Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Agency Revamps Safety Intervention Grant Program

Mar 25, 2014

If you are an employer in Ohio and have not had an opportunity to review the BWC’s Safety Intervention Grant program, time is of the essence to do so.

safetyThe items available for the Safety Grant have changed – they now include items that would assist medical offices of all kinds in patient moving and patient care, as well as automatic transplanters for agriculture environments, and industrial applications like powered dolly equipment for stairs, wheeled carts, walk-behind loaders, and power equipment designed to turn valves.

The grant is a 3-to-1 matching grant, up to a maximum of $40,000 per eligibility cycle. To be eligible, you must be current on your BWC premiums, demonstrate a need for a safety intervention, and have active BWC coverage with four past payroll reports for private employers.

To get started, review the link on BWC’s website. Gather your information and schedule a visit by a BWC safety consultant before you complete the application – then you won’t be spinning your wheels. You will have to submit quarterly reports back to the BWC, but that is not unusual in the grant process.

Best practices, case studies and success stories are available at the BWC site as well.

For more information contact Sharon Trabbic, COO, at William Vaughan Company at 419-891-1040, and stay tuned on significant changes coming to the Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation program in 2015. William Vaughan Company will be hosting a free, informational seminar in the fall of 2014 to review the changes. As soon as a date is confirmed, we will send all our clients registration information.

By: Sharon Trabbic, COO

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