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Ohio BWC secures five fraud-related convictions in March
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation secured five fraud-related convictions in March and restitution orders totaling more than $41,000.

Northeast Ohio man charged in $684K work comp/Social Security fraud scheme
COLUMBUS - Thomas H. Cannell's friendly voicemail greeting blew his cover, and now the fireplace salesman from northeast Ohio faces potential prison time and a bill for more than $684,000 for defrauding the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) and the Social Security Administration for decades.

For Cleveland man, there's something about workers' comp fraud
COLUMBUS - Kenneth L. Gilmore doesn't give up easily, even if the price means prison, probation and steep financial penalties.

BWC awards $370,000 in grants to protect Ohio firefighters
COLUMBUS - Thirty-seven Ohio fire departments will share $369,678 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) under a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful elements encountered during a fire fight.

Ohio employers receive $1.5 million in workplace safety grants
COLUMBUS - Seventy-three Ohio employers will share $1,521,059 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

Day care owner guilty of work comp fraud
COLUMBUS - A Columbus day care owner and nursing assistant pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fifth-degree felony count of workers' compensation fraud after her former employer reported her to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) for the crime.

Graphic artist guilty of work comp fraud
COLUMBUS - A former Ohioan injured on the job in 1991 pleaded guilty to workers' compensation fraud March 5 after investigators found him working in Colorado while collecting injured workers' benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC).

BWC expands grant program for firefighter safety
COLUMBUS - Due to heavy demand, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is more than doubling its funding for a new grant program aimed at protecting firefighters from carcinogens and other toxins that cause long-term health ailments.

Health and safety of Ohio's workforce focus of BWC conferences
COLUMBUS - The largest regional safety and health conference in the United States will run March 7-9 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Opioid dependence continues to fall in Ohio's work comp system
COLUMBUS - The number of opioid-dependent injured workers in the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation system fell 19 percent in 2017, the sixth consecutive year the numbers have fallen under BWC's efforts to reduce opioid use and build a model pharmacy program.

Central Ohio man convicted of work comp fraud
COLUMBUS - A Lancaster man must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation nearly $7,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to workers' compensation fraud Monday for a scheme that could land his girlfriend in court as well.

BWC secures three convictions in January
COLUMBUS - A funeral home worker and two cleaning company owners owe the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation $30,000 after pleading guilty to workers' compensation fraud or related charges in January, the bureau's first convictions of the new year.

BWC awards $377,000 in grants to protect Ohio firefighters
COLUMBUS - Thirty-nine Ohio fire departments will share $376,517 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) under a new program to reduce firefighters' exposure to toxic environmental elements.

Ohio employers receive $341,000 in workplace safety grants
COLUMBUS - Fourteen Ohio employers will share $341,020 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

Funeral escort earns felony conviction for work comp fraud
COLUMBUS - A Columbus man injured in 2014 while working as a motorcycle escort for funeral processions must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) more than $10,400 after pleading guilty to workers' compensation fraud Wednesday in a Columbus courtroom.

Double-digit workers' comp rate reduction proposed
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) asked its board of directors today to reduce private employer premium rates by 12 percent beginning July 1.

BWC to roll out workplace wellness program
COLUMBUS - Officials with Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers began canvassing the state Thursday to announce a new, free workplace wellness program that targets workers who are at greater risk for on-the-job injuries.

Cleaning company owner soils record with fraud conviction
COLUMBUS - Officials with Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers began canvassing the state Thursday to announce a new, free workplace wellness program that targets workers who are at greater risk for on-the-job injuries.

Register now for March workplace health and safety, medical conferences
COLUMBUS - Registration is now open for two annual conferences hosted by Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC).

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