Construction worker's fraud scheme collapses
COLUMBUS - A Marion man who claimed to be permanently disabled owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) $160,000 after pleading guilty Wednesday
to a fourth-degree felony charge of workers' compensation fraud.
Cincinnati tax preparer convicted of workers' comp fraud
COLUMBUS - A Cincinnati-area man who claimed to be permanently disabled from work while earning more than $100,000 preparing tax returns
owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) nearly $57,000 in restitution.
Office manager gets diversion program for fudging payroll reports
COLUMBUS - A Hocking County woman who falsified payroll reports to save her employer more than $52,000 in workers' compensation premiums will avoid a criminal record
for her actions if she successfully completes a diversion program by July 20.
Ohio safety stand-downs focus on preventing falls in the construction industry
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) will join the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls by sponsoring two no-cost fall
protection training courses this week focusing on safety in the construction industry.
Ohio employers receive $474,000 in workplace safety grants
COLUMBUS - Twenty-six Ohio employers will share more than $474,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to
purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.
Lt. Governor Taylor, BWC announce $44 million investment in workplace safety and wellness
COLUMBUS - Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison today announced
a $44 million investment in workplace safety, health and wellness.
Salem company earns rare workplace safety recognition
SALEM - A Salem company is one of just 26 Ohio worksites recognized as a model of workplace safety by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Marietta College invests in workplace safety
MARIETTA - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison visited Marietta today to recognize Marietta College and
other local employers for their commitment to workplace safety.
BWC nets nine fraud convictions in March
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation secured nine convictions in March of workers and employers who cheated, or attempted to cheat, the agency
out of funds
BWC Pharmacy Director receives Governor's Award for Employee Excellence
COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Director Johnnie Hanna received the Governor's Award for Employee Excellence.
Coal miner digs himself a hole in fraud scheme
COLUMBUS - A former coal miner from northeast Ohio owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) more than $40,000 after BWC
investigators found him creating phony employment records to secure BWC cash benefits.
Try as he might, tree trimmer can't cheat BWC and get away with it
COLUMBUS - An Akron tree trimmer with a history of cheating the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) owes more than $17,000 in restitution to
the state agency following his guilty plea last month in a Summit County courtroom.
5 convicted on work comp fraud charges in February
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation secured five convictions in February of Ohioans who cheated the agency out of tens of thousands of dollars.
Private employer workers' comp premiums remain at 40 year low
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors today voted to keep the overall average rate level for Ohio private employers
steady for the policy year that begins July 1.
BWC proposes another $1 billion workers' comp rebate
COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison today proposed a $1 billion rebate for Ohio's private
and public employers, the third such rebate since 2013.
Ohio employers earn cash and kudos for creative safety solutions
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) today presented individual awards of up to $6,000 to five Ohio employers who developed
innovative solutions to reduce potential workplace injuries.
Man's claim of mistaken identity fools no one; ordered to pay $22K to BWC
COLUMBUS - A Knox County man caught scamming the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) and trying to lie his way out of it was ordered to reimburse
the agency $22,578 Tuesday and to pay $1,000 of it within six months or spend six months in jail.
Workplace safety education, expert speakers, live demos to highlight BWC conference
COLUMBUS - The 2017 Ohio Safety Congress amd Expo (OSC17) will run March 8-10 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.