In pursuit of reducing work related injury and illness, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) took the preventative measure of awarding more than $258,000 dollars in grant funding to Ohio businesses for improving safety in the work place. The Safety-Intervention Grant Program supports 9 businesses as they establish proper safety protocols to effectively nip work related injury and illness in the bud.
BWC CEO Steve Bueher says that the newly expanded Safety-Intervention Grant Program exists “thanks to Governor Kasich’s support of increased statewide efforts to promote workplace safety and encourage further investment in protecting Ohio’s workers.” The BWC matched 3 dollars for every dollar employer contribution.
The “common sense solution for employers looking to keep their workers safe and reduce workers’ comp costs” provides individual businesses funding ranging from $5,215 to $40,000. Projects include a Copley Township’s $6,745 automated gate to avoid shoulder, neck and back injuries associated with repetitive motion. W&W Dry Cleaners and Laundry Services received $40,000 for a noise and air pollution reducing machine.
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The BWC will conduct outcome studies and quarterly data reports on businesses receiving the grants to ensure that businesses utilize the funding optimally.
However, for every BWC funded business changing their safety protocols, there are far more businesses in the Ohio area with unsafe work environments. Our firm has been working to protect the rights of workers at risk for injury due to their employer’s negligence. Our attorneys have the combined experience and resources to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and to bring those responsible for your injury to justice.
If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, do not hesitate to contact us. For more information about how we can help with workers’ comp, Social Security disability, and on-the-job accidents and injuries, visit our website. Call us at (614) 221-7548 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
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—Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys