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Safety Council July Presentation

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Safety Council July Presentation

  1. 1. BWC Safety Consulting Services & Safety Resources Eric White, CHST Construction Safety Consultant Specialist North Canton Service Office 330-904-4899 eric.white@ohiobwc.com
  2. 2. • 241,000 employers operate in Ohio • 5.5 million employees in Ohio • $1.1 Billion collected in premium/assessments • 2016 first time less than 100K claims filed (85K 2018) • Average medical-only claim cost $750 • Average lost-time claim cost $29,775 Ohio Workers’ Comp
  3. 3. • FY 2006 – 185,232 claims filed – 167,053 allowed claims – Total Benefits Paid: $1,934,778,227 • FY 2018 – 97,185 claims filed – 85,136 allowed claims – Total Benefits Paid: $1,463,382,242 BWC At A Glance
  4. 4. Workers’ CompensationWorkers’ Compensation in Ohioin Ohio Since 2011 Ohio BWC has saved employers $8 Billion
  5. 5. Recent BWC Initiatives • 2019 - 20% rate reduction for private employers • $1.5 billion in rebates starting September 2019 – 88% of premiums paid from July 2017 – June 2018 – $114 million to local government – $50 million to public schools – 6th overall dividend
  6. 6. Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) • Emphasize important aspects of workers’ compensation (safety and policy management) • Experience modifier (EM) 1.00 or greater • Employers not in a BWC alternative rating plan • Complete 11 credits out of 33 activities • Activities in variety of areas (general, claims, policy, safety, viewing BWC videos)
  7. 7. Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) • Minimum annual premium of $350 • 50% premium rebate up to $2,000 • Rebate based on policy year true-up – 2018 Publics / 2017 Private
  8. 8. Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) •Not eligible – Individual Retrospective, Deductible, Group Retrospective, Group Experience, EM Capping, One Claim Program •Compatible with Drug-Free / Industry-Specific Safety Programs, Transitional Work Bonus & Safety Council
  9. 9. Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) • Private Employers • Enroll by January 31, 2019 • Activities must be completed by May 31, 2019 • Public Employers • Enroll December 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019 • Activities must be completed by November 30, 2019
  10. 10. BWC Monthly Webinars • Twice per month, 25 minutes in duration, BWC updates • Go to website bwc.ohio.gov to register • BWC Home Page, click Employers, click See All Resources, Employer Webinars – (under Employer Resources) • Recording and slides available online the next month (past webinars viewable now). Can attend local service office, view with BWC staff on-site
  11. 11. BWC Online Information when you need it - available on our website - www.bwc.ohio.gov •True Up Report Due August 15 •Pay premiums •Update business information •Division of Safety and Hygiene services •BWC’s cost-saving programs •Accounts Receivable Transaction History •View claims reported under your policy •Apply for / cancel coverage
  12. 12. Benefits of Safety & Hygiene • No additional cost to the employer • Services designed to inform, educate and assist employers in loss-prevention activities • Consultative in nature – no fines or penalties • Helps identify specific areas of need • Customized services to meet the employers need • Increases awareness about helpful resources • Can reduce workers’ compensation claims
  13. 13. Safety Consulting Services • Hazard assessments • Safety program advice • Safety management • Written program reviews • Training • Safety team evaluation and design
  14. 14. Industrial Hygiene Services • Air sampling • Noise sampling • Ventilation assistance • Respiratory protection • Confined space identification • Program assistance
  15. 15. Ergonomic Services • Repetitive motion issues • Material handling issues • Proper design of computer workstations
  16. 16. Training – Construction Safety • Trenching and Excavating • Fall Hazards • Confined Spaces • Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) Review • Health Hazards in Construction (online) • Scaffolding Safety • OSHA 30 Hour • OSHA 10 Hour
  17. 17. Training – General Safety • Accident Analysis • Hazard Communication • Noise and Hearing Conservation • OSHA Recordkeeping • PPE Selection Criteria • Respirators: Do We Need Them? • Respiratory Protection • Violence in the Workplace • Wellness in the Workplace
  18. 18. Library Services • More than 6,000 books • More than 200 magazines and newsletters • Research services • More than 600 safety and health videos • Online tools and resources • Ohio safety codes, 1924 to present • ANSI Standards • NFPA Standards • OSHA regulations and chemical safety information
  19. 19. OHIO Safety Congress & Expo • March 11 - 13, 2020 • Columbus Convention Center • Free/Register on-line • Can receive discount program credit, continuing education units, knowledge • 38 committees, over 200 breakout sessions and workshops • Expo Area
  20. 20. • 1st Place - $6,000 • 2nd Place - $4,000 • 3rd Place - $3,000 • Honorable mention - $1,500 Safety Innovation Awards
  21. 21. Safety Councils • Employers learn techniques for increasing safety in the workplace; • Employers learn how to better manage their workers’ compensation program; • Network with other employers in their community; • Access useful, money-saving workers’ comp and risk management information.
  22. 22. Safety Councils • Safety Council Rebate Program BWC offers employers up to 4 percent rebate 2% Attend 10 meetings, CEO, Semi-Annual Reports 2% Performance Bonus • Group-experience-rating program employers who meet rebate eligibility requirements can earn a 2-percent performance bonus rebate only. • Group-retrospective-rating program employers who meet rebate eligibility requirements can earn a 2-percent participation rebate only. • Must be enrolled by July 31, 2019.
  23. 23. Discount Programs Drug-Free Safety Program •Basic Level - 4 Percent Rebate – Employee Training – Reporting Requirements – Pre-employment Testing – Post-accident – Reasonable suspicion •Advance Level - 7 Percent Rebate – Same testing/training/reporting as Basic Level – Additional testing 15% random
  24. 24. Discount Programs Grow Ohio Incentive Program •Developed to incentivize new employers in Ohio – Group Rating up to 53% OR – Automatic 25% discount off of Premium
  25. 25. Discount Programs One Claim Program •Program to help employers with a single significant claim entering their experience for the first time. – 20% first year in the program – 15% second – 10% third – 5% fourth – 5% fifth
  26. 26. Discount Programs Industry Specific Safety Program •Encourages employers to utilize the safety services of the Division of Safety & Hygiene – 3% Discount – Up to 3 Loss Prevention Activities Required • Industry Specific Safety Classes offered by the DSH • On Site safety consulting services by a DSH expert • Attend the All-Ohio Safety Congress
  27. 27. BWC GRANT PROGRAMS Safety Intervention Grant •The program partners with Ohio employers to establish safety-intervention best practices for accident and injury prevention. – 3-to-1 matching; Lifetime $40,000 – This means BWC provides $3 for every $1 the employer contributes.
  28. 28. HVAC Problem High forces, awkward wrist postures Solution Plasma cutting machine OR Starter coil line that automatically, cuts to size, notches, forms cleats, bends metal
  29. 29. CONSTRUCTION - MAINTENANCE
  30. 30. Finish Carpenters, Stonework Solutions Crane w/ attachment Hydraulic slab cart (vertical to horiz position) Power tilter – connects to forklift Problem Manually lifting granite slabs Extremely heavy loads
  31. 31. Public Employers
  32. 32. Manufacturing
  33. 33. BWC GRANT PROGRAMS Employers Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities Program •The program assists Ohio employers with ensuring the safety of their staff while serving developmentally disabled children and adults. •5-to-1 match up to $20,000 for equipment – Ceiling Lifts – Floor Based Lifting Devices •No Match requirement for Training
  34. 34. BWC GRANT PROGRAMS Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Program •Partners with Ohio employers to minimize exposure to dangerous environmental elements. – Diesel exhaust systems (local source (tailpipe) capture; not general dilution/filtration ventilation) – Extractors/Washing machines for turn-out gear – Hoods with barrier protection – Washable gloves
  35. 35. BWC GRANT PROGRAMS Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Program •$15,000 Grant for the duration of the program •5-to-1 match for payroll greater $500,000 •No Match for payroll less than $500,000
  36. 36. BWC GRANT PROGRAMS Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Grant Program •The program provides money to eligible law enforcement organizations for the purchase of body armor vests to enhance the safety and prevent injuries among law enforcement officers. – 4-to-1 Match up to $40,000 – Administrated by Ohio Attorney General • https://www.ohleg.org/
  37. 37. BWC GRANT PROGRAMS School Safety & Security Grant Program •Program provides assistance to Ohio employers with ensuring the safety of their staff who instruct children throughout the state. – 3-to-1 match up to $40,000
  38. 38. BWC GRANT PROGRAMS School Safety & Security Grant Program •Employee Safety Interventions – Flooring/Floor Coatings – Lightweight Lunch Tables – Motorized Bleachers •Incident Response Equipment – Trauma First-Aid Supplies – Two-Way Communications – Panic Alarm/Panic Button Systems •Building/Grounds/Transportation Security – Security Doors and Windows – Protective Barriers – Metal Detectors
  39. 39. BWC GRANT PROGRAMS Drug-Free Safety Program Grant •Grant funds to help create a workplace free of alcohol and other drugs •Written DFSP Policy – Up to $750 •Employee Education – Up to $1000
  40. 40. BWC GRANT PROGRAMS Workplace Wellness Grant Program •The program provides funding for employers to establish training and programs to reduce health risk factors specific to their employees – Employers may receive $300 per participating employee over a four-year period, up to a maximum amount of $15,000
  41. 41. BWC GRANT PROGRAMS Trenching & Excavating Safety Grant ???
  42. 42. Eligible Employee Workforce: •Must be in a target industries •Employed by a company with 150 workers or less •Can Not currently have a wellness program How Does The Program Work?
  43. 43. Targeted Industries PUBLIC EMPLOYERS Restaurant and food service Transportation and trucking Trash collection Wholesale and retail Police and public safety Agriculture Automotive repair and service Construction Firefighters Health care Manufacturing
  44. 44. • There are NO • Administrative responsibilities • Costs for the employer • No paperwork/applications • Tracking or reporting • Free to qualifying members of Ohio’s workforce. How Does The Program Work?
  45. 45. Incentives Characterized in Two Categories: • Basic Services • $75 worker incentive • $50 using physician form for biometric screen • Advanced Services • Additional $50 worker incentive How Does The Program Work?
  46. 46. • Health risk assessments and biometric screenings • Awareness, education and training • Personalized health coaching and nurse advice line • Lifestyle and disease management programs How Does The Program Work?
  47. 47. Options for Biometric screening • Home kit provided by Quest • Quest Diagnostics patient service center • Employees’ own provider ($50 incentive) • Quest scheduled screening events
  48. 48. Convenience & Support Services • BWC will assist in employee registration • BWC will help coordinate onsite biometric screens
  49. 49. QUESTIONS??? Eric White, CHST Construction Safety Consultant Specialist North Canton Service Office 330-904-4899 eric.white@ohiobwc.com

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