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BWC awards $40,000 grant to Ashtabula company

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Ashtabula-based Iten Industries has received a Safety Intervention Grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). The plastics manufacturer will use the $40,000 grant to purchase lifting equipment designed to reduce workplace injuries.

Some laminated sheets Iten em­­ployees must handle as much as 500 pounds. Until now, the only way to move them was for several em­­ployees to lift them. The grant will help pay for vacuum lifters that can move the sheets remotely. Iten is investing $20,000 of its own money.

Learn more about the grant program here.

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