Columbus, OH – Five Ohio research teams will share $1.5 million in grants through BWC’s Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program.
The grants are awarded annually to fund research that maximizes impact on overall safety, health, productivity, and competitiveness of Ohio’s workforce.
“Research is critical to improving occupational safety and health,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud. “The work being done by these researchers will provide invaluable insights for Ohio’s employers.”
The five teams operate at two of Ohio’s public universities:
|Institution||Principal Investigator||Proposal Title|
|Ohio State University||Carolyn Sommerich||Investigating an Engineering Control to Reduce Sonographer Work-Related Injury|
|Ohio State University||Steve Lavender||R2P Field Test of the EMS LiftKit: Validating usability, usefulness, desirability, and effects on musculoskeletal injuries in EMS providers|
|Ohio State University||Dee Jepsen||Assessing Farmers’ Exposure to Dust and Noise Hazards at On-Farm Grain Bins to Develop Effective Protections through Engineering Controls and Educational Programs|
|Ohio State University||Maryanna Klatt||Mindfulness in Motion Targeted to Sustaining the Mental and Physical Resilience of First Responders and Health System Employees|
|University of Dayton||Christopher Muratore||Wearable Molecular Sensor Networks for Tracking and Mapping Exposure to Hazardous Vapors|
Each grant provides approximately $300,000 to the research team over a two-year period.
BWC has been operating the Research Program since 2017. Since inception, it has funded 22 research projects, providing over $5 million in research grants to Ohio universities.
Source: Ohio BWC