BWC Offering Educational Opportunities to Employers

February 14, 2005

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced several classes around Ohio to help prevent workplace accidents and reduce costs. Employers and employees from a variety of fields can gain information about workplace safety in their specific industries.

“Ohio businesses not only have the opportunity to learn new safety strategies, but the ability to protect their employees from unnecessary injury,” said James Conrad, BWC administrator/CEO. “Any accident can be prevented. BWC’s safety classes can equip your business with the proper knowledge to create a safe, proactive workplace.”

Through safety education, BWC hopes to decrease the number of workplace injuries throughout Ohio. Employers can protect their employees from harm by preventing accidents and being proactive about safety during day to day operations. In addition, the information gained during safety classes can help a business maintain a positive safety record and therefore save money on premiums.

These classes are free to all employers who have an active BWC policy. All classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Cambridge Customer Service Office
61501 Southgate Parkway
New training location

Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs – March 15
Canton Customer Service Office
400 Third St. SE

Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process- March 3
Garfield Heights Customer Service Office, Cleveland
4800 East 131st St.

Asthma! Is Your Company at Risk – March 3
Violence in the Workplace – March 22 (Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.)
Governor’s Hill Customer Service Office, Cincinnati
8650 Governor’s Hill Drive

Confined Space Assessment and Work – March 8 to 9
Job Safety Analysis – March 15
Behavior Based Safety Systems – March 17
Hamilton Customer Service Office
345 High St.

Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs – March 17
Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health, Pickerington
13430 Yarmouth Drive

Trenching and Excavation – March 8 to 10
Fall Hazard Recognition, Avoidance and Protection – March 8 to 9
OSHA Recordkeeping – March 10
Indoor Air Quality for Non-industrial Environments – March 16 to 17
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Operations Level – March 16 to 17
Owens Community College, Toledo
2249 Tracy Road

Measuring Safety Performance – March 2
Powered Industrial Trucks: Developing a Training Program – March 16
Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs – March 22.

For additional information on the classes listed above, other classes offered or to register, go to the Safety services section of BWC’s Web site You also may register by phone at 1-800-OHIOBWC.

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