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Getting Ohio’s Injured Workers Back to Work, Back to Life

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) & OhioMeansJobs Program

Get information to help you navigate the workers’ comp system and learn more about the BWC/OhioMeansJobs partnership. BWC’s mission is to protect Ohio's workers and employers through the prevention, care and management of workplace injuries and illnesses at fair rates.

This innovative program is a win-win for Ohio employers and workers who cannot return to their previous employers due to work-related injuries or diseases.

  • The program will help create a career pathway for injured workers who cannot perform their previous job responsibilities or who want to learn new job skills.
  • In addition, it establishes a skilled talent pipeline for Ohio employers who need a workforce for in-demand jobs.

What are the program’s benefits for injured workers?

The program’s goal is to improve return-to-work outcomes for workers with workplace injuries by using the OhioMeansJobs.com website resources.

  • Helping injured workers recover from their work-related injuries and getting their lives back on track is BWC’s #1 goal.
  • BWC strives for injured workers to have the best possible experience and recovery.
  • This personalized program will help injured workers navigate their job searches and establish a career pathway for the future.

What are the program requirements for injured workers?

The job-placement resources available on OhioMeansJobs.com are simple to use and are helping thousands of Ohioans find new jobs and careers.

  • For injured workers participating in employment services (i.e., job placement) within a vocational rehabilitation program, BWC will require job-placement and job-development specialists to use the resources on OhioMeansJobs.com to assist workers with their job searches.
  • If injured workers are participating in a job-search program through vocational rehabilitation services, they must register and submit a resume to OhioMeansJobs. BWC also encourages injured workers to use the other job-placement resources on OhioMeansJobs.com.
  • For injured workers not in a vocational rehabilitation program but who may need job placement resources, BWC will encourage them to use resources on OhioMeansJobs.com. In addition, BWC will refer workers for any needed one-on-one support and guidance to their county’s OhioMeansJobs Center.

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