Columbus, OH – Thirty Ohio employers will share $695,144 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.
“The safety grant program helps employers purchase equipment that not only protects workers from injury but in many cases also improves processes and productivity, and reduce workers’ compensation costs,” said Dr. Abe Al-Tarawneh, superintendent of BWC’s division of safety and hygiene. “Astute employers take proactive steps to keep their workers healthy and their business prospering.”
The recipient employers operate in 27 Ohio counties, including:
Ashland County, Carroll County, Clermont County, Cuyahoga County, Fairfield County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Geauga County, Hamilton County, Henry County, Holmes County, Jefferson County, Knox County, Logan County, Lorain County, Miami County, Noble County, Portage County, Richland County, Ross County, Sandusky County, Scioto County, Stark County, Summit County, Trumbull County, Tuscarawas County, Williams County
Click here for a listing of recipients by county, including descriptions of planned equipment purchases.
The Safety Intervention Grant program matches an employer’s investment 3-to-1 up to a maximum of $40,000. Quarterly data reports and follow-up case studies measure 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