Grants Helping Harrison Township Fire & EMS and Others

posted by Kevin Coleman - 

Forty-three Ohio employers will share $1.2 million in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.

Locally, Harrison Township in Ross County will receive more than $37,000 to buy a powered cot, power load, and a rescue chair to assist with Fire & EMS patient transport.

The Safety Intervention Grant program matches an employer’s investment 3-to-1 up to a maximum of $40,000. 

“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, including:

  • Ashland County
  • Ashtabula County
  • Butler County
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Delaware County   
  • Fairfield County
  • Franklin County
  • Gallia County
  • Greene County
  • Hamilton County
  • Jackson County
  • Logan County
  • Lorain County
  • Lucas County
  • Mahoning County
  • Mercer County
  • Montgomery County
  • Portage County
  • Putnam County
  • Ross County
  • Sandusky County
  • Stark County
  • Summit County
  • Tuscarawas County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Wyandot County

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.

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

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