Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer this week presented five employers with awards in the Safety Innovations Competition. This annual competition recognizes Ohio employers that have developed innovative solutions to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. The awards were presented during the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2016, BWC’s annual three-day occupational safety, health and workers’ compensation conference.
The five finalists are showcasing their innovations at Safety Congress this week. A panel of independent judges evaluated and scored the innovations based on a number of criteria, including risk reduction, innovation, return on investment, potential for the innovation to be utilized by other employers, and presentation quality.
The third place winner is OMA member, Midmark Corporation (Versailles, Darke County), earning a cash award of $3,000.