Health Care

29 Companies Share $677K in BWC Safety Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three companies in the Mahoning Valley are among 29 Ohio employers that will share $677,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

The grants will fund the purchase of equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

BWC’s Safety Intervention Grant program provides employers with a 3-to-1 matching amount up to a maximum of $40,000. The grants are awarded quarterly.

“Preventing accidents and illnesses is clearly good for workers, and it is also a smart move for businesses to keep their premiums low,” said BWC’s administrator/CEO, Sarah Morrison, in announcing the grants.

The three local companies are Avalon Golf and Country Club Inc. in Howland Township, Minerva Welding & Fabricating Inc. in Minerva and Rudzik Excavating Inc. in Youngstown.

Avalon Golf will receive $25,819.12 to purchase two broadcast style top dressers to reduce the risk of injury during the golf-course manicuring process.

Minerva Welding & Fabricating Inc. will receive $40,000 to purchase one magnet lift to reduce the risk of injury during the steel fabrication process.

Rudzik Excavating Inc. will receive $33,546.19 to purchase one pipe maintenance system to reduce the risk of injury to improve the installation/maintenance process of water, sanitation, and sewer lines.

Click here for a complete listing of recipients.

SOURCE: Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.