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For immediate release: April 11, 2018
Ohio employers receive $1.5 million in workplace safety grants
COLUMBUS - Seventy-three Ohio employers will share $1,521,059 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.
"Workers are employers' most important asset, and preventing accidents can keep them healthy and productive," said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. "Employers investing in safety should consider applying for a safety grant and making use of the many BWC services that can help reduce claims and lower costs."
BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants during the first quarter of 2018. The recipient employers operate in 40 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 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, email@example.com
Tony Gottschlich, 614-644-4940 or 614-296-1734, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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