Visualizing Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claims by Event/Exposure

  Research has shown that large state datasets of workers’ compensation (WC) claims can be successfully linked to state employment data to examine claim counts and rates by industry and cause of injury.1-6 This can give us better insight into industry trends, helping to focus attention towards areas where employers and workers would benefit most from occupational safety and health interventions. NIOSH and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (OHBWC) collaborated to publish one of these studies that analyzed WC claims among private employers insured by the state. 7 The study analyzed 140,780 lost-time claims and 633,373 medical-only claims from