Do you need upgraded or replaced equipment to improve safety? The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has awarded more than $258,000 to support workplace safety. BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer has announced nine safety intervention grants were awarded to employers just during the month of August! The Safety-Intervention Grant Program assists Ohio employers in reducing illnesses and injuries and creates a partnership with them to establish best practices for accident and injury prevention.
“We have more money available for safety-minded businesses this year, thanks to Governor Kasich’s support of increased statewide efforts to promote workplace safety and encourage further investment in protecting Ohio’s workers,” said Buehrer. “With triple the dollars previously available, expanded eligibility, and a $3 BWC match for every $1 an employer contributes, the safety grant program is a common sense solution for employers looking to keep their workers safe and reduce workers’ comp costs.”
With the safety intervention grant, private and public employers are eligible for a 3-to-1 matching grant, up to a maximum of $40,000, for each eligibility cycle. The employer will benefit through a substantial reduction or elimination of workplace injuries and illnesses, and their related costs.