COLUMBUS — Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison announced recently that 34 employers will share more than $895,000 in grants to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. Among the recipients is a longtime Preble County employer.
“Safety grants not only help protect Ohio workers from injuries and illnesses, many employers report lower workers’ comp costs and improved productivity,” Morrison said. “I’m pleased so many Ohio employers recognize that a focus on safety now can prevent injuries and save money in the future.”
The Safety Intervention Grants were approved in January. The recipient employers operate in 25 counties around the state, included Brown Transport Inc.
According to the BWC, it approved $7,462.50 to purchase five man doors for trailers for Brown Transport to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to slip/fall, muscle strain/sprain, and overexertion from climbing and/or falling from a trailer side.
“This intervention will improve the semi-trailer maintenance/inspection/cleaning process,” BWC officials explained.
Brown Transport Inc is a commercial trucking company specializing in “bulk dump commodities.”
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