Health Care

BWC Awards $945,000 in Safey Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has awarded $945,000 in grants to 38 Ohio employers in 31 counties to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

“With equipment purchases, these employers can prevent injuries to their workers and reduce workers’ compensation costs,” said Dr. Abe Al-Tarawneh,  superintendent of the division of safety and hygiene. “Safety improvements in the workplace help return more workers home safely each day.”

The Safety Intervention Grant program matches an employer’s investment three-to-one up to a maximum of $40,000.

Among the recipients is Nick Strimbu Inc., an interstate trucking company in Brookfield Township. The company received $20,662.50 to purchase two rolling tarp systems to reduce the risk of injury related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the truck tarping process, according to information provided by BWC.

Click here for a listing of recipients by county, including descriptions of planned equipment purchases.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.