Dean Bidlack is an Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist with the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (OBWC), Division of Safety and Hygiene. Dean has worked full time as a safety professional with the Division since April of 1984. Dean has a multitude of work experience in agriculture, construction and manufacturing industry. He is one of the original Public Employee Risk Reduction Advisory Commission (PERRAC) members. PERRAC was established in HB 308 to provide public employees in Ohio safety and health standards for their workplaces that are not covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Dean has lived in the rural northwest Ohio area his entire life. As a safety consultant with the BWC, Dean has worked with hundreds of Ohio employers to help them reduce occupational injuries by increasing their awareness of potential hazards and realizing the value of continual safety improvement efforts.
Dean Bidlack is a regional instructor for the Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health (OCOSH) training center. Some of his fields of expertise are in teaching the machine guarding, electrical, stop time measuring for power presses, lockout/tagout, hazard communication, walking and working surfaces courses for OCOSH. Mr. Bidlack also teaches OSHA recordkeeping and Powered Industrial Truck classes and he is qualified to teach several classes of the OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour classes.