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For immediate release: Dec. 4, 2017

Ohio employers receive $373,000 in workplace safety grants

 

COLUMBUS - Sixteen Ohio employers will share $372,967 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

"Ohio businesses recognize the value of investments in new safety tools and equipment that can protect their workers from injury," said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. "Safe, healthy workers are key to a successful business."

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

  • Allen County
  • Clark County
  • Clermont County
  • Franklin County
  • Holmes County
  • Huron County
  • Lake County
  • Ross County
  • Shelby County
  • Stark County
  • Wayne County
  • Wood 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 www.bwc.ohio.gov. View stories about previous grant recipients on www.bwc.ohio.gov.

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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