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For immediate release: Feb. 28, 2018
Health and safety of Ohio's workforce focus of BWC conferences
COLUMBUS - The largest regional safety and health conference in the United States will run March 7-9 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC), the free annual Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC18) features 200 educational sessions presented by experts from across the country on topics related to injury and illness prevention, rehabilitation, return-to-work and cost savings.
"With free educational opportunities and access to the latest in workplace safety trends and practices, the Safety Congress & Expo is an unmatched resource for Ohio employers and workers," said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. "Safe workers mean fewer injuries and a more stable, healthy and productive workforce."
OSC18's sister event, the Ohio Workers' Compensation Medical & Health Symposium for health care providers, opens on Thursday, also at the convention center. The symposium offers two days of free continuing education opportunities presented by nationally-recognized specialists in addiction, neuropsychology, pharmacology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, wellness, alternative medicine and orthopedic surgery.
Highlights of the combined event include:
Registration and course listings for both events are available at bwc.ohio.gov.
Follow Safety Congress on Twitter: @OhioBWC #OSC18.
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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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