The CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC), Steve Buehrer, publicly announced the expansion of the Safety Intervention Grant Program, part of the “Billion Back” program. The initiative will give a welcomed financial boost to businesses that make it a point to prioritize workplace safety, which, in return, lowers the risk of having to pay workers’ compensation.
“We’re here today to highlight how investments in safety can reduce workplace injuries, and not only benefit employees, but also positively impact a company’s bottom line. Companies like Steere Enterprises that have been the beneficiary of safety grants set a great example for other employers to follow. I encourage other local businesses to take advantage of BWC’s expanded grants program and other safety resources to help prevent injuries and reduce their costs,” said Buehrer.
The Safety Intervention Grant Program has grown considerably in the past few years, from $5 to $15 million dollars in available funding for businesses to establish and promote proper safety procedures. Buehrer also announced changes to business eligibility for the grants. Businesses that have previously received grants or been denied them will now have another opportunity to reapply.
I Have Been Injured On The Job And I Need Workers’ Compensation
This incentive funding is a breath of fresh air for Ohio workers after a slew of industrial accidents. If you work in a questionably safe environment, around unprotected dangerous machinery or without mandatory safety procedures in case of emergency, contact us and we can help. Our firm has been defending the rights of Ohio workers for over 80 years. Let us fight to ensure that you receive the workers’ compensation that you deserve and to bring your negligent employer to justice. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us today at (614) 221-7548.
[Did You Know: Approximately 13 workers a day died on the job in 2010.]
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys