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Worker's Compensation Group Safety Program

Safety Resource Corner

Ohio BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene
Dennis Apple (614) 562-5966
1-800-OHIOBWC (1-800-644-6292)
Access to safety information and safety training classes through the BWC Learning Center.

Julie Bates - Group Safety Account Executive
Toll Free: (877) 360-3608 ext. 2364
Fax: (614) 827-0361
Links to industry specifics safety training webinars and on-line training. These classes are BWC approved for group rated employers requiring two hours of safety training because they have had a claim in the past two years.

Shawn Combs - Program Manager
1-800-837-3200 ext. 7264  
Links to on-line safety training and seminars to assist all employers including those needing 2 hours of safety training.

The Ohio Forestry Association's Workers' Compensation Group Rated Program through CareWorksComp could save your company significant money on your worker's comp premium. In 2014, 37 members of the Ohio Forestry Association saved over $444,000 on their wokers' comp premiums.

Fact: Over 90,000 Ohio employers are in a workers' compensation group. Most employers not in groups are paying much more than those in groups. CareWorksComp offers OFA members multiple savings levels from the BWC maximum to a lesser percentage for companies with claims. The multiple levels of savings can possibly prevent you from losing your group rating discount once a claim occurs, simply dropping you down to a lower tier.

About CareWorks Comp: As the largest workers' compensation third party administrator in Ohio, CareWorksComp provides best-in-class service to more than 30,000 customers. CareWorksComp has been serving Ohio employers since 1950.

Even if your company is enrolled in another workers' compensation group rating program, you should compare your current program to the OFA group rating program through CareWorksComp. For more information, or for a no-cost, no-obligation quote of your potential premium savings, contact the OFA's CareWorksComp representative at 800-837-3200 or visit

P.O. Box 7151
Dublin, OH 43017
(800) 837-3200
fax: (614) 764-7629 

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