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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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