COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is accepting applications from Ohio employers for its annual Safety Innovation Awards.
The awards program recognizes employers for innovative and creative solutions they have developed to reduce the risk of injuries and illnesses in their workplace. Innovations can include advanced technologies, creative use of existing equipment, or unique processes and practices.
“Ohioans have a rich history of innovation. That same spirit of ingenuity carries over to many employers throughout our state today,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud. “We offer this program to give innovative employers the credit and recognition they deserve for finding new and better ways to protect their workers from injury and illness on the job.”
BWC will announce the winners from a group of finalists at its annual Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, scheduled for March 11-13, 2020, in Columbus. Cash awards range from $6,000 for first place to $1,500 for honorable mention.
More information and an online application are available https://info.bwc.ohio.gov. The application deadline is Sept. 30, 2019.