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For immediate release: Jan. 25, 2017

Ohio employers receive $942,000 in workplace safety grants

COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison today announced 41 employers will share more than $942,000 in grants to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

"BWC commits $15 million to the safety grant program each year to partner with businesses that make safety a part of their plans to thrive and grow," said Morrison. "By investing in workplace safety, they'll have fewer injuries and a more stable workforce."

The Safety Intervention Grants were approved in December. The recipient employers operate in 28 counties around the state, including:

  • Allen County
  • Auglaize County
  • Brown County
  • Clark County
  • Clinton County
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Fairfield County
  • Franklin County
  • Greene County
  • Guernsey County
  • Hamilton County
  • Holmes County
  • Jackson County
  • Knox County
  • Lorain County
  • Lucas County
  • Mahoning County
  • Montgomery County
  • Portage County
  • Preble County
  • Richland County
  • Sandusky County
  • Scioto County
  • Seneca County
  • Stark County
  • Van Wert County
  • Wayne County
  • Wood 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.

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