Ohio BWC Announces $15M Available for Workplace Safety

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Friday that $15 million in grant funds is available through the Workforce Safety Innovation Center. 

The funding is being offered for the research and development of cutting-edge personal protective equipment and personal protective technology to enhance workplace safety.

“This initiative reflects Ohio’s commitment to staying at the forefront of safety technology, investing in solutions that safeguard the well-being of our workforce,” Gov. Mike DeWine said.

Applicants must be from nonprofit higher education institutions and standalone research organizations in the state. The grant encourages strong relationships and collaboration among business, academia and research institutions to create new ways to protect Ohio’s workers. 

Grant recipients will be awarded $500,000 to $1.5 million per project.

“Through funding and collaboration with Ohio industries, we aim to accelerate the transformation of groundbreaking ideas into practical safety measures, ensuring safer working environments for all Ohioans,” said John Logue, BWC administrator and CEO.

More information is available HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.