By Bernie Silkowski, Director of Technical Services and Support, Division of Safety & Hygiene
Throughout the years Ohio has embodied the spirit of innovation.
Ohio pioneers such as Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers made the world rethink what was possible and put Ohio on the map as a hotbed of ingenuity.
More than a century later, Ohio’s employers still carry on this innovative spirit with newer and safer ways to make their products and provide services to the public. While it may not be as history-changing as inventing the light bulb or making powered flight a reality, Ohio employers continue to innovate today.
In keeping with this spirit of innovation, we created the Safety Innovation Awards program to recognize employers for their unique solutions that reduce the risk of workplace injuries and illnesses. In addition to recognition, we’re also awarding cash prizes ranging up to $6,000.
If your company or organization has come up with a great idea to protect your workforce, we want to hear from you. We have received many applications and we are expecting more. You have until Sept. 30 to apply, so don’t delay!
For more information on how to apply, click here. This pre-recorded webinar will help guide you through the application process. Submit any questions you may have to SafetyInnovations@bwc.ohio.gov, or call 1-800-644-6292.
We look forward to learning about your innovation!