South Point Village adds new safety equipment for first responders, takes great strides improving safety program

By Roger Hoback, BWC Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist When posed with the question of how to use their portion of the $5 billion dividend that BWC sent to private and public employers in late 2020, South Point Village decided to put safety first. South Point Mayor Jeff Gaskin told BWC that the village’s portion of … Continue reading South Point Village adds new safety equipment for first responders, takes great strides improving safety program

Deadline for Safety Grant applications approaches

Ohio employers seeking grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to invest in safety measures have until March 31 to apply for funds in this year’s fiscal budget. Employers who miss that deadline must wait until July 1, the first day to apply for fiscal 2021 funding under BWC’s popular Safety Grants program. “We … Continue reading Deadline for Safety Grant applications approaches

A look back at our most-popular posts of 2019

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer With 2019 ticking down to its final moments, we wanted to look back at the year and our most popular blog posts from the past 12 months. This year’s most-read posts include a story about a safety council meeting that literally saved a life, a feature on our … Continue reading A look back at our most-popular posts of 2019

BWC firefighter grants – protecting those who protect us

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer For most of us, doing laundry is a dreaded chore we push to the bottom of our to-do list. For fire departments, it’s critical to keeping firefighters safe and healthy. Last month, BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison and Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Bill Spurgeon, visited the Genoa Township … Continue reading BWC firefighter grants – protecting those who protect us

Ohio employers receive $341,000 in workplace safety grants

Fourteen Ohio employers will share $341,020 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in December. The recipient employers operate in eleven counties around the state, including: Cuyahoga County Lake County Marion County Mercer … Continue reading Ohio employers receive $341,000 in workplace safety grants