BWC competition showcases solutions that reduce risk of workplace injuries

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is seeking employers who developed or implemented an innovative solution to an occupational safety or health issue for the next Safety Innovations Competition.

Private, public and self-insuring employers in Ohio are invited to apply for the competition, which showcases successful innovations and helps other Ohio employers in their safety efforts and inspires more innovative solutions.

Innovations can come in many forms, whether it’s a change in equipment, machinery, processes or procedures. Employers should be prepared to share how their innovations reduced safety, ergonomic and occupational health risks for their employees.

The first round of judging starts in October. Finalists will compete for cash awards during the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2016, which will be held March 9 – 11 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Cash prizes range from $1,000 to $6,000.

To be eligible, employers must have an Ohio BWC policy number and be current on all monies owed to BWC. The innovations must have been placed into service between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2014, and be currently in use.

The deadline to apply for the Safety Innovations Competition is Sept. 30. Apply or get more information.


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