Ohio Hoping to Reduce Workplace Accidents With Grants for New Safety Equipment

by | December 13th, 2013

December 13, 2013

Each year, millions of dollars are spent on compensating workers who have been injured while on the job. In an effort to reduce these costs in Ohio, the state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has been engaging in several different programs aimed at raising awareness of the need for better safety policies in the workplace.

The Ohio Workers Compensation Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy point to a recent event held at the American Fan Company in Butler County as one such initiative. During the program, the BWC’s Administrator/CEO, Steve Buehrer, commended the company for its exemplary workplace safety record and prodded the company to continue improving in the area of safety by granting $40,000 to be used to buy new safety equipment for employees.

According to an article from WorkersCompensation.com, some of the equipment that will be purchased using the money includes a press brake work support, which will hold sheet metal without manual support, and several vacuums and magnets that will be used to lift and move metal, rather than doing the job by hand.

Funding for the equipment was provided through the BWC’s Safety Intervention Grant Program.

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy and their team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers applaud the efforts being made in Ohio to improve workplace safety and hope to see the programs expanded in the future.