.

My role at BWC has changed during the pandemic — and I couldn’t be prouder

By Vern Davenport, Security Manager, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation I am not a doctor, a nurse, or health care provider of any kind, but I am saving lives and protecting the health of my fellow Ohioans. I am but one player in our state’s continued battle to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, but I’m a … Continue reading My role at BWC has changed during the pandemic — and I couldn’t be prouder

A look back at our most-popular posts of 2020

By Danielle Alley, Social Media Coordinator While we all might be ready to close the book on 2020, we think some pages are worth reading again, or perhaps for the first time if you missed them earlier. Our most popular blog posts from the past 12 months focused primarily on the COVID-19 pandemic and how … Continue reading A look back at our most-popular posts of 2020

My family’s trauma changed my world

Thankfully, so did Kids’ Chance of Ohio By Malerie Mysza I remember the last truly happy moments I spent with my father. I was 4, and we sat watching cartoons and laughing in the living room of our home in Cleveland. Soon after, he suffered brain injuries and blindness from an on-the-job accident. My father … Continue reading My family’s trauma changed my world

BWC safety grants protect worker health, save employers time, money

NIOSH-BWC study published in industry journal By Steve Naber, Ph.D., BWC Business Intelligence and Analytics Manager For more than 10 years, our Division of Safety & Hygiene has enjoyed the benefits of being in a cooperative research program with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Through the program, we share claims with … Continue reading BWC safety grants protect worker health, save employers time, money

BWC honors five Ohio employers for workplace safety innovations

By Jeff Hutchins, Manager, BWC Quality Assurance & Technical Safety Support We recently awarded cash prizes to five Ohio employers as part of our annual Safety Innovation Awards. We typically announce the winners at our annual Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, which did not take place as planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.     The … Continue reading BWC honors five Ohio employers for workplace safety innovations

Customers show us the love during COVID-19

BWC’s economic, health and safety initiatives draw high praise By Winnie Warren, BWC Interim Chief of Employer Services Working for the state of Ohio, we all know our job is to serve our fellow Ohioans and hopefully make a positive difference in their lives, so it’s gratifying when our colleagues and leaders take note — … Continue reading Customers show us the love during COVID-19

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

Congrats to the 2020 Safety Innovation Awards finalists!

By Jeff Hutchins, Manager, BWC Quality Assurance & Technical Safety Support Sometimes workplace safety issues require employers to think outside the box for solutions. It’s inspiring to see the ideas they develop to overcome workplace hazards. To spotlight these employers, their innovative spirit, and their commitment to workplace safety, we sponsor our annual Safety Innovation … Continue reading Congrats to the 2020 Safety Innovation Awards finalists!

BWC a force for growth, workplace safety, opioid solutions in 2019

By Stephanie McCloud, Administrator/CEO, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Some might view the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as a purely reactive agency — we compensate injured workers and help them get back to work, health, and life after a workplace injury. But as I reach my 1-year anniversary this week as BWC’s administrator and … Continue reading BWC a force for growth, workplace safety, opioid solutions in 2019