Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Ohio BWC’s announcement that its Board of Directors was recently briefed on a report showing the declining rate of workplace injuries in Ohio is outpacing the nation.
According to Dr. Abe Al-Tarawneh, Superintendent of the Ohio BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene, the state experienced a 16.7% decrease in the rate of private sector injuries in the BWC system from 2010-2014, while the rest of the nation experienced an 8.6% drop over the same time period, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The BWC also noted that the significance of the decrease was also amplified by the fact that the state experienced 7.5% growth in employment during the study period. The report also found a 4% drop in injuries in 2015 alone, and that the number of employers utilizing one or more of the Division of Safety and Hygiene’s services increased by 70% from 2009-2015.
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