Safety Roundup: BWC Deadlines; OSHA Inspections

  • Members participating in the advanced BWC Drug Free Safety Program must complete the Safety Action Plan (DFSP-5) by Aug. 31. (Employers can check their progress and requirements in all BWC programs here.)
  • Self-insured employers must pay their second BWC assessment before Aug. 31. The invoice can be viewed and paid online.
  • On Sept. 7, the BWC will host a no-cost virtual workshop on emergency preparedness planning. Learn more.
  • As part of its series on providing tips for surviving an OSHA inspection, OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips has published this guidance.
  • Marijuana and hallucinogen use, as well as binge drinking, reached historic highs among adults 35 to 50 in 2022, according to a federally funded study.
  • A year after contracting COVID-19, about 6% of U.S. workers were still receiving medical care due to the effects of “long COVID,” according to a new workers’ compensation study.
  • As COVID-19 cases tick up in Ohio and the rest of the U.S., the Ohio Hospital Association has published this dashboard. (Here’s an overview of Ohio’s recent COVID-19 cases Ohio’s county-by-county case numbers.)

As a reminder, the OMA will host a Sept. 7 safety webinar on machine safeguarding. Details here. No charge for OMA Workers’ Comp members. 8/24/2023