First quarter 2018 safety grant recipients

Allen County

US Millwright Services Inc.
$7,585.92 to purchase one fall rescue system and weather cover 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 installation of fabricated product processes. US Millwright Services is a steel fabrication and Millwright company.

Ashland County

Vermilion Township
$34,297.50 to purchase one rescue spreader, one rescue cutter, one battery powered rescue ram with two angled heads, one rescue combination tool, and one accessory charger, batteries, and case 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.  The intervention will improve the patient rescue and extrication processes.  Vermillion Township Fire Department responds to local emergencies, including vehicle incidents.

Auglaize County

A. Dorsten, Inc.
$30,178.96 to purchase one all-terrain scissor lift to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, falls from elevated heights, electrical shock, lacerations, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the construction installation process.  H.A. Dorsten Inc. is a general contracting company that specializes in commercial, institutional, and industrial new construction and renovation projects.

Clermont County

General Data Company Inc.
$17,087.25 to purchase one electric vertical mast platform lift with charger, anchor and harness for the Ferguson Drive location 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 materials handling process.  General Data Company Inc. is a narrow web label manufacturer specializing in printed and blank labels in rolls, fanfold, and stacks of sheets.

General Data Company Inc.
$17,948.25 to purchase one electric vertical mast platform lift with charger, anchor and harness for the McMann Street location to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrists, arms, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate load to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the materials handling process.  General Data Company Inc. is a narrow web label manufacturer specializing in printed and blank labels in rolls, fanfold, and stacks of sheets.

General Data Company Inc.
$3,279.74 to purchase one battery operated pallet jack for the Ferguson Drive location to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and push/pull moderate to heavy load.  This intervention will improve materials handling process.  General Data Company Inc. is a narrow web label manufacturer specializing in printed and blank labels in rolls, fanfold, and stacks of sheets.

Miami Township
$8,643.23 to purchase suspension systems, vest carrier systems, long and short sleeve base shirt systems, and duty belt harnesses to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, vibrations, contact stress, manuals materials handling and environmental exposure.  This intervention will improve the police performance duty shift process.  Miami Township Policy Department is the primary fulltime provider of policy series for Miami Township in Clermont County, Ohio.

Clark County

Green Township
$38,026.62 to purchase one power cot, one power load system, and one power load system upgrade kit with power kit for existing squad 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 transport process.  Green Township fire service is a 911 based emergency service that provides service to Green and Mad River Townships in Clark County.

Columbiana County

J P Industrial Products Inc.
$40,000 to purchase two pivot dumping systems, one metal grinder surround, and one shaker table with conveyor and metal detector to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, awkward postures, contact stress, and lacerations.  This intervention will improve the materials sorting process.  J P Industrial Products Inc. is a plastics recycler.

Crawford County

Bucyrus
$11,583 to purchase four nozzles to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrists, arms, back, and legs related to repetition, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, vibrations, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the fire extinguishing process.  Bucyrus Fire Department provides Fire and EMS services to the Community in an 8-square mile radius.

Cuyahoga County

Even Cut Abrasive Co.
$27,205 to purchase one automatic feeding cutter with two paper stands to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, awkward postures, contact stress, and vibration.  This intervention will improve the tube cutting process.  Even Cut Abrasive Co. is a manufacturer of coated and non-woven specialty abrasive products for industrial use.

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
$37,070.27 to purchase twelve shipping containers, ten hand trucks, six plastic triple trolleys, six forklift moving straps, six single-handed carry clamps, one reach hand truck, and one dock scissor lift to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, 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 be used improve the manual materials handling and elevated construction processes.  Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates and builds affordable housing for people in need.

Panzica Construction Company
$3,191.04 to purchase one liftgate with light kit 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.  This intervention will improve the materials loading and unloading process.  Panzica Construction Company is a general contractor and construction management company.

Delaware County

Wolfrum Roofing & Exteriors LLC
$40,000 to purchase two motorized carts with five power units, two hydraulic roof rippers, and two automatic roof welders 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, vibration, and push/pull heavy load.  This intervention will improve the repair, removal, and installation processes.  Wolfrum Roofing & Exteriors LLC performs commercial and residential roofing, gutters, and siding repairs and installation.

Franklin County

Heinzerling Foundation
$12,058.56 to purchase eight motors for ceiling lift systems 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.  The intervention will improve the patient transfer process.  Heinzerling Foundation provides 24-hour residential care to children and adults with severe or profound developmental disabilities.

Land Grant Brewing Company LLC
$40,000 to purchase one hop infusion pump and one semi-automatic single lane can-carrier applicator 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 manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the can packaging process.  Land Grant Brewing Company LLC is a craft brewery located in the west downtown Columbus Ohio area.

Geauga County

Burton Volunteer Fire Department Inc.
$29,586.78 to purchase two power load systems, two power cots, and two compatibility kits for existing cots, and two mass casualty floor mounts to reduce 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 transport process.  Burton Volunteer Fire Department Inc. provides fire and emergency medical services to residents of Burton Village, Burton Township, and a portion of Claridon Township.

Universal Plastics-Sajar Molding Services I
$24,656.23 to purchase one 6-axis robotic press to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the press process.  Universal Plastics-Sajar Molding Services I is a gas assisted injection molding company specializing in parts for the medical, industrial, and electric equipment markets.

Greene County

Miami Township
$26,800.50 to purchase one power cot with load systems to reduce 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 transport process.  Miami Township Fire-Rescue provides fire protection and emergency medical services.

Smith Dot LLC
$19,650 to purchase two tarping systems to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to falls from elevated work sites, hand force, and eye injuries.  This intervention will improve the truck tarping process.  Smith Dot LLC is a flatbed transportation company with 20 drivers.

Hamilton County

City of North College Hill
$10,783.60 to purchase one battery powered rescue combination cutter and spreader with adapter, energy pack, and bay charger, and two sets of auto crib stabilizers to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hand, wrist, arms, should, 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 process of rescuing victims from heavy equipment.  The City of North College Hill Fire Department provides fire suppression and emergency medical services.

Ford Development Corp.
$13,288.35 to purchase one pivot dump track buggy 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 materials handling process.  Ford Development Corp. is a general contractor specializing in roadway improvements, utility work, machine bases, sewer and water lines.

Innovative Woodworking Inc.
$4,822.50 to purchase one scissor lift with skirting 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 cabinet assembly and inspection process.  Innovative Woodworking Inc. is a custom casework manufacturer specializing in plastic laminate, wood and solid surface cabinetry and counter tops.

Pie Ohio LLC dba Pieology Pizzeria
$23,725.50 to purchase one dough divider/rounder to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, awkward posture, contact stress, and push/pull moderate load.  This intervention will improve the process of cutting, weighing, and forming dough balls.  Pie Ohio LLC dba Pieology Pizzeria specializes in stone deck open flame oven baked pizza.

Rhinegeist LLC
$25,583 to purchase one 185-pound capacity non-porous vacuum lifting system to reduce the risk of injury to hand, 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 barrel lifting process.  Rhinegeist LLC is a craft brewery located in Cincinnati.

Shawnee Spring Health Care Center, LLC
$4,118.22 to purchase one patient cradle, one patient lift system and slings to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, elbows, 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 lifting and transfer process. Shawnee Spring Health Care Center, LLC is a Transitional Care destination for those needing specialized attention on a short term or continuing basis.

Jefferson County

Brilliant Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc.
$29,033.24 to purchase one chest compression system, one oxygen cylinder lift, and one hose roller 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 load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the cardiovascular resuscitation and hose maintenance processes.  Brilliant Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc. provides fire protection and emergency medical services to residents in southern Jefferson County.

Nino & Dawn Scaffidi dba Scaffidi’s Pasta
$10,879.79 to purchase two foil and film dispensers/cutters, two bulk cooking baskets, two large bussing/transport carts, one front loading pan carrier with cart, one convertible cart,  one high-speed microwave convection oven, and one garbage lift 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, slips, trips, falls, and burns.  This intervention will improve the food preparation and serving processes.  Nino & Dawn Scaffidi dba Scaffidi’s Pasta is a family owned and operated Italian food service and full-service restaurant business that also provides off-site catering.

Valley Converting Co. (Jefferson)
$29,046 to purchase one horizontal steel belt conveyor to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, falls, strains, sprains, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and crushing injuries.  This intervention will improve the material handling process.  Valley Converting Co. is a manufacturer and converter of recycled paperboard.

Knox County

College Township
$33,441.50 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.  College Township is a split part-time paid and volunteer fire department.

Lake County

Marut & Sons Excavating Inc.
$4,723.68 to purchase one caterpillar hydraulic dual lock coupler to reduce the risk of injury to hand, wrist, arms, 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 manual process of changing the buckets on the excavator.  Marut & Sons Excavating Inc. provides utility repair, installation, and maintenance services to residential sites.

Licking County

Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries Inc. dba GW Business Solutions LLC
$39,852 to purchase one hundred sixty-two spring lift platform carts to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hand, wrist, arms, should, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the process of sorting donations.  Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries Inc. is a non-profit agency whose mission and primary operation is to provide training, employment, and support services to individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Lorain County

South Shore Electrics Inc.
$2,217.10 to purchase four dust extraction systems to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to exposures to respirable crystalline silica and respirable dust.  This intervention will improve the drilling process.  South Shore Electrics Inc. is an electrical contractor performing work throughout Northeast Ohio.

Woodman Agitator Inc.
$37,773.75 to purchase four vacuum lifting units with jib crane to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, awkward postures, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the process of palletizing and depalletizing boxes.  Woodman Agitator produces steel drum parts, specializing in turning bulk rubber into steel drum head gaskets. 

Lucas County

Egelhof Controls Corp.
$10,010.02 to purchase one helium distribution center with caged fence to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, falls, strains, sprains, and crushing injuries.  This intervention will improve the process of changing helium tanks.  Egelhof Controls Corporation is a manufacturer of control valves for air conditioning systems.

Mahoning County

Village of Lowellville
$30,322.50 to purchase three battery chargers with five batteries, two lifting devices with conical point head, change wedge head, V head, dead blow hammer, spikes, and carrying case, one rescue spreader, one rescue cutter, one battery powered rescue ram with two angled heads, and one bay charger 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.  The intervention will improve the patient rescue and extrication processes.  The Village of Lowellville Fire Department is an all-volunteer department that provides emergency response services to the Village and neighboring communities.

Mercer County

Burkettsville Community Fire Department
$40,000 to purchase two hose reels, one waterway electronic valve, one battery powered cutter, one battery powered spreader, one high force tip nozzle, and one oscillating high force tip nozzle to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to repetitive motion, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the firefighting and extrication processes.  Burkettsville Community Fire Department serves the communities and farm land in rural Mercer county.

Hi-Tech Wire Inc.
$3,746.25 to purchase one tapping arm 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 to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the process of tapping holes into dies.  Hi-Tech Wire Inc. is a manufacturing facility specializing in stamping, tool-die and wire, and conventional electrical discharge machining work.

Mercer Landmark
$6,362.50 to purchase one automated remote-controlled probe system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, shoulder, 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 grain sampling process.  Mercer Landmark is a locally owned farm cooperative of west central Ohio.

St. Henry Volunteer Fire Dept.
$13,678.50 to purchase two hose management systems and two electric hose loading devices 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 heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the hose loading and storage processes.  St Henry Volunteer Fire Department provides fire protection for Granville Township and Village of St. Henry.

Wendel Poultry Service Inc.
$40,000 to purchase one fowl cart washer to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to repetitive motions, awkward postures, moderate vibration, push/pull moderate load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the process of cleaning poultry carts.  Wendel Poultry Service Inc. provides multiple services to the poultry industry including the transport of chickens.

Miami County

Piqua Pizza Supply Co. Inc.
$23,551.37 to purchase one dough bowl lifter, one automated dough rounder, one dough intermediate proofer, and pizza lamination line 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 manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the dough preparation process.  Piqua Pizza Supply Inc. manufactures and distributes fresh frozen pizza dough on a baking foil.

Morrow County

Morrow County Firefighter & Squadmen Association
$35,227.43 to purchase five rescue chairs and two chest compressions systems with batteries, power supply, and desk top charger to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hand, wrist, arms, should, 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 cardiopulmonary resuscitation processes.  Morrow County Firefighter & Squadmen Association provides basic and advanced life support medical services to the residents and visitors of Morrow County.

Muskingum County

Dow Cameron Oil & Gas LLC
$6,189 to purchase one gantry crane and one trolley hoist 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 process of pulling engines.  Dow Cameron Oil & Gas LLC is a service company of the gas and oil industry specializing in transferring well fluids.

Ottawa County

MarineMax East Inc.
$15,667.43 to purchase one 32-foot scissor lift to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the maintenance and repair of large boats.  MarineMax East Inc. is a boat retailer.

Wild Wings Inc.
$10,920 to purchase a guide rail system 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, manual materials handling, and confined space.  The intervention will improve the maintenance process.  Wild Wings Inc. is a dock marina, campground site, manufactured home park, convenience store and restaurant lounge that provide these services for the tourist industry.

Paulding County

Scott Village
$40,000 to purchase one power cot, one power load system, and one 32” wide evacuation hover jack with reusable mat to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulder, 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 patient transport process.  Scott Village Volunteer Fire and EMS provide emergency medical services and fire protection services to residents within the village and surrounding communities.

Preble County

West Alexandria Village
$40,000 to purchase two power load systems, one power cot, and one compatibility kit for existing power cot to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hand, wrist, arms, should, 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.  West Alexandria Village EMS provides emergency medical services to citizens of the Village and Lanier and Twin Townships. 

Putnam County

Ottawa Village
$27,166.75 to purchase one scissor lift, one electric mast crane, and one hydraulic post pounder 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 repair, maintenance, and posting processes of Village facilities and roadways.  Ottawa Village is the county seat of Putnam County with an approximate population of 4,367 residents.

Sandusky County

JVS Garage Door Company Inc.
$15,018.13 to purchase one scissor 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 load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the installation and maintenance processes of overhead doors.  JVS Garage Door Company Inc. is an overhead door contractor.

Ludlow Composites Corp.
$6,494.63 to purchase three hydraulic lift carts to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrists, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, and push/pull moderate load.  The intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Ludlow Composites Corp. is a manufacturer of various PVC and latex foam solutions.

Scioto County

B & L Nelson LLC dba Don Wolfe Funeral Home
$23,171.77 to purchase two hydraulic embalming tables and two mortuary lifts 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 process of preparing human remains for funeral.  B & L Nelson LLC dba Don Wolfe Funeral Home provides prearrangement and funeral services to the public.

Bloom-Vernon Local Schools
$27,182.08 to purchase two kitchen load lifters, two scissor lifts, one desk mover, one appliance dolly, and equipment dolly to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities falls from heights, ladder collapse, hand force, shock, slips, trips, and falls.  This intervention will improve the maintenance and repair processes.  Bloom-Vernon Local Schools is a public-school district with preschool to twelve grades in two buildings.

Seneca County

Dundore Plumbing Heating & Cooling LTD
$23,051.60 to purchase one drive able vertical mast lift, one narrow base scissor lift, and one 26 foot scissors lift to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve installation and repair processes.  Dundore Plumbing Heating & Cooling LTD specialize in the installation of commercial plumbing and HVAC systems.

Stark County

Miller Core II Inc.
$13,282.50 to purchase fourteen sand bins to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to awkward postures, slips, trips, and falls from heights, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the sand bin maintenance process.  Miller Core II Inc. produces cores for the foundry sand core industry.

Uniontown Volunteer Fire Department Inc.
$19,741 to purchase one power cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, 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 Uniontown Fire Department is in Stark County, bordering Summit and Portage Counties. Union town is an unincorporated town including residential, rural and commercial areas.

Summit County

Altran Inc.
$6,296.92 to purchase two lift tables to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, 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.  This intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Altran Inc. specializes in custom rubber mix production.

City of Akron
$40,000 to purchase two power load systems, two compatibility kits for existing cots, and two mass casualty floor mounts to reduce 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 transport process.  The City of Akron Fire Department provides an all-hazard emergency service to the community of Akron.

City of Hudson
$1,971.75 to purchase one manhole cover lift magnet and spreader bar, one manhole cover lift system, and one manhole cover lift system chain extension 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 process of lifting and closing metal manhole covers.  The City of Hudson owns and operates Hudson Public Power and Hudson Water Department which provides electrical service to the community.

Kiltex Corporation
$10,583.44 to purchase one 19-foot scissor lift to reduce risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and push/pull moderate to heavy load.  The intervention will improve the equipment positioning and setup process.  Kiltex Corporation is a manufacturer of straight dipped latex goods.

Trumbull County

Liberty Steel Products of N Jackson LLC
$40,000 to purchase one roll stop storage system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull heavy load, crushing injuries, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will improve the material handling process.  Liberty Steel Products of N Jackson LLC processes coated, cold rolled, and hot rolled steel and provides a variety of blanking services.

Trumbull County
$4,342.50 to purchase one safety cone hitch attachment to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to falls from platform, slips, trips, and falls, and being struck by road debris.  The intervention will improve the road safety cone placement process.  Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is responsible for the operation and maintenance of roads, bridges and culverts throughout the county.

Van Wert County

Van Wert County
$7,346.40 to purchase five 1 ½ cubic yard light duty hoppers, one light bulb eater machine, one removable chute, one 55-gallon drum, one 55- gallon drum dolly with brakes, one stainless steel wet-dry vacuum 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 load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the maintenance process.  Van Wert County recycling provides recycling services for the residents of Van Wert County.

Washington County

Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department Inc.
$13,798.62 to purchase one chest compression system and one stair chair to reduce the risk of injury to the lower back, upper back, shoulders, hand, elbows and abdominal wall related to pushing/pulling related to lifting, 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 and the up and down stair patient transporting process. Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Departments provides Fire and EMS services.

Wayne County

Des Eck Welding LLC
$35,193.83 to purchase three portable ventilation units, two scissor lift tables, one powered pallet jack, one hand pallet truck, and one vacuum sheet lifter to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, 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.  Des Eck Welding is a fabrication and welding shop that designed, welds, and assembles metal fire rings, stable equipment, tree stands, and metal furniture.

Mechanicsburg Village
$6,268.46 to purchase 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.  The intervention will improve the cardiovascular resuscitation process.  Mechanicsburg Village Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services.

Reed Warehouse Company Inc.
$13,619.02 to purchase one high density vertical baler, and one single phase motor 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, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Reed Warehouse Company Inc. specializes in business records storage, secure document destruction, and cross dock operations.

Town & Country Fire District
$11,359.60 to purchase one chest compression system 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. Town & Country Fire District is a combination fire department located in West Salem.

Williams County

City of Bryan
BWC approved $13,976.21 to purchase one battery powered unmanned aircraft drone with camera and remote control to reduce the risk of injury to neck, back, and legs related to awkward postures, falls, smoke inhalation, electrical shock, and exertion from climbing.  The intervention will improve the process of observing and evaluating rescue and response scenes.  The City of Bryan Fire Department responds to emergencies and rescue calls.

Pahl Ready Mix Concrete Inc.
$24,390.29 to purchase five pallets of aluminum chutes to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, falls, crushing injuries, exposure to chemicals, and awkward postures.  This intervention will improve the process of pouring concrete.  Pahl Ready Mix Concrete Inc. specializes in delivering concrete to contractors throughout Northwest Ohio, Northeast Indiana, and Southeast Michigan.

S & S Directional Boring LTD
$6,546.50 to purchase five welding screens with casters and one welding fume extraction machine to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to fire hazards, electrocution, exposures to UV rays and inhalants.  The intervention will improve the welding process.  S & S Directional Boring LTD specializes in boring directional holes for in-ground applications and open-cut excavation to dig trenches for pipe and other in-ground structures.

Woolace Electric Corp
$16,410.41 to purchase one 26-foot scissor lift and one 19-foot scissor lift to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to slips, trips, and falls from heights.  The intervention will improve the wire installation process.  Woolace Electric Corp is a licensed electrical contractor.

Wood County

Bates Recycling Inc.
$20,625 to purchase one vehicle rack fluid removal system to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to crushing injuries, lacerations, burns from fluids, explosion, slips, trips, falls, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the process of recycling vehicles.  Bates Recycling Inc. is a full-service recycling center for ferrous and nonferrous scrap.

Wyandot County

Pitt Township
$8,490 to purchase one electric monitor nozzle gun to reduce the risk of injury to hand, wrist, arms, 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 process of fighting brush and large structure fires.  Pitt Township Fire Department is an all-volunteer fire department.

Sycamore Village
$30,919.24 to purchase one power cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, 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.  Sycamore Volunteer Fire and Rescue provides fire protection, advanced life support and transport in three different counties.

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December 2017 Safety Grant Recipients

Cuyahoga County

Boiler Specialist Inc.
BWC approved $3,645.25 to purchase one liftgate to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrists, arms, 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 loading and unloading process.  Boiler Specialist Inc. sells, installs, and repairs heating and process boilers.

Franklin Blvd Nursing Home Inc.
BWC approved $19,318.19 to purchase seven patient lifts and one bariatric sit to stand patient lift to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, shoulder, neck, 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 transfer process.  Franklin Blvd Nursing Home Inc. is a long-term care facility.

Lake County

City of Mentor on the Lake
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase two power load systems for existing two power cots to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  The City of Mentor on the Lake Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services.

City of Painesville
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase two chest compression systems with desk top chargers, rechargeable batteries, and one power load system for existing power cot 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 be used to improve the patient transport and cardiovascular resuscitation processes.  The City of Painesville Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services.

Marion County

Scioto Valley Fire District
BWC approved $29,452 to purchase one set of extrication tools to include three batteries and one charger 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.  The intervention will improve the patient rescue process.  Scioto Valley Fire District is a volunteer fire department that provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.

Mercer County

City of Celina
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase one power cot, one power load system, and one chest compression system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulder, 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 patient transport process.  The City of Celina Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services.

St. Henry Volunteer Fire Dept.
BWC approved $5,671 to purchase two hose management systems, and one electric hose loading device 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 heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the hose loading and storage processes.  St Henry Volunteer Fire Department provides fire protection for Granville Township and Village of St. Henry.

Miami County

City of Piqua
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase two power cots and two power load systems 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 be used to improve the patient transport process.  The City of Piqua Fire Department serves residents with emergency medical services.

Ottawa County

Luther Home of Mercy
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase ten patient slings of various sizes, five bathing patient slings of various sizes, five patient lifts with scales, and four shower 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.  The intervention will improve the patient transfer and bathing processes.  Luther Home of Mercy offers housing and supports to adults with moderate to severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Sandusky County

Dave Zimmerman Contractor LLC
BWC approved $30,700.28 to purchase one 33’ scissor lift with outriggers to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to falls for heights, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will be used to improve the construction and renovation processes.  Dave Zimmerman Contractor LLC specializes in residential building, renovation, and excavation operations.

Scioto County

Nolan Electrical Construction Inc.
BWC approved $7,874.84 to purchase one scissor lift to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to falls from elevation, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the installation process.  Nolan Electrical Construction Inc. is an electrical contractor licensed to perform in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

Stark County

Central Coated Products Inc.
BWC approved $1,883.45 to purchase one roll lifter to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will be used to improve the process of loading and unloading materials from the metal shaft holder.  Central Coated Products Inc. specializes in converting and coating paper for the food processing, food service, and industrial industries applications.

Van Wert County

City of Van Wert
BWC approved $2,475 to purchase one liftgate to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrists, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the materials loading process.  The City of Van Wert Fire Department provides emergency medical and fire protection services.

Warren County

Salem Township
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase two sets of hydraulic extrication equipment to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to falls for heights, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will be used to improve the patient rescue process.  Salem Township Fire Department serves a 39 square-mile service area along three State Routes and a US Highway Route.

October 2017 Safety Grant Recipients

Allen County

Rudolph Food Company Inc. 
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase one cascading conveyor system 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 material loading process.  Rudolph Food Company Inc. Rudolph Food Company Inc. is a food manufacturing specializing in snack foods.

Clark County

Clark County
BWC approved $13,145.62 to purchase fifty outer ballistic vest barriers with lightweight load-carrying equipment capability to reduce the risk of injury back and legs related to awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling weight.  The intervention will improve the process of carrying law enforcement duty belts with standard gear.  Clark County Sheriff Department provides first response law enforcement, protection, investigation, and county jail security.

Clermont County

Stonelick Township
BWC approved $20,278 to purchase one power cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, 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.  Stonelick Township Fire-Rescue provides fire and emergency medical services to the Village of Owensville, Stonelick Township and surrounding communities.

Franklin County

Bridges Bros Trucking LLC
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase eight electric tarping systems and eight truck bed liners to reduce the risk of injury to hands, arms, shoulder, neck, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, slips, trips, falls, and manual materials handling.  This intervention will be used to improve the tarping and bed cleaning processes.  Bridges Bros Trucking LLC provides dump truck services to contractors throughout central Ohio.

Contact Sweepers Co.
BWC approved $10,556.24 to purchase one scissor lift with airline platform and folding rails to reduce the risk of injury to upper and lower extremities related to cuts, strains, slips, trips, and falls.  The intervention will improve the equipment maintenance process.  Contact Sweepers Co. provides street sweeping and parking lot sweeping services.

Jackson Township 
BWC approved $35,420.48 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 heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the patient transport process.  Jackson Township Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services.

Holmes County

Berlin Village Gift Barn Ltd.
BWC approved $25,874.45 to purchase one pallet truck, one stationary compactor to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, back, and legs related to slips, trips, falls, repetitive motion, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the materials handling process.  Berlin Village Gift Barn LTD. Is comprised of four retail stores specializing in unique home décor, boutique clothing, accessories, and a garden center.

Huron County

Wiers Farms Incorporated
BWC approved $14,486.25 to purchase one hydraulic lift table and pit area 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, and push/pull moderate load.  This intervention will improve the materials handling loading and unloading process.  Wiers Farms Incorporated is a vegetable farm and packing house located in Willard Ohio.

Lake County

City of Willoughby 
BWC approved $5,688 to purchase one aluminum trench shield to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, back, and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the shoring process.  The City of Willoughby Sewer Department is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the City’s sanitary and storm mains and laterals.

Ross County

Concord Township 
BWC approved $34,888.55 to purchase two folding ramps, one power cot, and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, neck, back and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, push/pull moderate to heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the transport process.  Concord Township Fire Department provides fire protection and basic to advanced life support emergency services.

Shelby County

Continental Express Inc. 
BWC approved $4,530 to purchase three combination 12-ton automatic air jacks with safety stands to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and legs related to slips, trips, falls, crushing injuries, repetitive motion, hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, push/pull heavy load, and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the road truck and trailer maintenance process.  Continental Express Inc. is a full serviced logistics company that specializes in the truckload transport of temperature sensitive freight.

Stark County

Lawrence Township
BWC approved $29,263.22 to purchase one power cot and one power load system to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, 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.  Lawrence Township Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to the City of Massillon, Jackson Township, City of New Franklin, Chippewa Township, and the City of Green.

Powell Electrical Systems Inc. 
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase two 2-ton top running overhead cranes with freestanding runways 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, contact stress, push/pull moderate to heavy load and manual materials handling.  The intervention will improve the fabrication welding process.  Powell Electrical Systems Inc. is a manufacturer of switchgear and switchboard apparatus for traction power equipment.

RW Screw LLC
BWC approved $40,000 to purchase one bar loader to reduce the risk of injury to fingers, hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, 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 material loading process.  RW Screw specializes in the production and manufacturing of precision machined products.

Wayne County

Rawhide Fire Hose Corporation
BWC approved $10,156.91 to purchase one electric pallet mover to reduce the risk of injury to hands, wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, back and legs related to hand force, awkward postures, contact stress, and push/pull moderate to heavy load.  This intervention will improve the materials loading and unloading process.  Rawhide Fire Hose Corp. is a wholesale and retail seller of fire hose assemblies and industrial hose products.

Wood County

City of Northwood
BWC approved $8,678.92 to purchase one power load system and compatibility kit 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 Northwood Fire Department is a volunteer agency that provides fire, rescue, emergency medical, and other technical rescue services.

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.

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.