Founded in 1912, the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, also known as BWC, is one of the largest state-funded workers compensation systems in the United States. Located in Portsmouth, Ohio, the bureau provides health insurance coverage, medical care and financial assistance services. It also offers analytical and educational services to employees who face on-the-job injuries. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation provides medical and compensation benefits for work-related injuries, diseases and deaths. In addition, the bureau offers design, evaluation and hazard assessment services. It provides strategic planning and legislative issue handling services. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation operates a library and media center that offers a range of books, magazines, videos, newsletters and online resources.