Thirty Ohio employers will share $695,144 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

Included in that number is Meade Construction Inc. in Lexington.

“The safety grant program helps employers purchase equipment that not only protects workers from injury but in many cases also improves processes and productivity, and reduce workers’ compensation costs,” said Dr. Abe Al-Tarawneh, superintendent of BWC’s division of safety and hygiene. “Astute employers take proactive steps to keep their workers healthy and their business prospering.”

The recipient employers operate in 27 Ohio counties.

The Safety Intervention Grant program matches an employer’s investment 3-to-1 up to a maximum of $40,000. Quarterly data reports and follow-up case studies measure the effectiveness of employers’ safety interventions and establish best practices for accident and injury prevention. Learn more about the Safety Intervention Grant Program at bwc.ohio.gov.

View stories about previous grant recipients on BWC’s YouTube channel.

Meade Construction Inc. received $37,657.06 to purchase one scissor lift, one auto leveling outriggers, one flashing light, one generator and one cold weather start package to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, wrists, shoulders, neck, back and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress and manual materials handling.

Meade Construction Inc is a commercial roofing contractor that provides installation, service and repair of specialized roof systems.

Source: Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation

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