What do the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and the Kundel Trench Safety Division of Kundel Industries have in common? Anything and everything that has to do with Trench Safety!
Trenching can potentially be an extremely dangerous venture and protecting our loved ones who are brave enough to enter the trenches with the very best in trench safety equipment is exactly what they deserve. Kundel Industries has a comprehensive line up of trench shoring and shielding equipment with class leading exclusive features designed to protect the worker, increase productivity, and last for years to come.
In February 2020, the BWC introduced a Trench Safety Grant program designed to partner with Ohio Employers to eliminate injuries associated with trenching operations. Eligible employers may receive up to $12,000 for the duration of the trench safety grant program (TSG). This is an AMAZING 4-to-1 matching grant which means the BWC will provide $4 for every $1 an employer invests. Kundel is currently working with various cities and companies who are taking advantage of this incredible opportunity. Some cities include The City of Niles and Beach City who each chose different size kits of the strong yet lightweight ShortLite Lite aluminum trench box that can easily be disassembled into the back of a pickup truck for a one-time use if needed. Other companies like R & R Pipeline and Silver Star Excavating & Landscaping, LLC. chose the TuffGuy, a light to lift box that drives like steel with a patented pin-less design making assembly and disassembly in the trench faster than ever.
The best news is…. these BWC grants are still actively rolling and accepting new applications. Let Kundel Industries custom manufacture the right trench safety equipment to protect your employees while the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will dramatically offset the cost to you by way of the Trench Safety Grant Program.
For more information, visit https://info.bwc.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/bwc/for-employers/safety-and-training/safety-grants/trenchsafetygrant.
Written By: Jennifer Balest