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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:

  • Allen County
  • Ashland County
  • Auglaize County
  • Clermont County
  • Clark County
  • Columbiana County
  • Crawford County
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Delaware County
  • Franklin County
  • Geauga County
  • Greene County
  • Hamilton County
  • Jefferson County
  • Knox County
  • Lake County
  • Licking County
  • Lorain County
  • Lucas County
  • Mahoning County
  • Mercer County
  • Miami County
  • Morrow County
  • Muskingum County
  • Ottawa County
  • Paulding County
  • Preble County
  • Putnam County
  • Sandusky County
  • Scioto County
  • Seneca County
  • Stark County
  • Summit County
  • Trumbull County
  • Van Wert County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Williams County
  • Wood County
  • Wyandot 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.

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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