Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) recently announced that three Ohio research teams will share $860,000 in grants through BWC’s Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program.
The grants are awarded annually to fund competitive research that maximizes impact on overall safety, health, productivity, and competitiveness of Ohio’s workforce.
The three teams operate at two of Ohio’s public universities:
- Prevention of Injuries Among Nurses and Nursing Aides Using Eastern Principles Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Clinical Trial and Dissemination Research, William O’Brien, Bowling Green State University
- Occupational Low Back Injury Risk Assessment, Gregory Knapik, Ohio State University
- Sport Science and Medicine for Enhanced Resiliency and Health of Law Enforcement Personnel, Justin Merrigan, Ohio State University
Each grant provides approximately $300,000 to the research team over a two-year period.
The BWC has been operating the Research Program since 2014. Since inception, it has funded 27 research projects, providing over $6.5 million in research grants to Ohio universities.
Source: Ohio BWC