STEUBENVILLE - Members of the Jefferson County Safety Council were urged Wednesday to take advantage of a transitional work bonus that could get them up to a 10 percent premium reduction, but they'll have to move fast to get it.
Terri Driscoll of Working Options Inc. said the deadline to apply is April 27.
"If your company has an injury, you can get up to a 10 percent of the premium knocked off for that quarter," she said.
To be eligible, companies must have a previously approved transitional work program through the Bureau of Workers' Compensation or another vendor. Companies that don't have plans can apply for a grant under the new grant program, which starts July 1.
Companies must apply for the TWP annually, she noted.
Companies approved for the TWP bonus get a premium reduction for the quarter as a reward for utilizing the early return to work strategies outlined in their TWP.
"It means you offered them transitional work," she said. "It doesn't mean they worked it or that it went through. It means you offered them transitional work."
Driscoll also urged council members to apply for wellness grants to help employees avoid or control chronic health issues.