Congrats to the 2020 Safety Innovation Awards finalists!

By Jeff Hutchins, Manager, BWC Quality Assurance & Technical Safety Support Sometimes workplace safety issues require employers to think outside the box for solutions. It’s inspiring to see the ideas they develop to overcome workplace hazards. To spotlight these employers, their innovative spirit, and their commitment to workplace safety, we sponsor our annual Safety Innovation … Continue reading Congrats to the 2020 Safety Innovation Awards finalists!

Big news! Your Safety Innovation could be worth $10,000

BWC increases prize amount for annual awards By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Have you thought about applying for our Safety Innovation Awards in years past but put it off or forgot to do it? We have at least 4,000 more reasons for you to not delay any further! To encourage applications and reward … Continue reading Big news! Your Safety Innovation could be worth $10,000

BWC spotlights employers’ workplace safety ingenuity

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer At BWC, we’re constantly amazed at the innovative ideas employers have for tackling workplace hazards. To spotlight these employers, their ingenuity and their commitment to workplace safety, we sponsor our annual Safety Innovation Awards. We created the program to recognize innovations that result in risk reduction, cost savings, … Continue reading BWC spotlights employers’ workplace safety ingenuity

Ohio employers receive $942,000 in workplace safety grants

Forty-one Safety Intervention Grants were approved in December. Employers in twenty-eight counties around the state will share more than $942,000 in grants to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. Counties include: Allen Auglaize Brown Clark Clinton Cuyahoga Fairfield Franklin Greene Guernsey Hamilton Holmes Jackson Knox Lorain Lucas Mahoning Montgomery Portage … Continue reading Ohio employers receive $942,000 in workplace safety grants

Safety Ingenuity

By Bernie Silkowski, Director of Technical Services and Support, Division of Safety & Hygiene A couple of articles about innovation crossed my computer screen recently.  The first was a listing of the most innovative states based on R&D intensity, productivity, high-tech density, STEM concentration, science & engineering degree holders, and patent activity. Three days later … Continue reading Safety Ingenuity