Safety


From Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation

August 2011

"RE: Group-Rating Safety Accountability 

Dear Employer:

Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies."  [See the Letter]


10-Step Business Plan for Safety

With BWC's 10-Step Business Plan for Safety employers can focus on implementing a more effective safety plan one step at a time as opposed to getting lost in the "where to start" phase of the big picture.  

While some of the BWC programs require employers to complete the 10-Step Business Plan for Safety, it can also be a good resource for companies looking to implement a new safety program or simply improve an old one.  

Please watch our monthly newsletters/website each month, as we will be highlighting  each step.  If you are anxious to get started or simply can't wait for the next step to be released you can visit Hunter Consulting Company's website at  www.hunterconsulting.com for the full plan outline.

Click here to see Step #1 - Visible, Active Senior Management Leadership

Click here to see Step #2 - Employee Involvement and Recognition

Click here to see Step #3 - Medical Treatment and Return to Work Practices

Click here to see Step #4 - Communication

Click here to see Step #5 - Timely Notification of Claims

Click here to see Step #6 - Safety and Health Process Coordination and Employer Education

Click here to see Step #7 - Written Orientation and Training Plan

Click here to see Step #8 - Written and Communicated Safe Work Practices

Click here to see Step #9 - A Written Safety and Health Policy Statement

Click here to see Step #10 - Recordkeeping & Data Analysis

The ABC's of Safety
By:  Mr. Gary W. Hanson, 
President of 
American Safety & Health Management Consultants, Inc.

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A Passion for Safety
By:  Mr. Gary W. Hanson, 
President of 
American Safety & Health Management Consultants, Inc.

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Seven steps to better accident Investigations.
By:  Mr. Gary W. Hanson, 
President of American Safety & Health Management Consultants, Inc.

"I recently had to call a Site Superintendent on a major construction site to talk to him about an accident that had happened the day before.  An employee had fallen through an opening in a roof and fell 20 feet.  Fortunately, the employee only sustained a broken wrist.  As I was talking to the superintendent I was trying to determine what had happened that caused the accident. 

The superintendent did not have any idea why the accident happened at that point.  I then took the opportunity to walk the superintendent through the Seven Steps to Better Accident Investigations.  After I had finished the process both the superintendent and I had a clear idea of why the accident happened and what we could do to prevent this from happening in the future." 

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