Submitted by OHIO BWC
COLUMBUS – Forty-three Ohio employers will share $1.2 million in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.
“Minimizing dangers to employees and weaving safety into the culture of the company are among the wisest decisions an employer can make,” said Dr. Abe Al-Tarawneh, superintendent of BWC’s division of safety and hygiene. “Fewer accidents and injuries mean safe, healthy, skilled and productive employees.”
The recipient employers operate in 27 counties around the state. Locally, Sandusky County’s Anstead Construction will get $40,000 to purchase one scissor lift to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips and falls from heights. The intervention will improve the building installation process. Anstead Construction LLC specializes in custom homes and residential remodel construction work.
The Safety Intervention Grant program matches an employer’s investment 3-to-1 up to a maximum of $40,000. Quarterly data reports and follow-up case studies measure the effectiveness of employers’ safety interventions and establish best practices for accident and injury prevention. Learn more about the Safety Intervention Grant Program at bwc.ohio.gov.