Grants to help focus in more on workplace safety are going a long way in Ohio.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) recently approved 118 safety intervention grants for Ohio employers totaling $3,499,148 in September and October. 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.
“The items employers are purchasing with these grants can help automate processes to improve productivity and make their workers’ jobs safer,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. “Employers that take advantage of the safety grant program are taking proactive steps to protect their workers and are often able to lower their workers’ compensation costs by reducing on the job injuries.”
Public and private employers from nine different industries in 51 counties were approved for the grants. A full listing by month of entities approved for grants with a summary of what intervention the money will go to is attached and can be seen online here.
Data Reports Note How Well Interventions Work
Ohio private and public employers are eligible for safety intervention grants, which include a 3-to-1 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.
Author Kori Shafer-Stack, Editor, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in post-injury response procedures and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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