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For immediate release: January 14, 2016

Ohio employers' road to workplace safety starts at OSC16

Registration open for Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2016

COLUMBUS - Registration is now open for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) 2016 Safety Congress and Expo (OSC16), which will take place March 9-11 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. BWC annually hosts the largest regional safety and health conference in the U.S. to help Ohio employers prevent workplace injuries and achieve better outcomes for injured workers. There is no cost for Ohio employers and their employees to attend the event.

OSC16 offers more than 200 educational sessions, 225 exhibitors and free continuing education credits. Those attending Safety Congress can learn to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, achieve better outcomes for injured workers, reduce workers' compensation claims costs and keep Ohio's work force healthy and productive.

OSC16 will feature several dynamic speakers who are experts in workplace safety, including:

  • From Earth to Space: We Choose Safety. Mark M. Kowaleski, Chief of the Safety & Health Division at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, will discuss innovations that have given the U.S. a leading role in the aerospace industry with a keen eye on operational safety, occupational health, and aeronautics and space systems mission assurance activities.
  • Seven Critical Strategies for Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of Your Workforce. L. Casey Chosewood, M.D., Director of the Office for Total Worker Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who will discuss creating jobs that produce both an equitable wage and greater health and well-being.
Register and search for sessions of interest here. A workers' compensation policy number is required to register.

New this year is the Ohio Workers' Compensation Medical & Health Symposium on March 10 and 11, offering health-care providers clinical practice guidelines for pain and neuromusculoskeletal management, and featuring leading national and state experts. Among the topics covered will be pain management, addiction, multi-disciplinary care, medical marijuana, medical ethics and traumatic brain injuries. Health care providers can register for the Medical and Health Symposium here.

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