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For immediate release: May 2, 2017

Ohio employers receive $474,000 in workplace safety grants

COLUMBUS - Twenty-six Ohio employers will share more than $474,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

"Improving workplace safety benefits everyone - it saves employees and employers both time and money," said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. "Most importantly, it means more Ohio workers are able to return home to their families healthy and safe each day."

BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in March. The recipient employers operate in 21 counties around the state, including:

  • Adams
  • Allen
  • Butler
  • Coshocton
  • Cuyahoga
  • Darke
  • Franklin
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Hocking
  • Holmes
  • Medina
  • Mercer
  • Miami
  • Muskingum
  • Richland
  • Ross
  • Sandusky
  • Scioto
  • Stark
  • Wayne
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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