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Provided by Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Safety continues to be a hot topic for today’s agriculture industry. Many of Ohio’s food and farming-focused businesses have turned to Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to help bring outside resources and education to their staff. These free resources can be accessed through the Safety & Training Section of the BWC website.  

Here are highlights of upcoming educational opportunities and resources that may help your business.

Virtual Learning Sessions

Hazard Communication Half-day Workshop: May 12, 2022

If your agricultural business handles chemicals, including pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and fertilizers, this session is essential to learn about the information that must be made available and understandable to your workers in order to ensure safety in the workplace.

Thermal Stress: June 2, 2022

This session is a great refresher on how to spot hot-weather hazards during Ohio’s spring and summer months. When working outdoors for long periods of time, it is important to remember how to protect yourself and your employees from the elements.

Ergonomic Basic Principles: June 28-29, 2022

It’s no secret that working in the agriculture industry can often involve lifting and moving heavy equipment or making awkward repetitive movements. This workshop is meant for your management team to learn how to incorporate safe ergonomics practices for all staff to observe.

On-Demand Webinars

Consider creating a new routine this summer to step out of the heat and enjoy some lunch and learn opportunities with your staff with BWC’s on-demand webinars. Many of these webinars relate to issues faced in the agriculture industry, including Keeping Your Agricultural Workforce Healthy and Safe, Is Fatigue Affecting Your Safety Program?, Accident Analysis, Trenching Overview: A Focus Four Imperative, Hearing Conservation Program, and much more. Find out how to access these webinars in the BWC Learning Center.

When it comes to safety, preventative measures can make a big impact in keeping your business protected. Visit bwc.ohio.gov or call 800-644-6292 for additional learning opportunities.

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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