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Ohio Employers Receive $1.1 Million in Workplace Safety Grants

The recipient employers operate in 30 counties

Forty Ohio employers will share $1.1 million in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

“BWC’s mission is to protect Ohio workers through the prevention of workplace accidents,” said Dr. Abe Al-Tarawneh, superintendent of BWC’s division of safety and hygiene. “We’re pleased to provide these employers with funding that supports their safety goals, as well as the health and wellness of Ohio’s workforce.”

The recipient employers operate in 30 counties in Ohio and West Virginia, including:

  • Allen County
  • Ashtabula County
  • Auglaize County
  • Carroll County
  • Clark County
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Clermont County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hancock County
  • Henry County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lorain County
  • Medina County
  • Mercer County
  • Monroe County
  • Paulding County
  • Pike County
  • Putnam County
  • Sandusky County
  • Scioto County
  • Shelby County
  • Stark County
  • Summit County
  • Trumbull County
  • Tuscarawas County
  • Van Wert County
  • Wayne County
  • Wood County
  • Wood County [West Virginia]
  • Wyandot County

Please select this link for a listing of recipients by county, including descriptions of planned equipment purchases.

The Ohio BWC 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

View stories about previous grant recipients on BWC’s YouTube channel.

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