BWC Safety Innovation Award

BWC established the Safety Innovation Award to encourage and recognize innovative solutions that reduce the risk of workplace injuries and illnesses. Preventing harm benefits everyone - employers and employees alike. Showcasing the most successful innovations helps other Ohio employers in their safety efforts and can inspire them to develop innovative solutions of their own.

The 2017 BWC Safety Innovation Award recognizes public and private entities for their development of innovative solutions that help to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. (View Details)


2017 Safety Innovation Awards judges and finalists

Congratulations to our 2017 award winners! (View Details)

First place

ICP Adhesives and Sealants (Norton) - Pneumatically-operated cylinder clamp
A pneumatic clamping mechanism that eliminates repetitive, manual squeezing and releasing of filling nozzle clamps when filling cylinders with product


Second place

C & K Industrial Services Inc. (Cleveland) - Hydroblasting robots
All-terrain, remote-controlled robots that use high-pressure water for cleaning industrial equipment and facilities, and to eliminate sustained, forceful gripping and manipulation of the spray wands


Third place and People' Choice

Holloway, Henderson & Martin, LLC (Pickerington) - Scaffold caddy
A custom-designed cart that was developed to eliminate the manual carrying of scaffold components into buildings


Honorable mention

Ames Arboreal Group (Columbus) - JosieBea micrograpple truck
A truck with a mechanical boom and small grapple that is used to lift tree limbs and pieces of the trunk into the trailer to eliminate the need for using a wood chipper

Suburban Steel Supply Company (Gahanna) - Electric transfer cart
Motorized, pendant-operated carts that run on tracks through a fabrication shop to eliminate manual pushing of carts loaded with large, heavy structural steel components



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