November 16, 2017

Ohio Employers Receive $732,000 in Workplace Safety Grants

Columbus, OH – Twenty-nine Ohio employers will share more than $732,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

“Safety grants prevent accidents and injuries that are costly to workers and employers alike,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “Wise employers strive for a safe work environment so their workers can return home injury-free each evening, and so their business remains on course for success.”

BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in May. The recipient employers operate in 19 counties around the state, including:

Allen County, Ashland County, Clark County, Crawford County, Cuyahoga County, Defiance County, Franklin County, Guernsey County, Henry County, Lake County, Licking County, Lucas County, Miami County, Montgomery County, Scioto County, Shelby County, Stark County, Tuscarawas County, and Wayne County.

Click here for a listing of recipients by county, including descriptions of planned equipment purchases.

The Safety Intervention Grant program provides employers with a 3-to-1 matching amount up to a maximum of $40,000. Quarterly data reports and follow-up case studies help BWC determine the effectiveness of employers’ safety interventions and establish best practices for accident and injury prevention. Learn more about the Safety Intervention Grant Program at bwc.ohio.gov. View stories about previous grant recipients on BWC’s YouTube channel.

Source: Ohio BWC

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