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For immediate release: March 2, 2017
Workplace safety education, expert speakers, live demos to highlight BWC conference
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor will kick off Ohio Safety Congress and Expo 2017 next week
COLUMBUS - The 2017 Ohio Safety Congress and Expo (OSC17) will run March 8-10 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The annual event sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) offers employers and workers access to more than 200 educational sessions and an expo marketplace featuring hundreds of exhibitors at no cost.
"BWC proudly hosts the largest regional workplace safety and health conference in the United States each year," said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. "Education and awareness are key to preventing workplace accidents and injuries, and there is no better place to go for the latest on how to keep Ohio workers safe, healthy and productive."
Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor will kick off OSC17 during the opening general session Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. Another featured speaker, Dale Hull, M.D., MPA, was paralyzed in 1999 and received rehabilitation that, over time, brought him to his feet. He later joined his therapist to create a nonprofit outpatient physical therapy clinic.
A complete listing of general sessions and speakers is available on the OSC17 website.
Educational sessions will be presented by experts from across the country, covering topics related to occupational safety and health, wellness, rehabilitation, controlling claims costs and medical treatment of injured workers. Several sessions feature live demonstrations, including:
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