Near misses – are they important?

Did you know that many companies do not report near misses, and as a result, an injury occurred?  OSHA says, “A near-miss is a potential hazard or incident in which no property was damaged and no personal injury was sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, [ READ MORE... ]

Navigating Ohio’s workers’ compensation system

For most employers, workers’ compensation is one of a thousand items that require their attention daily. Most workers’ compensation professionals will tell you that the best injury is one that never happens. The reality is that there are 249,000 private and public Ohio employers incurring approximately 85,000 allowable injuries on [ READ MORE... ]

Ohio workers’ comp & experience modification rate

Ohio is one of a handful of states that has a state administered workers’ compensation system.  The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), established in 1912, is the largest state-operated provider of workers’ compensation insurance in the United States. An employer’s experience modification rate (EMR), which is determined by the BWC, [ READ MORE... ]

Heat stress and illnesses

We are well into the dog days of summer!  Many of us may be thinking that fall (and cooler weather) are right around the corner.  However, it is important we stay mindful of the hazards from the heat during these last few months.  There are ways we can combat heat [ READ MORE... ]

Annual Golf Outing Pictures

Thank you to our sponsors and all those who attended this year's annual golf outing. And a special thank you to Brian Hartline, wide receiver coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes, for joining us and sharing his perspectives on the upcoming football season. We were pleased to make a $5,000 [ READ MORE... ]

Council Member Patti Riordan named as Honoree for the National Retail Federation’s America’s Retail Champion Award

Patti Riordan, owner of Smoke Stack Hobby Shop in Lancaster, Ohio has been recognized as an honoree for the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) America’s Retail Champion award. NRF’s America’s Retail Champions program celebrates small retailers who are exceptional champions for retail and the communities they serve. Thirty-four U.S. small retailers [ READ MORE... ]

Safety in the Office

The office setting sure has changed over the past few years.  Many of us are returning to the office full-time, others are working from home and some of us are working a hybrid schedule.  No matter what our work schedule is we need to stay diligent about the office dangers [ READ MORE... ]

Safety Council Enrollment Deadline Approaching

Thousands of Ohio employers benefit from the education, resource sharing and premium savings which result from actively participating in their local safety council monthly meetings. BWC Safety Councils can help you: Learn techniques for increasing safety, health, and wellness in your workplace. Network and share best practices with other employers [ READ MORE... ]

Brian Hartline Bio

Brian Hartline, who has recruited and mentored some of the best wide receivers in the nation during his four years as the program’s wide receivers coach, will have increased responsibility with the offensive game plan beginning in 2022 with his promotion to passing game coordinator by head coach Ryan Day.The [ READ MORE... ]