By SHRM Online staff Jan 5, 2015

The 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.

"Employers 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."

Public 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 best practices.


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