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Green purchases safety vehicle with BWC distribution check

6/27/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of the city of Green
COLUMBUS — Green Mayor Dick Norton spoke to a group of business leaders and government officials June 25 as part of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) check distribution announcement.

At the event, Gov. John Kasich and BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer presented Norton with the city’s rebate check of $110,000, along with checks to Toledo and 10 private businesses in Ohio.

The BWC is refunding more than 210,000 companies and governmental agencies with a total of more than $1 billion as part of the rebate program.

During his speech, Norton shared what the city is doing to ensure the safety of its workers, including having a safety committee, monthly safety meetings and purchasing equipment such as two crash attenuators, one of which is shown above, with a 2012 BWC grant of $20,040 to assist in providing a safer work environment.

The city also purchased two used vehicles to serve as shadow vehicles for approximately $55,000, according to Valerie Wolford, communications director for the city.

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