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Ohio employers receive $1.5 million in workplace safety grants
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:
Van Wert County
A listing of recipients by county, including descriptions of planned equipment purchases is available to view online at: https://ohiobwcsafetygrant.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/first-quarter-2018-safety-grant-recipients/?platform=hootsuite
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.
About the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation:
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.
Date Published: April 27, 2018