Hancock County Safety Council: Reduce Recordable Injuries with a Musculoskeletal Safety Program

Hancock County Safety Council: Reduce Recordable Injuries with a Musculoskeletal Safety Program

Thursday, June 2, 2022 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)


This session will explain how employers can reduce musculoskeletal (MSD) recordables by using the new OSHA First Aid guidelines to resolve minor MSD symptoms before they become injuries.  An overview of the program will highlight how Ohio employers have successfully reduced recordable MSD claims by 65% and MSD workers compensation costs by 55% since 2018. Speaker: Dale Bugay, Executive Director, Occupational Accountable Care LLC who has over 35 years of risk management experience with Ohio employers.

About Dale:

Dale Bugay is a recognized industry leader with a distinguished 35+ year career in the integration of risk management and employee health solutions that have produced “win-win” relationships for providers, employers, employees and claims administrators. Dale is also a frequent guest speaker addressing legislative changes affecting healthcare in the workplace to audiences attending local, state, and national industry events. Dale’s contributions to the employee health industry include:

  • Assistant VP, Occupational Health Product Line for metro healthcare system
  • National Occupational Health consultant who assisted in developing over 50 programs in 26 states
  • Founded Occupational Health Plan, Inc. (OHP) in 1991 that managed 24 hospital-based programs in Ohio
  • Incorporated a Workers’ Compensation claims service (TPA) for self-insured and insured employers
  • Acquired a Managed Care Organization (MCO) that grew to service more than 6,000 employers in Ohio
  • Workers’ Compensation TPA and MCO acquired by York Risk Services in 2011
  • Introduced Occupational Accountable Care, LLC collaborative in 2014
  • ProMedica Health System, Metro Health, Hometown Urgent Care, Select Medical NovaCare Rehabilitation
  • Created Musculoskeletal Wellness program for employers and rehabilitation providers 2018
  • Recruiting Occupational Accountable Care Provider Network occupational health, orthopedics, diagnostic services 2019
  • Developing integrated employer risk management system with UL PureOHS and Systoc 2019

In short, Dale has been on the front lines of the evolutionary process of occupational health managed care and has comprehensive knowledge of the barriers that impact employers, providers, and claims administrators. Foremost, Dale is an established and successful entrepreneur who leverages his knowledge of new legislative actions and market trends with his experience in employee health to spearhead solutions that control costs, improve quality of care, and process efficiency.

Dale founded and served as president of the Ohio Hospital Association, Society of Ohio Occupational Health Professionals, and served six years on the board of Synergy Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Pennsylvania. Dale is a graduate of The Ohio State University and a Licensed Health and P&C Agent through the Ohio Department of Insurance.

About Safety Council:

Hancock County Safety Council holds regular meetings to increase awareness of a safe environment in the workplace. Safety Council is partially funded through the Ohio Department of Safety and Hygiene and meets once a month to inform participants of new safety techniques, services, and provide a thorough knowledge of topics, including occupational safety and health, workers' compensation, and risk management education

Thursday, June 2, 2022 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)
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