Paint Creek Fire District Rewarded for Safety Excellence

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Photo of worker's injury claim formThe Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) presented the Paint Creek EMS/Fire District with a Safety Intervention Grant, in recognition of their outstanding workplace safety procedures.

Safety Intervention Grants are considered an investment in future workplace safety. The BWC helps companies identify successful policies, awarding the grants to businesses who have already shown a consistent commitment to safety.

The Paint Creek emergency response unit transports patients to hospitals, performs water, rope, and off-road rescue, and provides educational outreach for health issues. Some of their daily responsibilities, like loading and unloading ambulance patients, can cause back and shoulder sprains, lacerations, and crushed fingers.

The BWC’s CEO presented the assistant fire chief with a $30,000 Safety Intervention Grant to purchase a Ferno iNix patient transport and loading system. The new equipment would mechanically lift patients into the ambulance, reducing the strain on emergency responders.

 

Larrimer & Larrimer, LLCColumbus Workers Comp Attorneys

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