BWC Programming Announcements
Below listed is BWC programming information which may be of interest.
1. Drug Free Safety Program – Online form application announcement:
If your company is interested in joining the Drug Free Safety Program – please visit the BWC of Ohio webpage: http://www.ohiobwc.com/employer/programs/dfspinfo/dfspdescription.asp
BWC of Ohio Announcement - A new service offering on the BWC of Ohio website ohiobwc.com was implemented recently that incorporates the (former) Safety Review (DFSP-2) into the DFSP program application process. It is now the Safety Management Self-Assessment (SH-26).
It is required of other BWC programs as well so the online submission will first determine if a form has previously been submitted. If an SH-26 is not on file, the employer or their TPA of record will be prompted to enter the required form first. Then the DFSP application process will continue.
The BWC of Ohio is requesting all employers to submit the online form to decrease manual processing of forms in order to reduce administration costs and to assist the employer with program eligibility.
For the online form – visit http://www.ohiobwc.com/employer/forms/dfsp/u140/default.aspx scroll down until you see: Do you have all the required information at hand? If so, you are ready to begin completing the form. When completing the online form, please use the previous and next buttons located at the bottom of the page to navigate through the form.
Begin online form now.
Do not fax the form to the BWC of Ohio – please use the online form per the BWC of Ohio.
2. Announcement – May 1, 2012 from BWC of Ohio:
BWC announced that the deadline for application on the Transitional Work Bonus Program and the Industry Specific Safety Program has been extended to May 25, 2012. Please click on the link https://www.ohiobwc.com/home/current/releases/2012/042712.asp to view the web article.
We are hoping to make outreach to many more employers over the coming month:
• We will be reviewing opportunities for additional seminars in the BWC Service Offices around the state.
• An informational direct mailer about ISSP is being sent to employers that would have been eligible for the program 07-01-2011. Approximately 7,000 employers will be receiving the mailer.
• Additional contact list will be developed and distributed to BWC staff for outreach.
Please help BWC get the word out that the application deadline has been extended to as many employers as possible by encouraging your clients to visit the Destination: Excellence page on our website at www.ohiobwc.com where they can apply online for these programs. Please e-mail the Destination: Excellence e-mail box at Excellence.Destination@bwc.state.oh.us with any questions.
**Please note: the application deadline for DFSP was not extended.