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Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation offers solutions to prevent workplace injuries | NAIDW

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NEW PHILADELPHIA — As part of National Safety Month, the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation is offering several tips for staying safe on the job.

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According to the BWC, more than 60 percent of last year's lost-time injury claims were the result of slips, trips, falls or overexertion, all preventable causes. "Preventing the most common injuries can be as simple as maintaining good housekeeping practices, using slip-resistant shoes, eliminating lifting tasks and training employees on proper lifting techniques," BWC administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer said in a news release. "Attentive employers can make a few minor changes at minimal cost that can significantly increase safety in the workplace and provide the added benefits of healthy, productive workers and lower workers' compensation premiums."

According to the release, the most common slip, trip and fall injuries are the result of either slipping on water, ice, snow or grease, or tripping over something. Most overexertion injuries are related to jobs or tasks that involve bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, lifting, performing repetitive motions and getting into awkward postures, the release noted.

Ways to prevent slip, trip and fall injuries, the release stated, include fixing bad lighting, maintaining clean and uncluttered floors and stairways, cleaning slippery surfaces often, covering cords and hoses, frequently sweeping up powdered or granular materials, wearing slip-resistant work shoes and fixing cracks and holes in floors.

Ways to prevent overexertion-related injuries include using hoists, forklifts, conveyors and other mechanical assistance; lifting with the legs rather than the back; reducing reaching, frequent or heavy lifting and the amount of pressure on soft tissues. For more safety tips and information, visit www.ohiobwc.com.

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  • Comment Link RobinsboysFriday, 20 March 2015 18:08 posted by Robinsboys

    This is really a question....I a S/P Rotator Cuff surgery that has left me with the work abilities to only be employed at a Sedentary level job with restriction as to Occasional lifting with right arm 12 inches to shoulder ,max10lbs, Frequent lifting waist to shoulder maximum 5 lbs, limited overhead word., In Kansas is this a scheduled injury or a whole body injury. What every it is why is it consider the?

  • Comment Link CrabThursday, 23 January 2014 16:47 posted by Crab

    Has anyone else been turned in to Montana State Fund as a Fraud Case by Montana Shrugged Tea Party Members?? It has happened to me and caused a ton of problems.

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