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Employee/Occupational Safety


The Ohio Hospital Association is dedicated to increasing occupational safety awareness and equipping hospitals with the tools and resources to prevent employee injuries in the hospital workplace. 

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is the largest and longest-running occupational safety, health and workers’ compensation event in Ohio.

The 2017 conference is set for March 8-10 at the Columbus Convention Center. 

More than 7,000 representatives from businesses, organizations and government entities attend the three-day event.
Participants learn techniques for injury and illness prevention, rehabilitation, return-to-work and cost savings.They can also shop for services, industrial supplies, safety equipment and gear in the Expo Marketplace. Learn more >>>

OHA Safety Leadership Council

  • Chairperson: Desaree Vina, RN, CPSO, CHSP - Mount Carmel East
  • Ann Biedenharn - Kettering Health 
  • David Chenault - Fairfield Medical Center
  • Deanna Danner - Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary
  • Gigi Dues - Kettering Health
  • Brad Hunt - RiskControl360°
  • Robert Liott - University Hospitals
  • Richard L. Mason Jr. - Union Hospital
  • Beck Mann - Kettering Health
  • Chris Miller - Akron Children's Hospital
  • Brian Saul - OhioHealth
  • Brian Swearingen - Aultman Hospital
  • Courtnery Ulrich - RiskControl360°
  • Desaree Vina, RN, CPSO, CHSP - Mount Carmel East
  • Christopher Webb - Blanchard Valley Health System

OHA Safety Leadership Council Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Program

RiskControl360 LogoConceived of, designed and developed by the OHA Safety Leadership Council, OHA's Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Service aims to promote employee safety management best practices by assisting hospitals in evaluating safety performance.

OHA partners with RiskControl360° to provide hospitals with the capability to compare their employee injury rates and costs against aggregate injury and cost data from all participating hospitals. This information can then be used to develop business plans to further improve workplace safety performance.

Learn more about the
 Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Program.
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