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For immediate release: April 11, 2013

Columbus Window Cleaning recognized with Safety Innovations Award

BWC honors central Ohio company for excellence in workplace safety solutions

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) today recognized Columbus Window Cleaning, winner of the Cost Savings Award in the second annual Safety Innovations Award competition. BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer presented the Columbus company with the award during BWC's annual Safety Congress & Expo 2013 (OSC13).

"I applaud Columbus Window Cleaning - their concern for the safety of their employees is admirable, and supportive of BWC's prevention and care mission to prevent workplace injuries, and deliver outstanding care for those Ohioans who are injured on the job," said Buehrer. "Employers with such foresight and commitment can reduce workers' compensation costs and more importantly, keep their workers healthy and safe."

The Safety Innovations Award competition was introduced in 2012 at the Safety Congress & Expo, the state's longest-running occupational safety, health and workers' compensation conference. The top four companies in Ohio that received BWC grants were nominated to compete in this year's competition, which recognizes development of innovative ergonomic and/or safety solutions in Ohio's businesses. A panel of expert judges decided the winners in the categories of risk reduction, cost effectiveness, simplicity and innovation. OSC13 attendees decided the winner of the People's Choice award.

Columbus Window Cleaning is a full-service high rise window cleaning company that specializes in commercial, retail, residential and post-construction window cleaning throughout central Ohio. The business was recognized for implementing a water-fed pole system, a mobile ground-based pump system that feeds water through a lightweight pole to clean windows. The innovation eliminates the need for ladders on most jobs. The business reports increased productivity and reduced potential for worker fall injuries without sacrificing the quality of window cleaning services.

The other award winners include:

  • Ghent Manufacturing of Lebanon (Warren County) - Innovation Award
  • Compunet Clinical Laboratories of Dayton (Montgomery County) - Simplicity Award
  • Miller Cable Company of Green Springs (Seneca County) - Risk Reduction Award and People's Choice Award

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