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Ohio BWC Promotes Better You, Better Ohio Program

Wed Jul 14th, 2021 On , ,

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) has recently introduced the Better You, Better Ohio!™ Program. Employers with 150 or fewer workers operating in high risk industries can enroll to participate.

High risk industries are defined as:

  • Agriculture
  • Automative repair and service
  • Construction
  • Firefighting
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Police and public safety
  • Public employers
  • Restaurant and food service
  • Transportation and trucking
  • Trash collection
  • Wholesale and retail

The program is being offered by Ohio BWC in conjunction with ActiveHealth Management, Inc. Once employers are enrolled, employees are eligible to sign up. Free resources offered include education and training on health topics, biometric screenings to increase workers’ understanding of their own health, a website to create and track plans to achieve health goals, an accompanying mobile app, assistance from a 24-hour nurse line, and access to coaching through live, group sessions or one-on-one by phone. All individual health information remains private and confidential.

The concept behind the program is that healthy employees are less likely to be absent and less likely to sustain injury. When injuries that do occur, the severity is typically decreased and recovery time is shorter. In those ways, the BWC believes that employees and employers all experience benefits from increased health and well-being.

If this is an opportunity that appeals to you, you can inquire with your employer about enrollment or learn more at https://go.activehealth.com/BetterYouBetterOhio-LandingPage.html.

If you are injured on the job and meet the qualifications outlined above, you may be eligible for temporary total disability benefits. If you do not meet the qualifications for these benefits, there may be other avenues for obtaining compensation due to your workplace injury. We can ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. Contact us at info@spitlerwilliams-young.law or 419-242-1555.

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