April 10th, 2013|
April 10, 2013
In an effort to reduce the number of workplace accidents in Ohio, and the associated Workers’ Compensation Benefits claims, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has announced it is launching a discount program for employers.
According to a BWC press release, the program, known as Destination: Excellence, focuses on keeping workers safe on the job, while also encouraging workers who are injured to rejoin the workforce as soon as possible. This is achieved by implementing aspects of seven different programs into a business’s workplace safety model.
The programs are divided into three different options: Safety, Return-To-Work, and Savings.
Safety programs include safety training and consulting aimed at addressing industry-specific safety risks, drug free workplace campaigns, and implementation of 80 safety councils focused on educating both employees and employers of workplace dangers.
Destination: Excellence also works to get injured employees back on the job as soon as they are capable. One way this is done is through a transitional work bonus program that rewards employers with insurance discounts for finding alternative duties for restricted workers. The program also offers vocational rehabilitation to injured workers.
Employers who participate in the program can receive other discounts on their workers’ compensation insurance through discounts for introducing environmentally friendly business practices to their companies and not letting their workers’ compensation insurance lapse.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would like to applaud the efforts being made to improve workplace safety in Ohio.