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Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) approved 43 safety intervention
grants totaling more than $1.2 million for Ohio employers in November 2014. BWC
designed the Safety Intervention Grant Program to assist Ohio employers in
reducing illnesses and injuries and to create a partnership with them to
establish best practices for accident and injury prevention.
last month were approved for several workplace safety tools, including one
manufacturer that will use its grant to reduce dangerous noise in its facility,
and a baker that will protect its workers from injuries that can occur while
cutting dough," said BWC Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Steve
Buehrer. "I applaud these employers for taking action to protect their
workers, and encourage all Ohio employers to take a close look at how they can
reduce dangers in their workplaces."
and private employers from eight industries in 23 counties were approved for
the grants. Ohio private and public employers are eligible for safety
intervention grants, which include a three-to-one matching amount up to a
maximum of $40,000. Quarterly data reports and follow-up case studies help BWC
determine the effectiveness of employers’ safety interventions and establish
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