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For immediate release: Sept. 7, 2017

Ohio employers receive $375,000 in workplace safety grants


COLUMBUS - Fourteen Ohio employers will share $375,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

"The prevention of workplace injuries helps Ohio workers remain healthy and productive members of their communities," said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. "I appreciate these employers partnering with us to build a culture of safety in workplaces across Ohio."

BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in July. The recipient employers operate in 11 counties around the state, including:

  • Brown County
  • Butler County
  • Franklin County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hocking County
  • Jackson County
  • Mahoning County
  • Marion County
  • Sandusky County
  • Stark County
  • Tuscarawas 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.

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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