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For immediate release: Jan. 9, 2018

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).

The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC18) is the largest regional safety and health conference in the U.S. and will run March 7-9 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. BWC's Ohio Workers' Compensation Medical & Health Symposium for Ohio health care providers will be held in conjunction with OSC18 March 8 and 9, also at the Convention Center.

"Safety is a team effort. It takes an engaged team with the training, tools and motivation to keep their workplaces safe," said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. "I hope every Ohio employer and worker will consider attending Safety Congress and commit to joining us in building a culture of safety across the state."

More than 7,000 Ohio employers and workers attend Safety Congress, which features 200 educational sessions presented by experts from across the country covering topics related to injury and illness prevention, rehabilitation, return-to-work and cost savings. An expo marketplace will also host more than 200 exhibitors. Attendance is free for Ohio employers and their employees.

The symposium offers educational opportunities for health care providers presented by nationally-recognized specialists in research, neuropsychology, pharmacology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, wellness, alternative medicine and orthopedic surgery.

Registration and course listings for both events are available at www.bwc.ohio.gov.

Follow Safety Congress on Twitter: @OhioBWC #OSC18.

Media Contacts:

Melissa Vince, 614-466-2956 or 614-202-2329, melissa.vince@bwc.state.oh.us

Tony Gottschlich, 614-644-4940 or 614-296-1734, anthony.gottschlich@bwc.state.oh.us

Established in 1912, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation provides workers' compensation insurance to 244,000 public and private Ohio employers. With nearly 1,900 employees and assets of approximately $27 billion, BWC is the largest state-run insurance system in the United States. Our mission is to protect Ohio's workers and employers through the prevention, care and management of workplace injuries and illnesses at fair rates. For more, visit www.bwc.ohio.gov.

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