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For immediate release: February 28, 2017
Ohio employers receive $895,000 in workplace safety grants
COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison has announced 34 employers will share more than $895,000 in grants to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.
"Safety grants not only help protect Ohio workers from injuries and illnesses, many employers report lower workers' comp costs and improved productivity," said Morrison. "I'm pleased so many Ohio employers recognize that a focus on safety now can prevent injuries and save money in the future."
The Safety Intervention Grants were approved in January. The recipient employers operate in 25 counties around the state, including:
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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