Warren County Safety Council

The true-up reporting deadline
The true-up reporting deadline

The true-up reporting deadline is August 15, 2022 (this Monday)

The true-up reporting deadline for policy year that ended June 30, 2022.

Employers need to report their actual payroll for the 7/1/21 to 6/30/22 policy year and reconcile (trueup) any differences in premium paid. You need to complete the true-up report even if your payroll for the year matches the estimate we provided at the beginning of the policy year or you had zero payroll. This is necessary for BWC to calculate your premium accurately. Failure to file your true-up and pay any additional premium due could result in disqualification from BWC rating plan or discount programs. The payroll true-up report must be completed online or through our call center at 1-800-644-6292. The quickest and easiest way to true-up is online with a BWC e-account. If you do not have an e-account, you can create one from our website www.bwc.ohio.gov . Go to the For Employers page, the Workers’ Compensation Overview link on the sidebar, then the How to create an e-account link. In a few easy steps, you can obtain a BWC e-account, and you will be able to true-up and view important information about your policy, including installment schedule and claims activity.

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BWC Featured Items

New Resource – Poison Hemlock
BWC Safety Consultant Greg Harmon discusses the dangers of poison hemlock, how to identify it, and what you should do if you come into contact. To speak with a safety consultant, schedule a free consultation today.

Safety Services Catalog
BWC’s Safety Services Catalog lists the safety services and programs available to employers. They are available as part of your workers’ compensation premium. The 2022-2023 catalog was released with new courses.

Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program
The nation’s substance use epidemic touches us all, including the business community. Employers have jobs to fill but hesitate to hire workers with a drug-use history. This video shows how the Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program can help you more effectively manage substance use issues in the workplace.

BWC Safety Webinars
Assistance and Resources from Ohio EPA and OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program, August 9, 2022 10-11 a.m.
Better You, Better Ohio! A Health & Wellness Program, August 9, 2022 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Better You, Better Ohio! Wellness Webinar, August 18, 2022 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Training
Safety Series Workshop Module 1: Introduction to OSHA Requirements and Safety Culture Basics, August 10, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wellness in the Workplace, August 17, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Health Hazards and Toxicology Fundamentals, August 24-25, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

BWC Library Question of the Month
A question received by the library over the past month with our response.

Question:
Under OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard 1910.1030, employees being trained on bloodborne pathogens must be able to interact with a qualified trainer and ask questions while taking the training per 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(N). What about employees doing virtual/online bloodborne pathogens training? Is there a way to fulfill the requirements of this section by providing electronic/phone access to a qualified trainer to answer questions that may arise?

Answer:
There are a total of six OSHA Letters of Interpretation (LOI) for this section, and you should read all of them to understand OSHA’s opinion on the matter. They address the issue of virtual/online bloodborne pathogens training and ways to fulfill the requirement for immediate access to a qualified trainer: Interlinking | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov)

In this LOI, OSHA states that providing access to a hotline for employees to ask a qualified trainer questions is adequate, although it doesn’t really define what “hotline” is. In this LOI, OSHA states that using email to answer submitted questions while an employee is being trained is allowed only if the questions are answered immediately when they are asked. The LOIs for 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(N) stress that questions must be answered immediately by a qualified trainer, no matter the method, at the time that they are asked. The LOIs warn that employers who do not provide immediate answers to employees during bloodborne pathogens training could be found in violation of this requirement.

If you need help with understanding requirements for bloodborne pathogens training, including questions about providing access to qualified trainers during virtual/online training, contact BWC Safety Consultants. Consultation services are free for those with a BWC policy. Find out more on our website.

If you have question related to occupational safety and health, email the library at library@bwc.state.oh.us.

 

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

 

 

July 15th
July 15th

July 15th Safety Council Meeting Information

 

FY23 WCSC Monthly Meeting Dates & Topics

* All WCSC Monthly Meetings will be in person for FY23*

Month

Topic

July 15

Workplace Safety - CPR/First Aid

August 19

Accident Investigations-Do’s and Don’ts

September 16

Back Injury Prevention

October 21

Suicide Prevention: Community Event - Schools/Safety Council

November 18

Winter Driving Precautions/Distracted Driving

December 16

NO MEETING

January 20

Effective Remain at Work/Return to Work Programs and Job Modification

February 17

Workplace Violence: Active Shooter

March 17

Preventing Workplace Falls (ladder safety/falls on flat surfaces/ect)

April 21

OSHA Updates

May 19

CEO Safety Recognition Breakfast

June 16

Put Out the FIRE!! Fire Safety Training

FY23 Enrollment Info
FY23 Enrollment Info.

FY23 WCSC Enrollment Information & Enrollment Form

 

Are You Part of the Warren County Safety Council? 

You could be saving an additional 2% off of your worker’s compensation bill by participating in our Safety Council program! We meet monthly for safety training surrounding topics prevalent
in today’s workplace.

 

Ohio Safety Council In-Person Meetings & Rebates Resume July 2022! 

Ohio Safety Council Rebate Fact Sheet

Join TODAY: FY23 Enrollment Form

 

Safety Councils

Thousands of Ohio employers benefit from the education, resource sharing, and premium savings which result from actively participating in their local safety council monthly meetings. And you can join them.

•    Earn a 2% safety council rebate on your workers’ compensation premium*.
•    Learn techniques for increasing safety, health, and wellness in your workplace.
•    Network and share best practices with other employers in your community.
•    Identify resources to assist you in your accident prevention efforts.
•    Access risk management information and strategies to reduce your workers’ compensation costs.

Participation in an Ohio safety council is simpler and easier than ever before.

•    Join or confirm your existing, active membership in a local safety council by July 31, 2022. 
•    Attend 10 in-person safety council meetings between July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 to qualify for the rebate.

*Safety council rebate details are found in this fact sheet.

 

BWC's Distance Learning in June 2022

BWC is hosting a number of occupational safety and health webinars and virtual classes in June. For detailed information and to learn how to register, view this flyer.

May 2022 Safety Counil Meeting

Check out the BWC Updates & Presentation from or May 2022 Safety Council Meeting

BWC Updates

Stress Management Presentation

 

FY23 Join Today
FY23 Join Today

You could be saving an additional 2% off of your worker’s compensation bill by participating in our Safety Council program! We meet monthly for safety training surrounding topics prevalent
in today’s workplace.

 

Join the Warren County Safety Council HERE

 

Distance Learning in May 2022 

FOR DISTRIBUTION TO SAFETY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY

BWC is hosting a number of occupational safety and health webinars and virtual classes in May. For detailed information and to learn how to register, view this flyer.

Webinars - presented live with BWC discount program and continuing education credit:

  • Breathing Air Quality in the Workplace (May 10)
  • Safe Patient Handling: Is Your Facility Following the Guidelines? (May 12)
  • What You Need to Know Concerning EPA and Safety for the Construction Industry (May 19)

Virtual classes

  • Machine Guarding (May 5)
  • Respirator Fit Testing (May 9-11)
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning Half-day Workshop (May 10)
  • Hazard Communication Half-day Workshop (May 12)
  • Electrical Safety in the Workplace through Insight and Implementation of NFPA 70E (May 17-18)
  • Electrical Safety Maintenance (NFPA 70B) - Practices for Electrical (May 23-25)
  • Controlling Workers' Compensation Costs (May 24-25)
  • Hazard Material and Waste Shipping/Reporting Requirements (May 31)

Online E-Courses

  • Bloodborne Pathogens, Developing a Safety Culture, OSHA Recordkeeping 101 and others

For more information or assistance, email dshcc@bwc.state.oh.us.

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May 2022 Safety Update

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WCSC FY22 Monthly Virtual Meeting Schedule & Topics

Month Topic
July 16th NO MEETING
August 20th Traffic Safety: Real Stories in the construction zone (ODOT)
September 17 Temporary Worker Safety (special considerations regarding seasonal and youth temporary workers)
October 6th MEGA Meeting 
November 19th How to combat fraudulent workers comp claims 
December 17th NO MEETING
January 21st OSHA Updates 
February 18th Epic Safety Fails on the Job
March 18th What's Your Safety Story 
April 13th MEGA Meeting
May 20th Suicide prevention 
June 17th Respiratory Protection Standards

 

MEGA Meeting Information!

All Ohio employers are invited to attend two online statewide meetings hosted by BWC to supplement the Ohio Safety Council Program year.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Leading from Your Heart!

David Sarkus, MS, CSP is Chief Servant Leader and Founder of David Sarkus International, a leading health and safety management consulting and training firm

 

Click here to join this Live Event

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Now What? How to Lead by Bringing Your Human to Work

Erica Keswin is a two-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author, internationally sought-after speaker, and workplace strategist