BWC Administrator Outlines 2018 Focus: Wellness and Workplace Safety

In this blog, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator Sarah Morrison, describes the agency’s push for wellness and safety in 2018.

She writes: “An overwhelming amount of research shows us that a healthy lifestyle leads to wellness in virtually every facet of our lives, including the workplace. BWC’s new wellness program will offer Ohio workers in small businesses a variety of services. Details are being finalized, but the program will offer services such as health risk assessments, biometric screenings, personalized health plans and coaching, chronic disease management and more. This is geared to help workers live a healthy, balanced life – factors that can prevent injury, or recover more quickly if they are hurt on the job.”

And, “Safety will continue to take center stage in 2018. … To increase the awareness of the importance of safety, we will introduce a public health and safety campaign focused on preventing slips, trips and falls, overexertions and motor vehicle accidents (all of which make up about 60 percent of our injured worker claims each year).” 1/4/2018