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Workers' Compensation Benchmarking

OHA’s Workers Compensation Benchmarking program is recognized by members as a primary source for educational events and peer-to-peer sharing of safety management best practices. With the focus on workplace safety, Ohio hospitals have posted average injury rates below the national average.

OHA BENCHMARKING REDUCES WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS

OHA's Workers' Compensation Benchmarking program has helped numerous hospitals focus on worker safety by examining the costs and volumes of claims and comparing their data to other participating hospitals.

OHA partners with York in developing and facilitating the benchmarking program. As the leading third party administrator in Ohio, York has dedicated health care consultants to provide best practices for preventing injury.

OHA benchmarking participants, on average, reduced claims cost by 42 percent from 2012 to 2016 yielding a cost savings of about $140,000 per facility. Since 2012, OHA Benchmarking participants have saved over $8.5 million by focusing on reducing employee injuries.

VALUE FOR MEMBERS

  • Eligibility for the William C. Kelley Safety Leadership Award, OHA’s top honor for employee safety

  • Five-year evaluation of workplace injury rates and costs

  • Comprehensive report of benchmarking findings

  • In-depth anonymous data comparison with other Ohio hospitals

  • One-on-one web-based consultation

  • Annual workshop on the latest injury prevention strategies

BENCHMARKING TIMELINE

January – June
Participant enrollment
Data templates sent by York Risk
Data submission by participant
Data analysis by York Risk

August
OHA Benchmarking Reports issued to participants
One-on-one web-based consultations scheduled to understand and apply data 

September
OHA Benchmarking Workshop on the latest injury prevention strategies

To join, contact Sharon Corkrean.

ONE FLAT FEE

Traditional Enrollment
All services are available to OHA member hospitals for a flat fee of $300 per facility for new members, and $250 per facility for renewing members.

JOIN THE SAFETY LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN

Hospitals participating in the Benchmarking program are eligible to join the Statewide Hospital Occupational Safety Campaign each spring as an opportunity to earn statewide recognition for improving safety in the workplace.

The annual campaign, created in 1953 by OHA and the Ohio Industrial Commission, is offered through the OHA Safety Leadership Council and promotes workplace safety by generating comparable employee injury data for hospitals throughout the state so members can learn from peer facilities and by recognizing successful hospital occupational safety programs. There is no fee for your hospital to participate. 

Signing up is easy. See more about the Safety Campaign awards program here.