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Can Better Communication Improve Workplace Safety?

Most people believe the goal of communication is to pass on information, but in a workplace setting the purpose is more often to achieve a desired action or change in behavior.  Communication that succeeds in changing safe workplace behavior must: Have the right message Be delivered in the right way Have meaning for those who Read More

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Combine Wellness with Risk Management to Help Curb Workers’ Comp Costs

Employers are always looking for ways to reduce business costs while improving productivity. One way to accomplish this is by including a wellness program in your employee benefits package. This type of program can be as simple or elaborate as you make it and the results will be good for you and your employees. Wellness Read More

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Warn Your Workers About Cold Weather Safety and Health Hazards

Cold weather introduces unique hazards that employees need to be aware of so that they can take adequate precautions to protect their safety and health throughout the winter months.  Falling down on slippery outdoor surfaces is a major cold weather hazard.   Slipping and falling on an icy or wet surface could result in a back Read More

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Correcting Safety Problems Before They Cause Accidents

There are two common procedures for identifying and correcting safety problems: Change Analysis and Job Safety Analysis (also known as job hazard analysis or safety analysis). Change Analysis Make an analysis of the change to determine its causes, following these steps: Define the problem—what happened? Establish the norm—what should have happened? Identify, find, and describe Read More

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Yes, You Can Eliminate New Hire Injuries!

According to OSHA, 40% of injured employees have been on the job less than a year.  Farmers Insurance Group says that more than half of new workers injured were employed for less than a month, and 1 of every 8 injuries occurred on the first day of work. If you agree that these statistics are Read More

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’Tis the Season for a Slice of Wellness Training

I’m sure you’ve heard that good nutrition is important to good health. But how? Well, good nutrition helps you in many important ways.  For example, eating healthy food helps to prevent diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight.  In order to get the nutrition you need every day Read More

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Workplace Injuries Trend Downward Over last Decade!

Nearly 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2012, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.4 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers (Ohio’s rate is 3.2).  The rate reported for 2012 continues the pattern of statistically significant declines that, with the exception of 2011, occurred annually for the Read More

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How To Get The Most Out Of Employee Medical Visits

Here are some thoughts, from a doctor’s perspective, on how to make your employees’ medical appointments more productive: First, establish a cooperative relationship with the injured employee’s physician of record (POR).  It is essential that you are available to call the treating physician. This is a step that must be set up in advance.  You Read More

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5 Steps Employees Can Take to Improve Safety Performance and Prevent Accidents

If you can get your employees to take these five simple steps every day, you’re well on the way to improved safety performance and zero accidents. 1. Identify hazards: If employees don’t know what the hazards are—or could be—they can’t effectively protect against them. Employees therefore should: Think about the tasks they perform and what Read More

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BWC Safety Consulting Services – Meeting Your Needs!

BWC maintains local customer service offices throughout the state to make it easier for Ohio employers to take advantage of injury-prevention services. Specializing in safety, industrial hygiene and ergonomics consultants will provide on-site services for your organization. These consultants will come out to your business, meet with you, perform a safety walk-through and provide feedback Read More