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For immediate release: July 25, 2017

Ohio employers receive $295,000 in workplace safety grants


COLUMBUS - Twelve Ohio employers will share more than $294,675 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

"These safety-conscious employers recognize their most valuable asset is their workforce," said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. "I ask all employers to make the health and wellbeing of their workers a top priority."

BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in June. The recipient employers operate in 12 counties around the state, including:

  • Guernsey County
  • Hancock County
  • Henry County
  • Highland County
  • Huron County
  • Logan County
  • Lucas County
  • Mercer County
  • Putnam County
  • Scioto County
  • Shelby County
  • Wayne County

Click here for a listing of recipients by county, including descriptions of planned equipment purchases.

The Safety Intervention Grant program matches an employer's investment 3-to-1 up to a maximum of $40,000. Quarterly data reports and follow-up case studies measure 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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Media Contacts:

Melissa Vince, 614-466-2956 or 614-202-2329, melissa.vince@bwc.state.oh.us

Tony Gottschlich, 614-644-4940 or 614-296-1734, anthony.gottschlich@bwc.state.oh.us

Established in 1912, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation provides workers' compensation insurance to 244,000 public and private Ohio employers. With nearly 1,900 employees and assets of approximately $27 billion, BWC is the largest state-run insurance system in the United States. Our mission is to protect Ohio's workers and employers through the prevention, care and management of workplace injuries and illnesses at fair rates. For more, visit www.bwc.ohio.gov.

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