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For immediate release: Oct. 16, 2017
Ohio employers receive $993,000 in workplace safety grants
COLUMBUS - Forty Ohio employers will share $993,094 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.
"Building a culture of safety across the state is at the heart of our work at BWC," said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. "Fewer workplace injuries means more Ohioans who are able to put in a productive day's work and return home safely to their families in the evening."
BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in August and September. The recipient employers operate in 24 counties around the state, including:
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 here. View stories about previous grant recipients on BWC's YouTube channel.
Melissa Vince, 614-466-2956 or 614-202-2329, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Gottschlich, 614-644-4940 or 614-296-1734, email@example.com
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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