Ohio Safety Congress & Expo Focuses on Workers’ Comp Safety

March 3, 2014

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) will welcome several nationally recognized experts and speakers at its upcoming annual occupational safety, health and workers’ compensation conference.

The 2014 Safety Congress and Expo (OSC14), which takes place March 25-27 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, will feature several workplace safety experts from Battelle, as well as a Marine who shares his experience with occupational injury and recovery.

“Safety Congress brings employers together to focus on workplace safety, and one of the many highlights each year is hearing from our general session speakers, who share their expertise and valuable insight into the field of occupational safety and health,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. “This year is no different and we’re excited to hear from experts who are developing new approaches to the prevention of workplace injuries, as well as one especially inspiring story from a Marine whose determination allowed him to persevere despite suffering disabling injuries.”

OSC14, the largest and longest-running workplace safety and health conference of its kind, will include informative general sessions featuring these nationally recognized speakers and experts:

  • A panel of safety and research experts from Battelle will share a number of their innovations, including an adaption of an innovation created for the U.S. Air Force that is now helping airline mechanics do their jobs more safely.
  • Marine Corporal Mark O’Brien will share how his life changed dramatically on his second tour of duty in Iraq. Mark lost his right arm and leg when he was hit by a rocket propelled grenade that ripped through the armor of his Humvee. Mark’s story illustrates how important training, personal protective equipment, support systems and teamwork are to safe workplaces.
  • Speaker Scott Deming will share how employers and workplace safety professionals can effectively communicate so employees embrace their company’s safety mission and objectives. Deming is a motivational speaker, author, and consultant.

In addition, the event will feature demonstrations and full-day workshops covering the latest safety and health information and best practices, as well as 175 educational sessions offering continuing education units covering all twelve professions. The Expo Marketplace hosts 225 exhibitors offering safety services, industrial supplies, safety equipment and gear, and workers’ compensation and medical management services.

Source: Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

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