BWC Featured News
Ohio Safety Congress and Expo®
Registration is open for the 2023 Ohio Safety Congress and Expo®. The event returns in-person to the Greater Columbus Convention Center March 8-10, with a select number of sessions streamed.
Safety Intervention Grant
The Safety Intervention Grant Program (SIG) is now accepting applications! Employers can complete their application and their reporting requirements online.
The SIG program provides 3-to-1 matching funds up to $40,000 for state fund private and public employers. The funds are available to purchase equipment to substantially reduce or eliminate injuries and illness associated with a particular task or operation.
January BWC In Person Training, Safety Webinars, and Virtual Training Classes
A new year brings new BWC training opportunities. View the full list.
Two New Safety Talks: Landscapers and Mowers and Office Safety
Download Safety Talks from our website. These talks help you train your employees on a wide variety of topics.
Workforce Safety Innovation Center (WSIC)
The WSIC recently awarded the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center $1.4 million in grants for The Buckeye Pause Bundle: Augmenting State of mind and Body as the Ultimate PPE. Watch now for a closer look.
Other Safety News
Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, 2021
Private industry employers reported 2.6 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2021, a decrease of 1.8% from 2020. Ohio had 2.2 reportable cases per 100 workers, lower than all surrounding states.
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2021
The United States had 5,190 fatal work injuries in 2021, an increase of 8.9% over 2020 and the highest annual rate since 2016. Ohio reported 171 fatalities, a rate of 3.4 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
OSHA Region 5 Local Emphasis Program
US Department of Labor initiative seeks to protect food processing workers
in Illinois, Ohio amid significantly higher injury rates. OSHA began a Local Emphasis Program focused on manufacturing facilities in Illinois and Ohio where year-round and seasonal workers manufacture and process confectionery, animal, fruit, and vegetable-based products. The details are found here Local Emphasis Program for Food Manufacturing Industry (osha.gov)
Working in Winter Weather
As we come into the peak of the winter season, here are some tips from OSHA about how to keep your employees safe in this season of cold, snow, and ice. Winter Weather - Hazards/Precautions | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov)
New Data Bulletin on Electrical Injuries and Citations in Construction
The Center for Construction Research and Training created a bulletin on electrical injuries DataBulletin-November2022.pdf (cpwr.com). The document contains an overview of the topic along with numerous charts and tables. There are links to slides of the charts and spreadsheets of the data