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Provided by Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
Working in agriculture typically provides many unknowns from day to day. That’s why having industry experts to depend upon is crucial in taking a bit of stress out of the equation. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has a team of experts who can help agricultural businesses of all kinds create a safer work environment.
Whether you are a small family farm, a large agricultural operation or an agribusiness, BWC offers free, confidential consulting services to meet your specific needs. Using these services can help prevent an injury or illness before it happens, making sure you and your employees are able to work, even during your busiest and most demanding seasons. Our ag customers report our safety consultations are helpful and valuable.
Safety consultation overview
During a safety consultation, a safety and health professional will help you identify hazards associated with machinery, energy sources, material handling equipment, tools, work methods and your work environment, and work with you to develop cost-effective solutions to reduce the risk of injury or illness. These solutions can often result in improved efficiency, quality and productivity. That’s why safety is also good business.
Depending on the size and complexity of your operation, you might also benefit from one or more of these services:
- On-site training – We can help you develop training and awareness programs tailored to your specific operation and needs, and suggest online and virtual training you and your employees can take at your convenience.
- Safety teams – We can help you form worker safety teams and provide suggestions to improve team effectiveness.
- Safe work practices – We can review your safety practices and suggest ways to improve them.
- Safety programs – We can help you develop safety programs and processes.
- Other BWC specialists – We can work with our other specialists to help you reduce risks from chemical and environmental hazards and tasks that require extensive physical effort.
If you’d like to request a safety consultation, you can either contact your local BWC service office, call 800-644-6292, or submit a request online. Please have your BWC policy number ready. A safety consultant will contact you within two business days.
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. We’ve got you Covered.
Established in 1912, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is the exclusive provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Ohio, serving 249,000 public and private employers. With nearly 1,600 employees and assets of approximately $25 billion, BWC is one of the largest state-run insurance systems in the United States. For more, visit bwc.ohio.gov.
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