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NEW PHILADELPHIA — As part of National Safety Month, the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation is offering several tips for staying safe on the job.
According to the BWC, more than 60 percent of last year's lost-time injury claims were the result of slips, trips, falls or overexertion, all preventable causes. "Preventing the most common injuries can be as simple as maintaining good housekeeping practices, using slip-resistant shoes, eliminating lifting tasks and training employees on proper lifting techniques," BWC administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer said in a news release. "Attentive employers can make a few minor changes at minimal cost that can significantly increase safety in the workplace and provide the added benefits of healthy, productive workers and lower workers' compensation premiums."
Invisible Disabilities: Not all injury, illness, chronic pain, and disabilities are visible! You may have psychological or unseen physical scars that start after the initial injury or illness and last long after medical treatment and or any litigation is over. Problems like this can affect many workers relationships with the people they interact with and love, and will determine how well they readjust to life. These problems can also lead to other complications or can even be fatal. Unfortunately, many workers are not aware that they have these problems, and others fail to seek treatment because they fear being labeled as weak or as losing their status in life.
Mental Health Disorders:
Get help for yourself!
* Talk with family and friends * Suicide Prevention Hotline Link & Phone Number * 800-273-8255 (TALK)
CFS, ME, RSD/CRPS, Fibromyalgia, CPS, MPS are some examples!
Pain syndromes are another disability that is not visible to the naked eye, but can be just as damaging as any other. These kinds of disabilities are extremely concerning because not only are they difficult to diagnose, they are just as difficult to treat because of the vast scale of the body they cover. This can also lead to the patient getting frustrated and loosing his/her self esteem and believing that no one can help. This is false? You must stay focused, be resilient, and most of all be patient.
Special Thanks To Our Sponsors & Partners!
These companies and organizations recognize the impact NAIDW has on families, communities, and the healthcare system. Their support provides the NAIDW Association with an opportunity to increase awareness of injured & disabled workers and to raise much needed funds to further our mission.
NAIDW recognizes the importance of working with the right businesses and professionals to maximize our efforts in promoting information, resources, and advocacy for injured & disabled workers and their families.
Our sponsors and advertisers come along side the Association informally and formally to advance the mission of the Association and make a difference in the lives of the men, women, and families in our communities. Although the word "sponsor" is used often we believe they are much more then that! We like to think of them as "partners" who help us advance our mission!
Uniting together under the idea of achieving a common goal is an underlying value within the injured & disabled workers community and one that leads to true change and progress. People with disabilities, injured workers, advocates, friends, family, organizations, businesses, and more must work together in order to realize access and equality for all injured & disabled workers and their families. NAIDW works every day with all members of the community to achieve this goal. Some of the Partners we work with are listed below...
NOTE: No goods or services should be provided in exchange of these sponsorships and contributions!
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
The Advocator Group
101 Edgewater Drive, Suite 260
Wakefield, MA 01880
The Abilities Expo
2601 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 450-8831; x130
NW Neurosurgical Assoc.
7447 W Talcott Ave, Suite 340
Chicago, IL 60631
| O'Connor & Nakos, Ltd.
Comprehensive Pain Management Group
9000 Waukegan Road, Suite 130
Morton Grove, IL 60053
"The Patient Advocate Pharmacy"
PO Box 338
Horwitz, Horwitz & Assoc.
25 E. Washington Street, STE 900
Chicago, IL 60622
|Insler & Hermann, LLP
560 White Plains Rd Ste. 630
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Perakis, Resis, Woods
1701 E. Woodfield Rd, Ste 1000
Schaumburg, IL 60173
1839 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
James Lee Katz Law
11A Gwynns Mill Court
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Kreiter, Byck, and Assoc.
180 West Washington, Ste 800
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Workers' compensation links and resources for Injured & Disabled Canadian workers. Find Canada workers' compensation laws and rules, and assistance.
Federal Government Resources
- Federal Workers' Compensation Labour Program
- Canadian Center for Occupational Safety & Health
- Human Resources and Skills Development
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- NAIDW Injured Workers Forum
- Injured Workers Advocate -http://www.injuredworkersadvocate.ca/ -legal help
- Association Of Canadian Workers' Compensation Boards
- Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Division
- MFL Occupational Health Centre
- Workplace Stress Initiative - A collaborative partnership that promotes healthy workplace practices to reduce workplace stress in Manitoba.
- Industrial Accidents Victims Group of Ontario http://www.iavgo.org/index.html
- International Labour Organization -Safety and Awareness
- Workers Health and Safety Centre -Training and best practises
- Injured Workers’ Survival Guide -http://afiw.org/node/22
- Workers of Tomorrow - Since 1997, this organization has run educational programs to increase workplace safety for young Manitoba workers.
- http://www.consequencesofworkinjury.ca/index.htm Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury
- International Association of Workers Compensation Boards An association of government agencies that administer and regulate their jurisdictions workers' compensation acts, who takes pride in their Jurisdictional members who they state are governmental agencies, commissions, boards, councils and courts.
Provincial and Territorial Agencies
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
Vocational Rehabilitation offices by State:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders such as bipolar, panic disorder and major depressive disorder may be more likely to abuse opioids, according to a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They found that mood and anxiety disorders are highly associated with non-medical prescription opioid use. The results are featured in a recent issue of the Journal of Psychological Medicine.
Chronic conditions have become the norm in the workplace and, according to the World Health Organization, chronic disease is expected to account for 89% of all deaths in Canada. But what can plan sponsors do to keep employees healthy and engaged?
By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo
The Social Security disability system began in 1957 as a way to help people too sick to work. By 2009 more than 9.6 million Americans were counted as disabled. Rates of disability in rural America are 80 percent higher than in the cities.
More than one out of four working age adults (15 to 64) in Buchanan County, Virginia, was receiving disability payments from Social Security in 2009.