Recipients of Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Grant Program grants

  • Bath Township Fire Department (Allen County) – $5,125 to purchase 30 washable gloves and 30 barrier hoods.
  • Jeromesville Fire District (Ashland County) – $12,950 to purchase one extractor/washer, 30 barrier hoods, and 30 sets of washable gloves.
  • Flushing Volunteer Fire Department (Belmont County) – $7,891 to purchase one extractor/washer.
  • Williamsburg Township (Clermont County) – $12,389 to purchase one extractor/washer.
  • City of Coshocton (Coshocton County) – $12,508.33 to purchase one extractor/washer.
  • Village of Millersport (Coshocton County) – $6,475 to purchase an extractor/washer.
  • City of Euclid (Cuyahoga County) – $5737.50 to purchase 81 barrier hoods.
  • City of Defiance (Defiance County) – $8,692.50 to purchase 28 barrier hoods, and one extractor/washer.
  • City of Lancaster Division of Fire (Fairfield County) – $12,420 to purchase 69 barrier hoods, and 69 sets of washable gloves.
  • Violet Township (Fairfield County) – $14,996.67 to purchase an extractor/washer, 48 sets of washable gloves and 56 barrier hoods.
  • Franklin Township Fire Department (Franklin County) – $12,500 to purchase two extractor washers.
  • Pleasant Township Fire Department (Franklin County) – $12,141.67 to purchase 100 washable gloves and 60 barrier hoods.
  • City of Cheviot (Hamilton County) – $14,887.01 to purchase a diesel exhaust system, 31 sets of washable gloves and 31 barrier hoods.
  • City of Wyoming (Hamilton County) – $12,662.92 to purchase an extractor/washer, 40 sets of washable gloves and 30 barrier hoods.
  • Village of Glendale (Hamilton County) – $11,660 to purchase 44 washable gloves, 44 barrier hoods, and one extractor/washer.
  • Forest Fire Department (Hardin County) – $14,020 to purchase an extractor/washer and 50 barrier hoods.
  • City of Mentor on the Lake (Lake County) – $10,042.34 to purchase an extractor/washer, 30 sets of washable gloves and 30 barrier hoods.
  • Village of Fairport Harbor Fire Department (Lake County) – $7,285.83 to purchase an extractor/washer, 11 sets of washable gloves and 11 barrier hoods.
  • Proctorville Village (Lawrence County) – $14,881.75 to purchase an extractor/washer, 30 sets of washable gloves and 32 barrier hoods.
  • Granville Township Fire Department (Licking County) – $8,083.33 to purchase 50 sets of washable gloves and 50 barrier hoods.
  • Tri County Joint Fire District (Madison County) – $7,560 to purchase 35 barrier hoods, and 35 sets of washer gloves.
  • Marion Township Fire Department (Marion County) – $2,383.33 to purchase 22 barrier hoods.
  • City of Riverside, Ohio (Montgomery County) – $11,900 to purchase 85 sets of washable gloves and 85 barrier hoods.
  • Ravenna Township (Portage County) – $12,891.38 to purchase a diesel exhaust system.
  • Glandorf Fire Department (Putnam County) – $14,247.55 to purchase an extractor/washer, 35 sets of washable gloves and 35 barrier hoods.
  • Monroe Township (Richland County) – $6,223 to purchase one extractor/washer.
  • Clay Township Rosemount Fire Department (Scioto County) – $10,440 to purchase one extractor/washer.
  • Green Township Volunteer Fire Department (Scioto County) – $9,200 to purchase an extractor/washer.
  • Porter Township (Scioto County) – $10,978.92 to purchase an extractor/washer and 30 barrier hoods.
  • City of Tiffin (Seneca County) – $2,833.33 to purchase 40 barrier hoods.
  • City of Canal Fulton (Stark County) – $15,000 to purchase an extractor/washer, 60 sets of washable gloves and 55 barrier hoods.
  • Nimishillen Township (Stark County) – $11,790 to purchase an extractor/washer, 40 sets of washable gloves and 40 barrier hoods.
  • Perry Township (Stark County) – $11,600 to purchase 60 sets of washable gloves and 60 barrier hoods.
  • City of Marysville (Union County) – $9,315 to purchase Lifeguard hoods and structural gloves.
  • Northern Union County Joint Fire & EMS District (Union County) – $14,958.50 to purchase a diesel exhaust system, 59 barrier hoods, and 47 gloves.
  • City of Van Wert Fire Department (Van Wert County) –  $7,770 to purchase 60 washable gloves and 30 barrier hoods.
  • Kidron Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc. (Wayne County) – $14,944 to purchase an extractor/washer, 13 sets of washable gloves and 26 barrier hoods.
  • Village of Sycamore (Wyandot County) – $14,885 to purchase an extractor/washer.
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August & September 2017 Safety Grant Recipients

Ashland County

Hillman Precision Inc.
BWC approved $33,763.38 to purchase one overhead crane system and one jib crane system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrists, arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the material finishing process.  Hillman Precision Inc. manufactures parts for the pump, medical, latex, fire-fighting & auto glass industries.

Minnich Mfg Inc.
BWC approved $39,281.25 to purchase a top running bridge crane and hand held remote control to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, hands, and elbows related to contusions, cuts, lifting, pushing/pulling, and struck by.  This intervention will improve the transporting of raw and stock material in the saw department.  This employer manufactures vibration systems, dowel pin drills, and system monitoring devices.

Clermont County

SEM Haven Inc. dba SEM Haven Health Care Center
BWC approved $9,038.14 to purchase two extra-large padded slings, two large padded slings, two hammock slings, one large hammock slings, one bariatric patient lift, and one hygiene chair to reduce the risk of hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the patient transfer process.  SEM Haven Inc. dba SEM Haven Health Care Center is a non-profit nursing and residential care facility.

Cuyahoga County

Lorad LLC
BWC approved $2,610 to purchase a welding positioned with gator chuck to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, hands, neck, and eyes related to hand intensive work, lifting, pushing/pulling, and repetitive motion.  This intervention will improve the process of welding pipe.  This employer makes custom fall protection orders for customers including guardrails.

Rocky River Schools
BWC approved $14,207 to purchase ten (10) risers with back rail assembly, five (5) riser carts, and two running boards to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the material handling of large stair risers.  Rocky River Schools is a public-school district with 5 buildings that provides education for students from kindergarten through 12th grades.

Voss Industries Inc.
BWC approved $38,456.25 to purchase seventy heavy duty self-dumping lift truck hoppers of various sizes to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, neck , back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Voss Industries Inc. produces precision specialized band clamps, couplings, flanges, and other fabricated products for the aerospace industry and heavy equipment manufacturers.

Fairfield County

Walnut Township
BWC approved $11,201.85 to purchase one chest compression system with charger, power supply, rechargeable battery, and back plate to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the cardiopulmonary resuscitation process.  Walnut Township Fire Department provides fire, emergency medical services, rescue, and hazard materials services.

Franklin County

Clinton Township
BWC approved $3,565.48 to purchase one power hose roller with coupling jaws and go-pack, and one extra set of coupling jaws and battery pack with charger to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, elbow, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the fire hose maintenance and storage process.  Clinton Township Fire Department provides fire suppression and emergency medical services operating from two stations.

Dublin Millwork Inc.
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase one auto-stack system to reduce the risk of hands, wrists, arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the molding materials handling process.  Dublin Millwork Inc. stocks, sells, and delivers various building materials and supplies.

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing LLC
BWC approved $28,774.54 to purchase two hopback pumps, one grain hopper, one pallet access, one pallet stacker, one hopback system with fittings and valves to reduce the risk of hands, wrists, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the process of adding grain to the hopper.  Wolf’s Ridge Brewing LLC is a family owned restaurant and brewery.

Greene County

Cedarville Township
BWC approved $33,567.75 to purchase one power cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbow, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Cedarville Township Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services residents living in the community.

Hamilton County

The Cincinnati Association for the Blind
BWC approved $35,745 to purchase eight ground lift pallet tables with skirting to reduce the risk of fingers, hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the materials handling process.  The Cincinnati Association for the Blind is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive services for persons with vision loss.

Colerain Township
BWC approved $31,200.34 to purchase one power cot with accessories and one power load system to reduce the risk of hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Colerain Township Fire provides fire protection, emergency medical and rescue services.

Crosby Township
BWC approved $34,197.06 to purchase one power cot with accessories and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Crosby Township Fire Department provides fire, emergency medical services, rescue, and hazard materials services.

General Tool
BWC approved $36,160 to purchase a 5 ton URSG crane to reduce the risk of injury resulting from chemical exposure, contusions, cuts, hand intensive work, lifting, pushing/pulling, repetitive motion, and slips, trips, and falls.  This intervention will improve the painting process and will allow the part to be rotated and positioned in the booth for proper application.  This employer provides contract manufacturing supplying mission critical hardware and systems to Aerospace and Defense manufacturers.

The Hillman Group Inc.
BWC approved $14,827.50 to purchase two hundred ten (210) noise reducing nozzles and eighteen (18) dampening material lines collection bowls to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to exposures to high levels of noise and vibration.  The intervention will improve the materials finishing process.  The Hillman Group Inc. is a hardware solutions manufacturer and supplier for home improvement and local hardware retailers.

Loveland-Symmes Fire Department
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase two Power Load and Power Cot Systems to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, knees, neck, elbows, foot, and the legs related to lifting, and repetitive motions.  This intervention will improve the transfer and lifting of patients onto and EMS stretcher and loading into an ambulance.  Loveland-Symmes Fire Department provides fire and emergency services to the residents of Symmes Township and the City of Loveland.

City of Springdale
BWC approved $33,012.41 to purchase one power cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  The City of Springdale Fire Department provides fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical services in northern Hamilton County.

Hancock County

Findlay Machine & Tool Inc.
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase one automatic magazine bar loader to reduce the risk of hands, wrist, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, moderate vibration, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the lathe process.  Findlay Machine & Tool Inc. specializes in the manufacture of gears used to run belt-style drive systems.

Hardin County

NASG Ohio LLC
BWC approved $2,673.75 to purchase one lift table to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  NASG Ohio LLC is a tier II stamping and assembling firm for the automotive and heavy truck industry.

Holmes County

Yoder Lumber Co. Inc.
BWC approved $18,334.49 to purchase one tarping system for 48-foot trailer, and one tarping system for 16 foot delivery truck to reduce the risk of fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Yoder Lumber Company is a multi-faced hardwood lumber processing facility located in North-Central Ohio.

Huron County

Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase one customized fall arrest system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contract stress, and falls from heights.  This intervention will improve the process of loading/unloading railcars.  Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers specializes in engineering thermoplastics.

Licking County

Hope Timber and Pallet Recycling Inc.
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase an automated machine systems custom pallet repair & sort system to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, knees, hands, neck elbows, and legs related to contusions, cuts, hand intensive work, lifting, noise, pushing/pulling, repetitive motion, and vibration.  This intervention will improve the process of repairing wood pallets.  This employer is a pallet repair and manufacturing facility.

Lucas County

Grand Aire Inc.
BWC approved $22,808.08 to purchase two catwalk and handrail structures and two tank gauging systems to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, falls from heights, pinch, falling objects, hand force, awkward postures, vibration, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and exposure to volatile organic compounds.  The intervention will improve the aviation fuel tanks maintenance process.  Grande Aire Inc. is located at the Toledo Express Airport and is a fixed based operation supplying general aviation services to small single engine aircraft to large commercial jetliners.

Jerusalem Township
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase two power cots and two power load systems to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbow, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Jerusalem Township Fire and EMS provide fire and emergency medical services to the community Lake Erie waterways.

Miami County

Brock Air Products Inc.
BWC approved $37,449 to purchase two elbow making machines to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the process of creating elbow gores.  Brock Air Products Inc. is a full-service manufacturer of commercial ductwork.

Richland County

City of Shelby
BWC approved $6,176.25 to purchase a roll-n-rack power roller to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, knees, hands, elbows, and legs related to contusions, hand intensive work, lifting, pushing/pulling, repetitive motion, and slips/trips/falls.  This intervention will improve the process of handling the fire hose.  This employer provides emergency services.

Ross County

Nathan Skaggs Trucking LLC
BWC approved $35,531.33 to purchase two retractable tarping systems to reduce the risk of injury to arms, shoulders, back, and legs related to awkward postures and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the truck tarping process.  Nathan Skaggs Trucking LLC is a full-service trucking company that specializes in flatbed hauling.

Scioto County

Valley Township
BWC approved $36,063.90 to purchase one power cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Valley Township Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical and rescue services to residents.

Seneca County

A.V.R. (Attica Volunteer) Fire District
BWC approved $10,665 to purchase a Chest Compression System to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, knees, hands, elbows, legs, and system-wide injuries related to lifting, pushing/pulling, repetitive motion, and slips, trips, and falls.  This intervention will improve the risk of a fall or a strike injury during transport or in the event of an accident, or quick stop while providing manual CPR.  AVR Fire District provides fire and ambulance transportation of the sick and injured to the residents of Attica, Venice, and Reed Townships.

Scipio Township
BWC approved $31,989 to purchase one automatic chest compression system and one power load system for the existing power cot to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve patient cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation, and patient transport processes.  Scipio Township Fire/EMS is a volunteer emergency services department that provides services to township and village residents.

Shelby County

Hexa Americas Inc.
BWC approved $16,267.50 to purchase one 45-degree tilt to reduce the risk of injury to eyes, respiratory system, fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to particulate exposure, repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the Gaylord batching process.  Hexa Americas Inc. specializes in plastic resin compounds for automotive injection molded parts.

Stark County

Perry Township
BWC approved $6,176.25 to purchase one battery operated power hose roller and one rolled hose cart to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbow, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, and push/pull moderate load.  The intervention will improve the hose maintenance and hose reloading processes.  Perry Township Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to residents living in the community.

Premier Building Solutions Inc.
BWC approved $3,939.09 to purchase three automatic pallets to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Premier Building Solutions Inc. develops and manufactures sealants and adhesives of high performance materials that provide protection in commercial and residential buildings.

Sandy Creek Joint Fire District
BWC approved $35,408.78 to purchase a Power Load and Power Cot Systems to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, knees, neck, elbows, foot, and the legs related to hand intensive work, lifting, slips, trips, and falls.  This intervention will improve the transfer, lifting, and loading of patients into, and out of the ambulance.  Sandy Creek Joint Fire District provides fire and EMS services to residents within the community.

Summit County

Copley Township
BWC approved $5,965.09 to purchase three chest compression units with batteries, desk-top charger, and power supply to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbow, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, and push/pull moderate load.  The intervention will improve the patient cardiopulmonary resuscitation process.  Copley Township Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to residents living in the community.

Harbor Castings Inc.
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase one vertical knock-out hammer with sound enclosed cabinet to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the process of removing ceramic mold from the metal cast parts.  Harbor Castings Inc. is an investment casting foundry.

Trumbull County

LP Warren LLC dba Signature Healthcare of Warren
BWC approved $39.685.26 to purchase six patient lifts with scales, three extra-large slings, three extra-large comfort slings, three large slings, three large comfort slings, three medium slings, and two hygiene chairs to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transfer process.  L P Warren LLC dba Signature Healthcare of Warren is a long-term care facility.

Warren County

Union Township
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase six spare batteries, two battery powered rescue spreaders, two battery powered rescue cutters, two battery powered rescue rams with extenders, and angled attachments, two energy packs, and two bay chargers to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the rescue extraction process.  Union Township Fire Department provides fire, emergency medical services, and rescue services to residents of the township and the Village of South Lebanon.

Williams County

Brady Township
BWC approved $4,038.75 to purchase one hydraulic rescue cutting tool to reduce the risk of fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, vibration, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the rescue extraction process.  Brady Township Fire Department provides fire, emergency medical services, and rescue.

July 2017 Safety Grant Recipients

Brown County

Fayetteville Fire Department, Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase a Power Cot Systems and Chest Compression System to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, knees, hands, elbows, legs, and system-wide injuries related to lifting, pushing/pulling, repetitive motion, and slips, trips, and falls. This intervention will improve the transfer and lifting of patients onto and EMS stretcher and loading into an ambulance. Additionally, the device will eliminate the risk of a fall or a strike injury during transport or in the event of an accident. Fayetteville Fire Department provides life safety and fire protection services to the residents and business owners in the village Fayetteville and to those residing in Perry Township.

Butler County

City of Monroe
BWC approved $21,947.40 to purchase 2 Chest Compression Systems to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, hand, and elbows related to pushing/pulling, repetitive motion, and slips, trips, and falls. This intervention will reduce the amount of pushing/pulling motions and the awkward back positioning associated with the performance of CPR. Additionally, the device will eliminate the risk of a fall or a strike injury during transport or in the event of an accident. City of Monroe Fire Division provides services that include fire protection, ALS paramedic services, technical rescue and hazardous material response to the City of Monroe, Lemon Township, and surrounding communities.

Franklin County

Hamilton Township Fire Department
BWC approved $35,355.45 to purchase an expandable hose track and vertical stack rail exhaust removal system to reduce the risk of exposure to harmful toxins from diesel exhaust. The intervention will remove diesel exhaust emissions resulting in improving the firefighter’s quality of life. The Hamilton TWP Fire Department provides emergency medical care and fire protection to the citizens of Hamilton Township as well as the village of Obetz.

Lang Stone Co. (Franklin) – Manufacturing
BWC approved $11,185.05 to purchase a Stone Pro Rock Jockey, heavy duty lifter, pneumatic vacuum lifter, and a granite fabrication shop cart to reduce the risk of injury to the back, shoulders, knees, hands, and elbows related to cuts, lifting, pushing/pulling, slips, trips, and falls. This intervention will improve the processes of the Fabricators in the Countertop Shop. Lang Stone Co. is a stone quarrier, fabricator, and distributor of natural stone products for exterior and interior application.

Hamilton County

City of Reading
BWC approved $31,676.40 to purchase a Power Load and Power Cot Systems to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, knees, neck, elbows, foot, and the legs related to lifting, pushing/pulling, repetitive motion, and slips, trips, and falls. This intervention will improve the transfer and lifting of patients onto and EMS stretcher and loading into an ambulance. City of Reading Fire Department provides services to the city of Reading and the Village of Arlington Heights.

Greenhills Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
BWC approved $33,744.45 to purchase a Power Load and Power Cot Systems to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, knees, neck, elbows, foot, and legs. This intervention will reduce the amount of lifting, pushing/pulling, and slips, trips, and falls. This intervention will improve the transfer and lifting of patients onto and EMS stretcher and loading into an ambulance. Greenhills Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. provides fire and EMS services to the Village of Greenhills and its surrounding communities.

Hocking County

Laurelville Village
BWC approved $13,537.50 to purchase a washer/extractor to reduce the risk of exposure to environmental elements. This intervention will clean turn-out gear. Laurelville Village Volunteer Fire Department provides services in Hocking and Vinton Counties.

Jackson County

John W. Lloyd Trust
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase an air ramp trailer option, landscape rake, grapple attachment, hydraulic hammer, and track buggy to reduce the risk of injury to the back, shoulders, knees, hands, neck, elbows, and legs related to lifting, noise, pushing/pulling, repetitive motion, vibration, slips, trips, and falls . This intervention will improve the manual material handling. John W. Lloyd Trust is a family owned and operated construction company.

Mahoning County

A R Schopp’s Sons Inc.
BWC approved $13,887.61 to purchase lift tables to reduce the risk of injury to the back, knee, and shoulder related to cuts, contusions, lifting, pushing/pulling, repetitive motion, vibration, slips, trips, and falls. This intervention will improve the lifting, moving, and transporting in various processes throughout the shop. This manufacturer handcrafts aluminum, copper, wood and zinc pipes installed on pipe organs.

Berlin Township
BWC approved $36,377.45 to purchase a Power Load and Power Cot Systems, and a Pro Stair Rescue Chair to reduce the risk of injury to the abdominal wall related to lifting, and pushing/pulling. These interventions will improve the lifting of patients to and from the ambulance on the cot and lifting and lowering the patients. The Stair chair will reduce the lifting of patients up and down stairs which eliminates the injuries to the members. Berlin Township provides EMS, hazmat and technical rescue to the community.

Marion County

Central Ohio Farmers Co-op Inc.
BWC approved $6,472.75 to purchase an automatic truck probe to reduce the risk of injury from slips, trips and falls, repetitive motion and awkward postures. This intervention will take samples from each load of grain and improve the productivity and efficiency of the sampling process. Central Ohio Farmers Co-op Inc. is a full service agribusiness company that services farmers in a multi-county area in central Ohio.

Sandusky County

City of Bellevue
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase a slope mower and finish mower attachment to reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls. The intervention will keep employees off of the sides of slopes on heavy machinery which may lead to fall, injury, or rollover accidents. The City of Bellevue maintains numerous hills on city property.

Stark County

Ironrock Capital Inc.
BWC approved $37,875.00 to purchase a trolley and hoist system to reduce the risk of injury related to chemical exposure, contusions, cuts, hand intensive work, lifting, pushing/pulling, repetitive motion, vibration, slips, trips, and falls. This intervention will improve the loading and unloading of additive super sacks which requires continuous up and down stairs and raising and lowering of 3,000 pound sacks. Ironrock Capital is a manufacturer of quarry tile and brick.

Tuscarawas County

Inca Presswood Pallets Ltd
BWC approved $12,446.25 to purchase a lift assist system and a pneumatic lift table to reduce the risk of injury related to lifting, twisting, stooping and walking with 52 pound boxes. The intervention will reduce the operators need to bend, stoop and twist. Inca Presswood Pallets Ltd manufactures presswood products, including molded wood pallets and core plugs.

June 2017 Safety Grant Recipients

Guernsey County

ACI Services Inc.
BWC approved  $40,000.00 to purchase one stainless steel agitating cleaning tank to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, shoulder,  neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the process of lifting and cleaning of metal cylinders and caps.  ACI Services Inc. provides engineered compressor products and services, specializing in custom compressor cylinders, unloaders, and interactive performance software.

Hancock County

A-1 Auto Center Inc.
BWC approved $16,699.04 to purchase one fuel tank/transmission lift, one car caddy, one overhead door lift system with 6 door openers, and one topside engine creeper to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, wrist, hands, elbows, arms, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the vehicle repair process.  A-1 Auto Center Inc. is a full service car and light truck repair facility.

Henry County

Deshler Village
BWC approved  $5,679.75 to purchase one shoring package to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, entrapment, and crushing injuries.  This intervention will improve the excavation process.  Deshler Village is located in Northwest Ohio and provides water, gas, electric, and sewer services to residents.

Highland County

Eastern Area Specialty Transport Inc.
BWC approved  $32,498.06 to purchase one power cot and power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Eastern Area Specialty Transport offers advanced and basic life support for emergency and on-emergency calls for bariatric patients, disabled patients, and general population within the counties of Highland, Adams, Brown, Clinton, and Fayette.

Huron County

CB Excavating & Trucking LTD
BWC approved  $21,356.16 to purchase one hydraulic breaker attachment to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the forging of hardscape materials process.  CB Excavating & Trucking LTD is a DOT registered trucking company that specializes in removal of cement, limestone, and hardscape materials from demolition sites.

Logan County

Bokescreek Township
BWC approved  $15,867.62 to purchase one power cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Bokescreek Township Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services.

Lucas County

Providence Township
BWC approved  $34,714.55 to purchase one power cot with accessories and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder,  neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Providence Township Fire and Rescue is a paid-per-call volunteer fire department that provides fire protection and emergency medical services.

Mercer County

Seitz Electric Inc.
BWC approved  $12,375.00 to purchase one skid auger drill attachment, and one skid steer bucket attachment to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, shoulder, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the electrical installation process.  Seitz Electrical Inc. is an electrical contractor specializing in the install of electrical lines, industrial equipment, and repairs to existing facilities.

Putnam County

Ottoville Village
BWC approved  $17,007.76 to purchase five express external carrier vest, one vibratory plate compactor, one hydraulic breaker, and one quick cut saw to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the compacting, breaking, sawing, and wearing a police belt utility belt processes.  Ottoville Village is located in Northwest Ohio.

Scioto County

Minford Emergency Ambulance Service
BWC approved  $32,840.15 to purchase one power cot and power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Minford Emergency Ambulance Service is an emergency and rescue squad service that provides emergency care for the residents of Harrison, Madison, and Jefferson Townships in Scioto County.

Shelby County

S & H Products
BWC approved $25,637.55 to purchase fourteen padded patient slings, five standard slings, two standard clip slings, two patient lifts without scales, one patient lift with scale, and one sit to stand patient lift to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transfer process.  S & H Products provides day services for adults with developmental disabilities, vocational and non vocational programs, and life skills training.

Wayne County

E P Gerber & Sons Inc. dba Gerber Wood Products
BWC approved  $40,000.00 to purchase one 3 axis computer controlled router machine to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, vibration, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the materials cutting and inspection process.  E P Gerber & Sons dba Gerber Wood Products is a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of wood and wood related components for various industries.

May 2017 Safety Grant Recipients

Allen County

Vanamatic Company

BWC approved $20,070.00 to purchase six ergonomic conveyor work stations to reduce the risk of injury to back and legs related to awkward postures.  This intervention will improve the manual materials lathing process.  Vanamatic Company is a supplier of precision machined components to the aerospace, automotive, fluid power, and general fittings industries.

Ashland County

FB Acquisitions LLC

BWC approved $3,714.75 to purchase one electric pallet jack to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull – moderate load. This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  FB Acquisitions LLC specializes in folding cartons and processing envelops in Ashland, Ohio.

Clark County

Pleasant Township

BWC approved $7,041.77 to purchase one automated chest compressions systems with rechargeable batteries, charger, and power supply to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient cardiopulmonary resuscitation process.  Pleasant Township Fire Department provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the township and the contracted district of Union Township in Champaign County.

Crawford County

Bucyrus Fire Department

BWC approved $26,385.51 to purchase 2 chest compression units and two stair chairs to potentially reduce the risk of injury to the wrist, neck, shoulders, and hands and back related to awkward posture, twisting, bending, repetitive motion, lifting, contact stress and hand force. This intervention will improve the resuscitation process and the process of transferring patients on stairs. The Bucyrus Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services.

TRAMEC LLC

BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase thirty-five two basket carts, fifteen four basket carts, one conveyor system with lifts, and one automated basket dumper to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the parts washing process.  TRAMEC LLC is a manufacturer of brass components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket heavy truck and trailer industries.

Cuyahoga County

Brecksville

BWC approved $34,245.12 to purchase one power cot, one power load system, and one mass casualty floor mount to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transport process.

Brecksville for Fire Department

BWC approved $5,754.88 to purchase one fire hose maintenance system with accessories to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, arms, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward  postures, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will be used to improve the fire hose manipulation process. The Brecksville Fire Department provides EMS, fire and rescue calls.

Highland Heights for Fire Department

BWC approved $31,873.53 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the processes patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. The Highland Heights Fire Department is the primary provider of fire, rescue, life safety/technical rescue, and emergency medical services for the City of Highland Heights, Ohio.

Jakprints Inc.

BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one mobile pallet turner and aerator  to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, fingers, wrists, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward  postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will be used to improve the printing process. Jakprints is a custom printing shop focused on the apparel and full color industries.

Martin Pultrusion Group Inc.

BWC approved $26,761.50 to purchase one spray booth with fire suppression system to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities, dermis, and respiratory system related to exposures to Toluene and volatile organic compounds. This intervention will improve the painting process. Martin Pultrusion Group Inc. manufactures Pultrusion machines and related ancillary equipment in addition to tooling and sales.

McMahon Masonry Restoration Ltd.

BWC approved $7,372.50 to purchase two dust collector vacuum systems to reduce the risk of injury to the respiratory system related to silica and other particulates.  This intervention will improve the masonry repair/restoration process. McMahon Masonry Restoration Ltd consists of journeyman and apprentice masons who complete restoration projects for commercial customers.

Defiance County

Schaffer Funeral Inc.

BWC approved $8,979.41 to purchase one height-adjustable embalming table and one ceiling lift to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull – heavy load, and manual materials handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the embalming process.  Schaffer Funeral Home provides funeral services to the public which includes embalming, dressing, and farding.

Franklin County

EBB (US) Inc.

BWC approved $13,372.50 to purchase one combination wash tank with accessories to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, fingers, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward  postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load and frequency. EBB (US) Inc manufactures cookie dough and canned refrigerated pastry dough.

Mifflin Township

BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one power cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Mifflin Township Division of Fire provides emergency medical care and emergency medical prevention programs to the citizens of Gahanna and Mifflin Township.

Guernsey County

Guernsey County Commissioners for Sheriff’s Office

BWC approved $3,219.34 to purchase 27 vests, 27 suspension systems, and 27 BSSA conversion kits to potentially reduce the risk of injury to the back and legs related to awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the sheriff deputies’ day-to-day processes. The Guernsey County Sheriff’s responds to criminal and emergency situations.

Henry County

Koester Corporation

BWC approved $14,955.00 to purchase two one ton jib cranes to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, eyes, back and legs related to hand force, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, manual materials handling, lacerations, and burns.  This intervention will improve the welding process.  Koester Corporation specializes in automation processes for the foundry industry, automotive, painting systems, conveyors, aerospace, irrigation, glass bottles, and tableware.

Lake County

Marut & Sons Excavating Inc.

BWC approved $26,878.98 to purchase, one standard duty pallet fork frame with two pallet forks, one heavy duty pallet fork frame, one hydraulic hammer attachment, one 7 cubic yard stone box, and one hydraulic dual lock coupler to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, localized vibration, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the installation and maintenance processes.  Marut & Sons Excavating Inc. provides a variety of utility repair, installation, and maintenance services to residential sites.

Licking County

National Trail Volunteer Fire Dept Inc.

BWC approved $34,887.46 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the processes patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. The National Trail Volunteer Fire Dept Inc employs volunteers and part-time employees. It provides fire and emergency medical services to townships in the Gratiot, Ohio area.

Lucas County

Egelhof Controls Corp.

BWC approved $22,330.12 to purchase eighteen self leveling carts and six manual skid lifters to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Egelhof Controls Corp. is a manufacturer of control valves for air conditioning systems.

Miami County

Joint Fire District Pleasant Hill-Newton Township

BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one power cot, one power load system, and one chest compression system with accessories to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient cardiopulmonary resuscitation and transport processes.  Pleasant Hill-Newton Township Joint Fire District provides fire prevention and emergency medical services.

Montgomery County

Farmersville Fire Association

BWC approved $33,396.18 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the processes patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. Farmersville Fire Association is a volunteer fire department that provides fire and emergency medical services to residents in Farmersville and neighboring jurisdictions.

Scioto County

Clay Township

BWC approved $36,095.02 to purchase one power cot and power load system with accessories to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Clay Township Fire Department is an all volunteer fire department that provides emergency response treatment.

Green Township

BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one patient transfer system and two loading systems for two ambulances to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the processes patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. Green Township provides EMS services.

Shelby County

Koenig Equipment Inc.

BWC approved $17,313.97 to purchase seven pneumatic tractor jacks with lift bars and safety pins, and seven pneumatic heavy vehicle support stands to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to crushing injuries, slips, trips, falls, repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and  push/pull heavy load.  This intervention will improve the agricultural equipment service and maintenance process.  Koenig Equipment Inc. is a lawn, garden, and agricultural equipment solutions provider.

Stark County

Paarlo Plastics Inc.

BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one robot cell to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will improve the plastic parts manufacturing process. Paarlo Plastics Inc provides custom blow molding of thermoplastic products.

South Webster-Bloom Twp Joint Fire District

BWC approved $32,402.85 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the processes patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. South Webster-Bloom Twp Joint Fire District is a volunteer fire department which provides emergency medical services.

Tuscarawas County

Designer Stone Co.

BWC approved $12,225.12 to purchase one automatic stair climber lift, and one no lift install system with remote control, roll ramp, and vehicular battery charger to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the countertop installation process.  Designer Stone Co. manufactures granite and quartz countertops for residential and commercial applications.

Richmonds Woodworks Inc.

BWC approved $32,821.50 to purchase one wide-belt sander and one return to potentially reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, vibration, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the furniture and furniture parts finishing process. Richmonds Woodworks Inc manufactures furniture and furniture parts.

Wayne County

Paint Township

BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one power cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will be used to improve the patient transport process.  Paint Township Fire Department responses to fire and emergency medical services calls.

 

April 2017 Safety Grant Recipients

Butler County

Morgan Township
BWC approved $8,323.90 to purchase two power patient stair chairs to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Morgan Township Fire Department provides fire and emergency services.

West Chester Township
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase two power cots and two power load systems to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  West Chester Township Fire Department provides fire and medical services.

Columbiana County

Minerva Welding & Fabricating Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one magnet lift to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load.  This intervention will improve the steel fabrication process.  Minerva Welding & Fabricating Inc fabricates steel for machining, sawing, CNC plasma cutting, etc.

Martin Pultrusion Group Inc.
BWC approved $26,761.50 to purchase one spray booth with fire suppression system to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities, dermis, and respiratory system related to exposures to Toluene and volatile organic compounds. This intervention will improve the painting process. Martin Pultrusion Group Inc. manufactures Pultrusion machines and related ancillary equipment in addition to tooling and sales. 

North Randall Village
BWC approved $34,315.95 to purchase one powered cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull-moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  The North Randall Village Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical.

Zircoa Inc.
BWC approved $11,188.50 to purchase one sidewall cleated belt conveyor system and one custom steel cart with locking swivel casters to reduce the risk of injury to wrist, arms, back, and legs related to  awkward postures and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the materials sorting and handling process.  Zircoa Inc. manufactures zirconium oxide products for industrial, aviation, and automotive applications.

Zircoa Inc.
BWC approved $16,759.50 to purchase two custom fabricated and designed lift assist systems and two air balancers with 80 inches of vertical lift to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling. This intervention will be used to improve the material inspecting and packing process. Zircoa Inc. manufactures zirconium oxide products for industrial, aviation, and automotive applications.

Fastener Industries Inc.
BWC approved $7,137.00 to purchase two platform stackers  to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward  postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will be used to improve the fastener manufacturing process. Fastener Industries Inc manufactures weld fasteners used in the assembly of automotive, appliance, store fixtures, and many other markets.

Darke County

Robert Winner Sons Inc dba Winner’s Meats
BWC approved $21,049.75 to purchase one vacuum packaging machine to reduce the risk of injury to hands, fingers, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, and awkward postures. This intervention will improve the meatpacking process. Winner’s Meats processes beef, pork, lamb, and deer.

Defiance County

Spyker Contracting Inc
BWC approved $22,195.50 to purchase one return conveyor system to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, shoulders, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the panel banding process. Spyker Contracting Inc is a manufacturer of semi-custom plastic laminate casework and furniture which serves the educational, medical, financial, and corporate markets.

Delaware County

Concord Township Fire Department
BWC approved $30,139.00 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting.  The Concord Township Fire Department provides fire protection and education, preventative services and emergency medical services.

Fayette County

Wayne Township Fire Department
BWC approved $8,175.00 to purchase one fire hose washer to potentially reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the fire hose cleaning process. The Wayne Township Fire Department provides fire prevention and protection services to the residents and businesses of the township.

Franklin County

Muetzel Plumbing & Heating Co.
BWC approved $2,338.12 to purchase twenty 2-shelve utility carts to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the equipment and materials handling process.  Muetzel Plumbing & Heating Co. provides commercial and residential plumbing, heating, and HVAC installation and maintenance services.

Hamilton County

Wall Colmonoy Corp.
BWC approved $8,056.50 to purchase one machine sump cleaner to potentially reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the machine sump maintenance process. Wall Colmonoy Corp provides products and services to the aerospace industry.

Hancock County

City of Findlay for Fire Department
BWC approved $19,354.50 to purchase one set of hydraulic extrication tools to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to traffic, weather conditions, terrain, and hazards associated with the accident scene. This intervention will improve the extrication process. The Findlay Fire Department serves residents in the Northwest part of Ohio.

Holmes County

East Holmes Fire & EMS District
BWC approved $29,759.20 to purchase one powered load system, one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the processes patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. The East Holmes Fire & EMS provides fire and medical services.

Mahoning County

Rudzik Excavating Inc.
BWC approved $33,546.19 to purchase one pipe maintenance system to reduce the risk of injury to respiratory system, hands, fingers, arms, shoulders, back, and legs related to sprains, strains, contusions, lacerations, slips, and falls. This intervention will improve the installation/maintenance process of water, sanitation, and sewer lines. Rudzik Excavating Inc is an excavating contractor.

Marion County

Sika Corporation
BWC approved $38,490.56 to purchase two dock levelers and three safety gates to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to falls from elevated levels.  This intervention will be used to improve the semi-truck load/unload processes. Sika Corporation is a company that produces admixture products for concrete, and mortars.

Medina County

Lodi Village Fire Department
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one powered load system, one powered cot, and one chest compression system to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the processes of patient resuscitation and patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. The Lodi Village Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to residents in Lodi Village.

Miami County

Nitto Denko Automotive Ohio Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase two lift material handling systems, two grounded scissor lift tables (44X70), and one grounded scissor lift table (44X50) to reduce the risk of injury to the fingers, hands, arms, shoulders, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load.  This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Nitto Denko Automotive Ohio Inc. is a material conversion company that specializes in seals for weather-proofing, sound reduction and insulation materials for the automotive industry.

Montgomery County

Grismer Tire Co.
BWC approved $4,638.07 to purchase one boltless shelving system with 63 levels of storage and one battery stacker to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the manual materials handling process.  Grismer Tire Co. is a full service auto repair and maintenance facility.

Scioto County

Nolan Electric Construction LLC
BWC approved $24,354.26 to purchase  one conduit bender, one tugger, one compact threader, one stairclimber, one liftgate,  one platform movers, and one ramp to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulders, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate load and manual material handling – load and frequency. This intervention will be used to improve the electrical installation/maintenance process. Nolan Electric Construction LLC provides electrical installation and repair services to residential and commercial customers.

Community Action Organization of Scioto Cty
BWC approved $21,450.62 to purchase two liftgates, two stairclimbing dollies, two lift tables, two folding platform carts, one floor level lift, and one self-propelled pallet jack to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, fingers, arms, shoulders, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual materials handling – load and frequency.  This intervention will improve the meal/food distribution process.  Community Action Organization of Scioto County administers programs to the local area including distribution of meals and farmer’s markets.

SONEK Electric LLC
BWC approved $25,674.63 to purchase two platform carts, two ramps, one conduit threader, one stair climbing wire guiding system, one cable pulling system, one conduit bender, one wire feeding sheaves, and one lift gate to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulders, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  SONEK Electric LLC is a full service electrical contractor providing electrical installation and repair for residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Seneca County

Seneca County
BWC approved $31,995.00 to purchase three automated chest compressions systems with batteries, life bands, cases, and chargers reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient cardiopulmonary resuscitation process.  Seneca County EMS provides ambulance transportation services.

Stark County

Fred Olivieri Construction Co.
BWC approved $10,761.38 to purchase 5 lanyards, 5 30’ tether cables, 1 liftgate, and 7 pallet jacks to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward  postures, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will be used to improve the roof-working process along with other tasks performed at elevated areas. Fred Olivieri Construction Co is a general contractor that performs carpentry work, which includes rough framing, drywall, millwork, and roofing.

Sugar Creek Township
BWC approved $8,365.26 to purchase one post driver, one hydro power pack, and one hydro jack with water tank and cart to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motions, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the post installation, and concrete cutting and demolition processes.  Sugar Creek Township provides maintenance of roads, ditches, culverts, and road signage for the township roadways.

Trumbull County

Avalon Golf and Country Club Inc.
BWC approved $25,819.12 to purchase two broadcast style top dressers to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, arms, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load and frequency. This intervention will be used to improve the golf course manicuring process. Avalon Golf and Country Club owns and operates two golf courses in Ohio.

Tuscarawas County

Arrowhead Joint Fire District
BWC approved $21,792.37 to purchase one power load system to compliment the exiting power cot to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Arrowhead Joint Fire District is an all-volunteer fire department that provides services to the Village of Gnadenhutten and Clay Township.

March 2017 Safety Grant Recipients

Adams County

Freelands Transport LLC
BWC approved $24,360.75 to purchase six air operated trailer handrail system to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, and falls from elevation. This intervention will improve the material handling and trailer maintenance processes.  Freelands Transport LLC is a full service trucking company that specializes in hauling dry bulk lime, cement, and heavy equipment.

Allen County

Jackson Township
BWC approved $11,353.95 to purchase one chest compression system with one desk-top charger, two rechargeable batteries, and one portable charger to reduce the risk of injury to the fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motions, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation process.  Jackson Township Fire Department provides fire suppression, emergency medical, and rescue services.

Butler County

Ramcrete Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one concrete placement system with two motorized remote controlled units to reduce the risk of injury to the fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the materials handling and placement process.  Ramcrete Inc. is a subcontractor for commercial and residential concrete materials placement.

Hanover Township Fire Department
BWC approved $11,155.65 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. Hanover Township Fire Department provides fire, emergency medical, rescue, and Hazmat services.

Coshocton County

Kno Ho Community Action Commission
BWC approved $ $37,883.55 to purchase three stair-climbing dollies, one dock lift, two heated plate dispensers, two platform carts with self-leveling adaptors, and  stackable coolers to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, vibration, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will improve a few processes – home weatherization, weatherization materials handling and storage, and remote meal-delivery services. Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC is a not-for-profit community action agency.

Cuyahoga County

Advanced Industrial Tire Inc
BWC approved $3,729.36 to purchase one lifting table to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, fingers, wrists, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual material handling – load.  This intervention will improve the tire mounting process. Advanced Industrial Tire Inc provides tires sales and service to commercial and industrial customers.

Richmond Heights Division of Fire
BWC approved $6,765.19 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. The Richmond Heights Division of Fire provides fire and emergency medical services.

J L J I Enterprises Inc.
BWC approved  $11,250.00 to purchase commercial carts and dump-assist trash buggies to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate load, and manual material handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the metal stud framing and drywall hanging/finishing processes. J L J I Enterprises Inc is a carpentry and interiors contractor.

Darke County

Osgood Area Life Squad Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one powered load system, one powered cot, and one chest compression system to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles and performing resuscitation services. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting, along with resuscitation services. Osgood Area Life Squad Inc is an emergency/nonemergency medical transportation provider for the Village of Osgood and surrounding rural areas.

Franklin County

Geotechnical Consultants Inc.
BWC approved $3,377.72 to purchase one 8 cubic foot power dump cart with battery pack and charger to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, arms, back, and legs related to awkward postures, push/pull heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Geotechnical Consultants Inc. specializes in cost-effective geotechnical engineering, environmental and construction materials engineering and testing services.

Greene County

The Schaefer Group Inc.
BWC approved $26,706.75 to purchase one dust collecting system to potentially reduce the risk of injury to the respiratory system related to inhaling various forms of dust particles. This intervention will improve the process of servicing furnaces, boilers, incinerators, crematoria, and other heat-producing appliances. The Schaefer Group Inc sells and services refractory items in the Dayton area.

Hamilton County

Richard Goettle Inc.
BWC approved $32,014.50 to purchase one hydraulic drill rod/casing handler attachment to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to pinch, strain, crush, or smashing injuries. This intervention will improve the drill rigging process.  Richard Goettle Inc. is a geotechnical engineering and construction contractor specializing in earth retention systems and deep foundation systems.

Hocking County

The Logan Clay Products Company
BWC approved $27,975.99 to purchase one dust containment booth with turbo pulse controller to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities  related to strains, sprains, cuts, abrasions, eye injuries, chemical dust exposure, slips, trips, and falls. This intervention will improve the grinding process.  The Logan Clay Products Company is a manufacturer and retailer of clay products including flue lining, wall coping, and chimney tops.

Holmes County

Holmes County
BWC approved $1,956.74 to purchase one sit-to-stand patient lift with one standing sling to reduce the risk of injury to the fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motions, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transfer process.

Medina County

Fabrizi Disposal Inc.
BWC approved $7,424.26 to purchase one tarp system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to slips, trips, falls, repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the dumpster transport process.  Fabrizi Disposal Inc. delivers dumpsters to commercial and residential customers for service and transportation to the dump site.

Mercer County

Manco Manufacturing Co.
BWC approved $25,222.89 to purchase three weld fume capture systems with 12 foot extraction arms and one portable weld fume extractor to reduce the risk of injury to the dermis, respiratory system, upper and lower extremities related to fire hazards, burns, UV rays, and inhalation of iron oxide and manganese. This intervention will improve the welding process.  Manco Manufacturing Co. is a metal fabrication business that specializes in welding and assembling large steel racks used by the automotive industry.

Miami County

Covington Fire & Rescue Inc.
BWC approved $19,368.90 to purchase one power load system with compatibility kit, bolster mattress and restraints to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Covington Fire & Rescue Inc provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the village of Covington and Newberry Township.

Muskingum County

Sepi Services Inc.
BWC approved $14,940.47 to purchase five dump truck bed liners to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motions, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, push/pull heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the dump bed cleaning process.  Sepi Services is a trucking company specializing in dump truck hauling of earth materials, asphalt, aggregate, rock, dirt, and sand.

Richland County

Mifflin Township Fire Department
BWC approved  $2,677.50 to purchase two cylinder lifts,  to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling – load.  This intervention will improve the EMS processes.  The Mifflin Township Fire Department provides Fire and emergency medical.

Ross County

Bell Logistics Co
BWC approved $19,650.00 to purchase two automatic tarping systems to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, and manual materials handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the trailer tarping process. Bell Logistics Co is a full service trucking company that specializes in refractory products, mill rolls, and natural gas pipe.

Sandusky County

B&W Welding Inc.
BWC approved $16,061.21 to purchase one automatic tarping system with options to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will improve the trailer tarping process. B&W Welding Inc is a welding and fabrication shop that specializes in heavy equipment hauling along with moving commercial and industrial machinery.

Scioto County

Washington Township EMS
BWC approved $28,579.82 to purchase one patient transfer system to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. Washington Township EMS provides emergency medical services to the residents.

Stark County

Graco Concrete Incorporated
BWC approved $12,946.20 to purchase one hydraulic concrete breaker attachment and one hydraulic auger attachment to reduce the risk of injury to the fingers, hands, wrist, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the concrete demolition and post holes placement processes.  Graco Concrete Incorporated is a full-service concrete construction company that also erects pole structures such as street lighting, signs, and menu boards.

Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity
BWC approved $4,458.00 to purchase four hanging scaffolds to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to falls from ladders. This intervention will improve home construction process. Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity helps construct 2-4 homes, annually, for people who live in sub-standard dwellings.

Fred Olivieri Construction Co
BWC approved  $10,761.42 to purchase  5 lanyards,  5 30’ tether cables, 1 liftgate, and 7 pallet jacks to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward  postures, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will improve the roof-working process along with other tasks performed at elevated areas. Fred Olivieri Construction Co is a general contractor that performs carpentry work, which includes rough framing, drywall, millwork, and roofing.

Wayne County

South Central Fire District
BWC approved $33,999.05 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. South Central Fire District is volunteer department that provides fire, Hazmat, rescue, and emergency medical services.

February 2017 Safety Grant Recipients

Allen County

R A Flynn & Son Inc.
BWC approved $4,803.75 to purchase two material lifts to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the ductwork installation process.  R A Flynn & Son Inc. is a family owned business providing heating, ventilation, and HVAC solutions to residential and commercial customers.

Brown County

Mount Orab Village
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase two power cots with accessories and one power load to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  The Village of Mount Orab Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services.

Butler County

Barrett Paving Materials Inc.
BWC approved $23,784.81 to purchase two barrel movers to potentially reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, vibration, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will improve the road paving process. Barrett Paving Materials Inc is a road and infrastructure builder.

Clark County

Benjamin Steel Co Inc.
BWC approved $33,577.56 to purchase four jib cranes and four crane hoists to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual material handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve steel processing/delivery process. Benjamin Steel Co Inc is a steel service center that processes and delivers steel to customers, such as fabrication shops.

Coshocton County

City of Coshocton
BWC approved $35,886.00 to purchase one overhead crane system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the vehicle repair and maintenance process.  The City of Coshocton Public Works Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of 65 miles of city roads and four municipal cemeteries.

Cuyahoga County

Fairview Park Schools
BWC approved $15,017.65 to purchase, one tugger, one ramp, one stacker, one hydraulic elevating cart, one lift mover, and one portable desk mover to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, fingers, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate load, and manual material handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the delivery handling, equipment repair, and lifting/moving of school property. Fairview Park Schools is a K-12 school system.

Cuyahoga County
BWC approved $33,431.35 to purchase seven manhole cover lifters with swing arms to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the manhole inspection process.  Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works contracts sewer maintenance with 35 cities including inspection and filming of sewer lines.

Jergens Inc.
BWC approved $24,360.75 to purchase one mist collection system with ventilation to reduce the risk of injury to the respiratory system, eyes, and dermis, upper and lower extremities related to exposure to metal working fluids. This intervention will improve the grinding process.  Jergens Inc. manufactures metal workholding, lifting devices, and kwik-lok pins and ancillary products.

Defiance County

Keller Packaging of Napoleon Inc.
BWC approved $4,912.50 to purchase one 4’ film roll handler and one 7’ film roll handler to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual material handling – load. This intervention will improve the wrapping/packaging process. Keller Packaging is a warehousing and co-pack business.

Erie County

JBT Foodtech
BWC approved $8,463.00 to purchase two truck restraints to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to falls from elevated heights.  This intervention will improve the loading/unloading process.  JBT Foodtech manufactures food processing equipment such as ovens, freezers, fryers, batter/bread, and portioners.

Fairfield County

Greenfield Township
BWC approved $37,184.73 to purchase one power cot with accessories, one power load, and one patient transport stair-chair to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  The Greenfield Township Fire Department provides emergency services.

Geauga County

Sajar Plastics LLC
BWC approved $17,352.00 to twelve paint gun systems, twelve hydraulic lift table, twelve surface top turn tables, and one 12V powered tilting pallet and container product transporter to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the painting, finishing, and packing processes.  Sajar Plastics is a gas assisted injection molding company that specializes in custom plastic molding products.

Pike Township
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one power cot with accessories, one power load, and one chest compression system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport and cardiovascular resuscitation processes.  Pike Township Fire and EMS is a volunteer/part-time paid department that provides fire protection, full, basic, and advanced life support transport ambulance services.

The Arms Trucking Co.
BWC approved $4,650.00 to purchase two electric cable systems for tarping systems to reduce the risk of injury to wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to awkward postures and push/pull heavy load. This intervention will improve the truck tarping process.  The Arms Trucking Co. specializes in bulk materials transportation.

Hamilton County

Sycamore Community Schools
BWC approved $6,135.00 to purchase one portable pool lift for the disabled to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate and heavy loads, and manual materials handling – load.  This intervention will improve the process of placing and retrieving the disabled into/from the pool.  Sycamore Community Schools is a K-12 school system.

Holmes County

Yoder Lumber Co. Inc.
BWC approved $11,727.86 to purchase four portable scissor lift tables to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motions, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the loading and banding process.  Yoder Lumber Co. Inc. is a multi-faceted lumber processing facility.

Jackson County

Buckeye Community Services Inc.
BWC approved $34,801.75 to purchase five sit-to-stand lifts, one wall lift, and one hydraulic lift to potentially reduce the risk of injury to back, shoulders, and lower extremities related to repetitive motion, lifting, and awkward postures.  The intervention will improve the process of patient maneuvering, and lifting, including into and out of a van.  Buckeye Community Services is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides residential, day habilitation and employment services for people with developmental disabilities.

Licking County

Karst & Sons Masonry Inc.
BWC approved $39,928.95 to purchase one mast climbing work platform system to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward  postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling, load and frequency. This intervention will improve the bricklaying process. Karst & Sons Masonry Inc is a mason subcontractor that constructs buildings of concrete block, brick and/or stone.

Quality Yard and Home Maintenance
BWC approved $36,450.00 to purchase one firewood processor with six-way and four-way splitter attachments, hydro-elevator, and slide table to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the logging process.  Quality Yard and Home Maintenance is a full service lawn care and landscaping company.

Mahoning County

Rhiel Supply Co.
BWC approved $21,320.50 to purchase five self-leveling U-boat carts, one power ramp dock leveler, one edge of dock leveler, one lift gate, one light duty motorized stair climbing hand truck, and one rough terrain cart to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, arms, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Rhiel Supply Company is a retailer and distributor of janitorial cleaning and maintenance supplies.

Mercer County

Village of Fort Recovery
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one hydraulic boom, one hydraulic jack with water recirculation kit, and one excavation system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull heavy load, manual materials handling, electrocution, and explosion. This intervention will improve the process of maintaining utility lines.  The Village of Fort Recovery Street and Water Departments are responsible for street construction, reconstruction, and repair projects.

Portage County

Kent Display Inc.
BWC approved $830.12 to purchase one drum carrier to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Kent Display Inc. is a world leader of research, development, and manufacture of liquid crystal displays (LCD) for sustainable applications.

WVFD Joint Fire District
BWC approved $39,770.69 to purchase one power cot with accessories, one power load, and two patient transport stair-chair to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  WVFD Joint Fire District provides emergency rescue services to the residents of Windham Village and Township.

Community EMS District
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase two powered load systems, two powered cots, two compatibility kits, and other accessories to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. Community EMS District provides emergency services to the Village of Garrettsville and the Townships of Freedom and Nelson.

Putnam County

Unarco Material Handling Inc.
BWC approved $25,197.00 to purchase eight self-leveling lift tables, four post lift tables, one straddle tilter lift table, and one lift table to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Unarco Materials Handling Inc. manufactures steel rack systems for warehousing as well as agricultural products.

Seneca County

Bloom Township
BWC approved $19,231.62 to purchase one powered load system for an existing powered cot and one compatibility kit to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. Bloom Township provides a volunteer based fire department that services residents of the township in Seneca County.

Shelby County

Everyday Technologies Inc.
BWC approved $5,632.50 to purchase one scissor lift table to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, fingers, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward  postures, contact stress, and push/pull – moderate load. This intervention will improve the metal manufacturing process. Everyday Technologies Inc. fabricates steel, aluminum and stainless steel to meet their costumers’ specifications.

Stark County

Damon Industries Inc.
BWC approved $27,525.23 to purchase three dock levelers, three lift tables, one drum handler, one acid filling station with track, trolley and tool balancer, one emergency acid shut-off system, and one remote ground level filling system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, head, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, chemical burns, slips, trips, and falls. This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Damon Industries Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of cleaning and sanitation chemicals and supplies.

Lawrence Township
BWC approved $11,258.02 to purchase one post driver with U channel drive kit, one set of pallet forks, one lift gate, and one 800 pound capacity electric crane to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the sign installation and culvert cleaning processes.  Lawrence Township Road Department provides maintenance of roads, right-of-ways, ditches, culverts, and signage for township roads.

Summit County

Merryweather Foam Inc.
BWC approved $38,355.66 to purchase two dock levelers and 4 dock restraints to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to falls from high elevations or being struck by a moving semi trailer. This intervention will improve the loading/unloading process. Merryweather Foam Inc specializes in the fabrication, lamination and distribution of various foam products.

Maval Industries LLC
BWC approved $28,822.50 to purchase five trailer restraints to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to falls from high elevations or being struck by a moving semi trailer.  This intervention will improve the loading/unloading process. Maval Industries LLC remanufactures power rack and pinion systems.

Trumbull County

A to Z Plumbing and Drain Service LLC
BWC approved $3,810.00 to purchase one stair-climbing dolly to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – heavy load, and manual materials handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the water heater/conditioner replacement process. A to Z Plumbing and Drain Service LLC provides plumbing service, which includes drain cleaning, rough-in plumbing, water tanks/conditioners, gas repair, and more.

Tuscarawas County

Mineral-Sandy Ambulance District
BWC approved $32,879.65 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. Mineral-Sandy Ambulance provides emergency services to the residents of the Village of Mineral City and Sandy Township East.

Washington County

Muskingum Township
BWC approved $34,958.77 to purchase one power cot with accessories, and one power load with mass casualty floor mount  to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Muskingum Township fire department, formally known as Oak Grove Fire Department, is a volunteer department that provides fire protection and emergency medical services.

Wood County

Pinnacle Industrial Entrps Inc. dba Pinnacle Plastic Products
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one granulator with 75HP motor to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and lacerations. This intervention will improve the product finishing process.  Pinnacle Industrial Entrps Inc. dba Pinnacle Plastic Products, manufactures blow molded plastics used in the production of children’s playsets, medical equipment, automotive parts, trash cans, and children’s car seats.

Wyandot County

City of Upper Sandusky
BWC approved $6,146.25 to purchase hose management system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the fire hose maintenance and storage process.  The City of Upper Sandusky Fire Department provides medical and fire emergency services.

January 2017 Safety Grant Recipients

Athens County

Le-Ax Water District dba Le-Ax Water
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one hydro evacuator/valve maintenance system to reduce the risk of injury to arms, shoulders, hands, back, knees, and neck due to pushing, pulling, bending, and repetitive motion.  The purpose of the intervention is to reduce the need for employees to manually turn valve wrenches and improve on reducing ergonomic and overexertion type injuries. Le-Ax derives its name from Lee and Alexander Townships in the western part of Athens County. It provides water services to families in the area.

Butler County

Mc Tank Transport Inc.
BWC approved $12,993.75 to purchase two tether track fall arrest systems to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, falls from heights, and awkward postures. This intervention will improve the materials transport and maintenance processes.  MC Tank Transport Inc. is a transportation company that services the liquid bulk industry which also provides maintenance, inspections, and repair of rolling stock tank vehicles.

Clark County

Carmichael Machine Corp.
BWC approved $4,441.75 to purchase one hydraulic vehicle restrain system with automatic lights communication package to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, falls from forklift, and strike by vehicle. This intervention will improve the materials loading and unloading process.  Carmichael Machine Corp. manufactures precision-machined parts from all grades of metal for midrange production for the automotive replacement products industry.

Meva Formwork Systems Inc.
BWC approved $33,724.00 to purchase one air filtration system to reduce the risk of injury to respiratory and auditory systems related to high exposures to noise and airborne chemical particulate.  This intervention will improve the welding process.  Spring Valley Township Fire Department is a combination part-time, fulltime, and volunteer fire department that provides fire protection and emergency medical services.

Clermont County

Tate Township Trustees
BWC approved $32,748.45 to purchase one power cot with accessories and power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Tate Township Trustees Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to the Village of Bethel and Tate Township.

Coshocton County

Echoing Hills Village Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase 33 ceiling lifts to reduce the risk of injury to back, shoulders, and lower extremities related to repetitive motion, lifting, and awkward postures.  The intervention will improve the process of patient maneuvering and lifting.  Echoing Hills Village Inc is a not-for-profit that provides services to the disabled in 15 different facilities.

Cuyahoga County

Chalfant Sewing Fabricators Inc.
BWC approved $17,556.37 to purchase one roll slitting with a set of 3 rollers, hydraulic roll support, one loader cart, and one fork mount carpet pole attachment to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the materials loading and unloading process.  Chalfant Sewing Fabricators Inc. is a manufacturer of loading dock equipment, dock seals, dock shelters, dock levelers, and safety trailer restraints.

Village of Woodmere
BWC approved $35,467.12 to purchase one power cot and power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Village of Woodmere Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services.

Defiance County

Delaware Township
BWC approved $33,816.50 to purchase one power cot and power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Delaware Township Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services.

Erie County

Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc.
BWC approved $13,232.02 to purchase five lift tables to potentially reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, vibration, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will improve the crash test dummy manufacturing process. Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc produces a wide variety of products including regulated and non-regulated crash test dummies.

Franklin County

City of Bexley
BWC approved $5,451.08 to purchase sixty-two ballistic vest carriers and thirty-one duty-belt suspension systems to reduce the risk of injury to wrist, back, and legs related to awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the policing process.  The City of Bexley Police Department provides public safety services.

Franklin Township
BWC approved $27,465.75 to purchase two chest compression systems with battery chargers, batteries, two fastbacks, and one hose roller with coupling jaws and two extra coupling jaws to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient cardiovascular resuscitation and hose maintenance processes.  Franklin Township Fire Department provides services on the west side of Columbus Ohio.

Ron Zaniewski Inc. dba Ohio Tree Care
BWC approved $37,650.00 to purchase one firewood processor with diesel engine, one six-way wedge attachment, and one 26foot paddle belt conveyor to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, arms, wrist, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motions, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the logging process.  Ron Zaniewski Inc. dba Ohio Tree Care is a tree and plant care service company that also offers tree removal and firewood services.

AHF Ohio Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase six sit-to-stand patient lifts and four patient lifts with scales to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transfer process.  AHF Ohio Inc. is a not for profit nursing care facility.

Columbus Glass and Mirror Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one flat glass mover to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual material handling.  This intervention will improve the glass moving process. Columbus Glass and Mirror Inc is involved in the architectural aluminum glass and glazing industry.

Hamilton County

Mayers Electric Co Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase three conduit benders, two end strippers, two wire pullers, and four conduit tables to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, fingers, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and push/pull – moderate and heavy loads.  This intervention will improve the electrical installation/maintenance process. Mayers Electric Co Inc provides electrical services for the industrial, commercial, and institutional markets in the Greater Cincinnati Area.

Janszen Discount Products Inc.
BWC approved $18,630.77 to purchase one order picker to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, fingers, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual materials handling – load. This intervention will improve the product stocking/retrieval process. Janszen Discount Products Inc. purchases liquidation, surplus, and salvages loads and sells them in the United States and abroad.

City of Harrison for Fire Department
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase two powered load systems and two powered cots to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. This intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. The City of Harrison Fire Department provides services to the community.

Henry County

Ridgeville Township
BWC approved $10,252.78 to purchase one chest compression systems with battery charger, batteries, carrying case, and two life-band packs to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient cardiovascular resuscitation process.  Ridgeville Township Volunteer Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to the residents within the township and parts of Adams, Freedom, and Napoleon Townships.

Jackson County

Lancaster Commercial Products LLC
BWC approved $9,295.84 to purchase one order picker and one double scissor cart to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, and manual material handling – load and frequency. This intervention will improve the order picking process. Lancaster Commercial Products LLC produces hotel items such as ice buckets, wastebaskets and serving trays.

Knox County

Mount Vernon
BWC approved $8,520.73 to purchase one hydraulic chainsaw with power grip pipe clamp, hydraulic hose set, portable water supply, one replacement chain, and one concrete chain to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, neck, back, and legs related to  repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and vibration. This intervention will improve the cutting water lines process.  The City of Mount Vernon Water and Wastewater Department maintains water and wastewater lines.

Hospice of North Central Ohio Inc.
BWC approved $1,208.67 to purchase three extra-large slide sheets, two double extra large slide sheets, and one lift table to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transfer and supplies storage processes.  Hospice of North Central Ohio Inc. provides palliative and hospice care to terminally ill patients.

Lake County 

TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Svs. Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase two programmable robotic soldering arms with tips to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, and neck related to hand force pinch and awkward postures. This intervention will improve the soldering process.  TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Svs. Inc. manufactures and services electronic and electro-mechanical assemblies in various industries, defense, aerospace, and medical applications.

Logan County

City of Bellefontaine
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one power cot with accessories, one power load system, and one chest compression system with soft stretcher  to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist,  arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport and cardiovascular resuscitation processes.  The City of Bellefontaine Fire and EMS Department operates from a single station providing services to the Bellefontaine community.

Lucas County

Bunting Bearing LLC
BWC approved $ 21,216.56 to purchase two auto-tarping systems to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual material handling – load. This intervention will improve semi-trailer tarping/untarping process. Bunting Bearings LLC manufactures continuous cast and centrifugally cast bronze bars, powered metal bearing, components, and permanent mold parts.

Mahoning County

Cardinal Joint Fire District
BWC approved $34,848.38 to purchase one power cot and one power load to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Cardinal Joint Fire District is an all-hazards fire department providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.

Mercer County

Casad Company Inc. dba Copy Super Center
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one automatic screen cleaning and reclaiming system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist,  arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, and vibration. This intervention will improve the printing screen cleaning process.  Casad Company Inc. dba Copy Super Center produces customized promotional products for a diverse customer base through internet orders.

Montgomery County

City of Moraine
BWC approved $23,796.25 to purchase one power cot and power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  City of Moraine Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical.

Paulding County

Payne Village
BWC approved $33,389.94 to purchase one power cot with accessories and power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Payne Village Fire Department provides firefighter/EMT services to Benton and Harrison Townships and the Village of Payne.

Preble County

Brown Transport Inc.
BWC approved $7,462.50 to purchase five man doors for trailers 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. Brown Transport Inc is a commercial trucking company specializing in bulk dump commodities.

Scioto County

Little’s Plumbing
BWC approved $35,483.64 to purchase six lift gates, five stair climbing hand trucks, and two platform trucks to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the materials loading and unloading process.  Little’s Plumbing operating in the Tri-State area of Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia providing installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing systems, sewer line repair and replacements, for residential and commercial customers.

Stark County

V & S Schuler Engineering Inc.
BWC approved $29,911.92 to purchase five lift tables and two portable dust/fume collectors to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull, manual materials handling, and exposure to hazardous materials. This intervention will improve the welding process.  V & S Schuler Engineering Inc. fabricates structural steel projects such as transition and distribution lines, simple bridges, conveyor systems, and substations.

Summit County

City of Hudson
BWC approved $34,800.75 to purchase one power cot with accessories, one power load, and one mass casualty floor mount to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. This intervention will improve the patient transport process.  The City of Hudson Emergency Medical Services provides full, basic, and advanced life support transport ambulance services.

Trumbull County

Badurik LLC
BWC approved $11,983.75 to purchase one custom built 40 foot meat rail to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to awkward postures, manual materials handling, lacerations, slips, trips, and falls. This intervention will improve the butchering process.  Badurik LLC is a full service retail butcher shop.

December 2016 Safety Grant Recipients

Allen County

Richland Township
BWC approved $9,292.07 to purchase one chest compression system with charger, batteries, power cord, life band packs, and one auto pulse soft stretcher to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist,  arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the cardiopulmonary resuscitation process.  Richland Township Fire Department provides fire, rescue, emergency medical services, and other life safety and technical rescue services.

Vanamatic Company
BWC approved $19,789.73 to purchase one conveyor system with a universal robot and accessories to reduce the risk of injury to hands, fingers, wrists, shoulders, arms, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, awkward postures, bending, and push/pull – moderate load. The intervention will improve the CNC lathing process. Vanamatic Company is a global supplier of precision machined components for the aerospace, automotive, fluid power, and general fittings industries and is located in Delphos, Ohio.

Auglaize County

City of St. Marys
BWC approved $9,861.00 to purchase one chest compression system with charger, battery, and power cord to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist,  arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the cardiopulmonary resuscitation process.  City of St. Marys Fire Department provides fire, rescue, emergency medical services, and other life safety and technical rescue services.

Murotech Ohio Corporation
BWC approved $18,113.94 to purchase twenty skid lifters to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Murotech Ohio Corporation specializes in precision stamping and grinding for the automotive industry.

Brown County

Clark Township for Fire and EMS
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase two powered load systems and one powered cot (one powered cot exists) to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. The intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. Clark Township Fire and EMS provides fire suppression, rescue and EMS services in the southern portion of Brown County.

Clark County

Morgal Machine Tool Co.
BWC approved $4,260.77 to purchase one hydraulic vehicle restrain system with automatic lights communication package to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, falls from forklift, and strike by vehicle. The intervention will improve the materials loading and unloading process.  Morgal Machine Tool Co. is a precision metal forming manufacturer that specializes in stamping, leveling, and v-groove/u-groove and poly-groove pulleys with welded hubs.

Rose City Manufacturing Inc.
BWC approved $12,709.92 to purchase three hydraulic vehicle restraint systems with automatic lights communication package to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, falls from forklift, and strike by vehicle. The intervention will improve the materials loading and unloading process.  Rose City Manufacturing Inc. specializes in precision metal stampings, blanks, laminations, and welded assemblies.

Clinton County

SRWW Joint Fire District #2
BWC approved $6,795.00 to purchase one power hose roller system with go-pack, extra battery pack and charger, extra coupling jaws, and fastback to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the hose testing, roll-up, and transport processes.  SRWW Joint Fire District #2 is the primary provider of fire, rescue, emergency medical, and other life safety/technical rescue services for the Village of Sabina, and the townships of Richland, Wilson, Wayne, and Jasper.

 Cuyahoga County

City of Pepper Pike
BWC approved $12,085.00 to purchase one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient transferring process.  City of Pepper Pike provides emergency medical and non-emergency medical transport for residents within the city.

City of Rocky River for Fire Department
BWC approved $39,357.42 to purchase two powered load systems for two existing powered cots to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. The intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. The City of Rocky River Fire Department provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services (EMS).

Mid-West Presort Mailing Services Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one conveyor system to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, fingers, wrists, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling – load.  The intervention will improve the mail sorting process. Mid-West Presort Mailing Services Inc. is a mail sorting company that sorts mail for the USPS.

Westlake
BWC approved $14,456.58 to purchase one power cot and power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  The Westlake Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services.

Fairfield County

Bloom Township for Fire Department
BWC approved $8,928.00 to purchase two hose maintenance systems to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, neck, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the fire hose maintenance process. The Bloom Township Fire Department provides fire suppression services in an about 45 square miles area in Fairfield and Pickaway Counties.

Kumler Collision Inc
BWC approved $5,834.77 to purchase one 1-ton electric hoist with overhead I-beam to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling – load. The intervention will improve the auto mechanical repair process. Kumler Collision Inc is a full service auto body and mechanical repair center located in Lancaster, Ohio.

Franklin County

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC
BWC approved $10,988.67 to purchase five shortening shuttles and five portable oil filters to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to burns, hand force, awkward postures, push/pull – moderate loads, and manual material handling – load and frequency.  This intervention will improve the oil filtering/straining process. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants is a full service restaurant company.

McClellan Construction Co. Inc.
BWC approved $11,371.98 to purchase two 10foot podium ladders, two 8 foot podium ladders, one mobile fall protection cart, and one portable scaffolding system to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to lacerations, awkward postures, slips, trips, falls, electrical hazards, repetitive motions, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the building maintenance and construction processes.  Miles McClellan Construction is a general contractor.

Greene County

Chester Township
BWC approved $30,784.50 to purchase one integrated patient transport and loading system and installation to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Chester Township Volunteer Fire Department provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.

Guernsey County

AFC Cable Systems Inc dba Midwest Cable
BWC approved $22,170.99 to purchase one industrial parts washer to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate loads, and manual materials handling – load. The intervention will improve the industrial parts washing process. AFC Cable Systems Inc is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of electrical distribution products and is located in Byesville, Ohio.

Hamilton County

Goettle Equipment Company Inc
BWC approved $32,014.50 to purchase one hydraulic tooling handler attachment to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, fingers, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull – moderate and heavy load, and manual materials handling – load. The intervention will improve the horizontal tieback anchor/vertical micropiles construction process. Goettle Equipment Company Inc assists contractors in Earth Retention and Deep Foundation Systems.

KDM Signs Inc.
BWC approved$29,375.00 to purchase one banner rolling machine to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, and contact stress. The intervention will improve the materials handling process.  KDM Signs Inc. prints, kits, and warehouse point of purchase materials.

Mt. Healthy
BWC approved $33,727.70 to purchase one power cot and one power load to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Mt. Healthy Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services.

Oaktree LLC dba Oak Hills Nursing & Rehab
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase eighteen patient slings of various sizes, four patient lifts with scales, two sit to stand lifts, two patient lifts, and one patient slide package to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient transferring process.  Oak Hills Nursing & Rehab is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Cincinnati Ohio.

Terrace Park Village for EMS
BWC approved $34,028.73 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. The intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. Terrace Park Emergency Medical Services is an all-volunteer Basic Life Support department in Hamilton County.

Holmes County

Bunker Hill Cheese Co. Inc.
BWC approved $21,885.08 to purchase one custom build stationary platform system and one single pedestal support platform to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to falls from heights, slips, trips, falls, awkward postures, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the milk tanker unloading and cleaning process.  Bunker Hill Cheese Co. Inc. produces cheese, butter, and whey products.

Jackson County

Buckeye Community Services Inc.
BWC approved $5,198.25 to purchase one lift gate and one battery powered stair climbing hand truck to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the appliances moving process.  Buckeye Community Services Inc. is a private not for profit organization that provides residential, day habilitation, and employment services for people who have developmental disabilities.

Knox County

J & R Farms LLC
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one grain engulfment prevention/retrieval system and one roof top fall protection system to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to falls from heights and engulfment. The intervention will improve the maintenance of grain bins process.  J & R Farms LLC grows and harvests several thousand acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat in and around Knox and Licking Counties.

Lorain County

Columbia Township
BWC approved $38,151.75 to purchase one power cot with accessories one power load, and one mass casualty floor mount to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Columbia Township Fire Department provides primary fire protection and emergency medical services to the township.

Elyria Township for Fire Department
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase two powered load systems and two powered cots to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. The intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. The Elyria Township Fire Department provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.

Lucas County

Dunbar Mechanical Inc.
BWC approved $4,898.40 to purchase two material lifts to reduce the risk of injury to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and push/pull – moderate load. The intervention will improve the heating unit installation process. Dunbar Mechanical is a full-service mechanical contractor that works for Industrial, Healthcare, and Commercial clients.

Mahoning County

Tabor’s Landscaping & Garden Ctr. Inc. dba Tabor’s Landscaping
BWC approved $9,439.34 to purchase one landscape rake attachment and one bucket grapple to reduce the risk of hands, wrist, arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the materials installation process.  Tabor’s Landscaping installs new and repairs existing lawns, landscaping, and hardscape.

Montgomery County

Grace Brethren Village Inc.
BWC approved $4,478.52 to purchase five patient slings of various sizes and one patient lift to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient hygiene and transfer processes.  Grace Brethren Village is a not-for-profit retirement community providing 24-hour skilled nursing care and therapy services.

Portage County

Randolph Township
BWC approved $36,172.50 to purchase two rescue spreader packages, one extrication cutter, one ergonomic ram, one combitool, and one strong arm kit with batteries, charger, and tips to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient rescue and extrication process.  Randolph Township Fire Department provides emergency medical care and fire protection services.

Preble County

North Central Ambulance District
BWC approved  $35,022.38 to purchase one power load and one power cot with accessories to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  North Central Ambulance District provides emergency medical services.

Richland County

Mansfield Memorial Homes Inc.
BWC approved $20,640.25 to purchase twelve patient slings of various sizes, five bariatric patient slide sheets with handles, five portable ceiling lifts, five reacher arms, five mesh slings with head support, four wire spring platform carts, three stand up lifts, one hygiene chair, one hamper with foot control, and one scaffold system.  The items will reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient hygiene and transfer processes.  Mansfield Memorial Homes Inc. is a skilled nursing facility providing long-term and rehabilitation care.

Sandusky County

Lindsey Village
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase two hydraulic rescue spreaders, two hydraulic rescue cutter, two hydraulic rescue rams, and one portable power plug to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, elbows, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, moderate vibration, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient extraction and rescue process.  Lindsey Village Volunteer Fire Department provides fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services for the communities of Washington and Rich Townships Franklin Township.

Scioto County

Nile Township EMS
BWC approved $33,793.88 to purchase one powered load system and one powered cot to reduce the risk of injury related to manually lifting and loading/unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles. The intervention will improve the process of patient handling and lifting by reducing repetitive lifting. Nile Township EMS is a partially paid service and partially volunteer EMS serving an 86 square mile area in Scioto County.

Seneca County

Fostoria Ethanol LLC dba Poet Biorefining Fostoria
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one dryer platform and one boom assembly to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, falls, suspension trauma, contusions, hand force, and chemical exposures. The intervention will improve the equipment maintenance process. Poet Biorefining Fostoria is a starch based ethanol biorefinery located in northwest Ohio.

Stark County

Greentown Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc.
BWC approved $40,000.00 to purchase one power cot with accessories, one power load system, one chest compression system, and one mass casualty floor mat to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and patient transporting processes.  Greentown Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc. is a not for profit organization that provides fire, emergency medical, and public emergency services to Lake Township Ohio.

Van Wert County

Cool Machines Inc.
BWC approved $3,259.01 to purchase one portable fume collector to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to burns, electrocution, inhalants, UV rays, and sparking. The intervention will improve the welding process.  Cool Machines Inc. builds insulation blowing machines, vacuums, and accessories for insulation contractors.

Wayne County

Milton Township
BWC approved $30,109.06 to purchase one power cot and power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist,  arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Milton Township is a volunteer fire and emergency medical services department.

Wood County

The D S Brown Company
BWC approved $15,346.75 to purchase one micro bulk gas storage system to reduce the risk of injury to the upper and lower extremities related to explosion, hand force, repetitive motions, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling. The intervention will improve the materials handling and preheating processes.  The D S Brown Company is a designer, supplier, and manufacturer of engineered products for the bridge and highway industry.