For immediate release: Jan. 30, 2018
Ohio employers receive $341,000 in workplace safety grants
COLUMBUS - Fourteen Ohio employers will share $341,020 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.
"Many injuries can be prevented with the right tools and equipment in place," said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. "Employers that make safety a top priority are rewarded with the benefits that follow, including a healthy workforce, lower costs and greater productivity."
BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in December. The recipient employers operate in eleven counties around the state, including:
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- Cuyahoga County
- Lake County
- Marion County
- Mercer County
- Miami County
- Ottawa County
- Sandusky County
- Scioto County
- Stark County
- Van Wert County
- Warren 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 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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