SHORT Ohio BWC Awards Grants to Decrease Worker Injuries
Republished with permission from ReduceYourWorkersComp.com
The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation recently awarded grants to a handful of businesses in an effort to reduce worker injuries.
According to information from the Ohio BWC, more than $217,000 in safety intervention grants was doled out to 10 businesses. (WCxKit)
Private and public employers are eligible for the grants, which provide a 2-to-1 matching amount up to a maximum of $40,000. The BWC conducts follow-up studies to gauge effectiveness and establish best practices.
“Safety grants not only help employers reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, and their related costs, a majority of employers report improved productivity and product quality,” said Stephen Buehrer, BWC administrator/CEO. (WCxKit)
“On the back end, we are able to collect data that helps us focus our efforts in needed areas by determining the effectiveness of interventions and establishing best practices to share with other employers with similar safety concerns.”
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