‘Managers told me to put mustard on it’: fast-food workers say burns are rampant, file OSHA complaints

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 19, 2015 | In the News

More than two dozen low-wage McDonald’s workers filed health and safety complaints against the fast-food chain on Monday, alleging that understaffing and time pressures in stores have led to burns, falls and other injuries, according to...read more >>

BWC funding workplace safety research at Ohio University

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 12, 2015 | In the News

COLUMBUS– The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and Ohio Board of Regents today announced Ohio University (OU) has been awarded a $245,000 research grant to improve workplace safety. OU is one of six higher education...read more >>

Ohio bill would allow workers’ compensation for PTSD

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 11, 2015 | In the News

COLUMBUS — Emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if they don’t have physical injuries under proposed legislation being considered by an Ohio Senate panel. It would apply...read more >>

Obama Juggles the Numbers to Save Social Security Disability Benefits

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 09, 2015 | Social Security in the News

President Obama’s $4 trillion budget blue print for fiscal 2016 has garnered a lot of attention for its proposals for raising caps to bolster spending for defense and domestic programs largely geared to the middle class....read more >>

State Grant Provides for New Fire Equipment

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 12, 2015 | In the News

12/20/14 Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio): A state grant could mean fewer injuries for Springfield Township firefighters. A $18,500 grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers compensation has helped the Springfield Township Fire Department pay for a...read more >>

Two Workers Injured at Ohio Rice-Cake Plant

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 26, 2014 | In the News

Coldwater, OH (Workerscompensation.com) – In response to a complaint of an electrical shock injury, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that a 20-year employee was injured while he performed service work...read more >>

Ohio BWC provides grants to pay for new fire department equipment that reduces the risk of injuries

by Andrew Bainbridge | Dec 08, 2014 | In the News

Grants totaling more than $125,000 were recently received by the Deerfield Fire Department. One grant was used to purchase smoke and fire detectors available to Deerfield residents only. That grant, for $2,000, was from First Alert...read more >>

Ohio BWC Honors Fallen Workers

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 22, 2014 | In the News

Never forgetting workers killed on the job is something officials in Ohio don’t take for granted. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) recently held the fourth annual Fallen Workers Memorial honoring workers who died in...read more >>

Ohio BWC provides $1 million for firefighter training

by Andrew Bainbridge | Oct 03, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

By: Kate Snyder-Zanesville Times Recorder ZANESVILLE – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is providing $1 million in grant money to train firefighters throughout the state. The funds will be folded into the State Marshal’s Firefighter...read more >>

Ohio Employers May Receive $1 Billion in Refunds From Workers’ Compensation Fund

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 29, 2014 | In the News

COLUMBUS — Ohio employers are likely to receive $1 billion in refunds on their workers’ compensation premiums — the state’s second rebate since the 1990s. The $1 billion in refunds would follow an identical amount the...read more >>