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March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month!

The gift of sight is irreplaceable. Thousands of eye injuries occur in the workplace each year, which makes wearing proper eye protection so important. All it takes is a tiny sliver of metal, particle of dust or splash of chemical to cause significant and permanent eye damage. March, which is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, is Read More

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I2P2 Is on OSHA’s Radar—Is It on Yours?

“Injury and illness prevention programs (I2P2) are good for workers, good for business, and good for America.” OSHA administrator David Michaels made this statement in support of a plan that would require employers to develop written safety programs based on a common set of elements. In its most recent regulatory update, OSHA said it anticipates Read More

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Transitional Work Program: Thinking Outside the Box

According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance, indemnity payments have risen over the period of 2002 to 2011. With  continuing increases in workers’ compensation costs, companies are faced with developing creative strategies to reduce costs of work-related employee injuries. One strategy to consider is a Transitional Work Program (TWP), designed to get injured employees 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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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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’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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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

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Why Hold Weekly Meetings With Injured Employees?

Every injured employee on transitional duty should meet WEEKLY with the Transitional Work (TW) Coordinator, if your company has one, or the person in charge of the injured worker’s return to work.  There are many benefits to weekly meetings.  Among them are:  It keeps employees in the loop at the workplace. This keeps them mentally Read More