Patrick- Murray Administration Announces Over $653,000 in Safety Grants
62 Organizations to Receive Funding to Promote Workplace Safety; Over 11,000 Workers Will Be Trained
"I want to congratulate each of the organizations receiving funding for helping us do the important job of keeping workers safe," said Governor Patrick. "We are more committed than ever to equipping people with the skills they need to stay safe on the job."
"By promoting safe and healthy conditions in the workplace, these grants will ensure that job safety remains a primary goal in the Commonwealth," said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray.
Each fiscal year, the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) through the Office of Safety, awards safety training grants to various organizations for workplace training. Over 11,000 workers in Massachusetts will receive training this year in statewide programs ranging from safe lead paint removal to lifeguard training.
For example, the IBEW Local 223 in Lakeville will be trained in the safe installation of rooftop solar panels while the Worcester JATC will teach safe electrical installation, CPR and First Aid techniques to new apprentices and journeymen. New Bedford Public Schools will train staff members in de-escalation techniques and safe self-restraint while Children's Hospital in Boston will provide staff with comprehensive training concerning the safe handling of hazardous drugs and medical waste.
"Massachusetts workers have a right to work in a safe environment," said Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Joanne F. Goldstein. "These safety grants will have a positive and long-term impact on the program participants and employers."
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The grant recipients are as follows :
Alternatives Unlimited, Inc.
Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.
Bass River Inc.
Brockton Day Nursery
Builders Association of Central MA
Cape Cod Child Development Program, Inc.
Catania Hospitality Group
Central MA Convention Center
City of Attleboro
City of Cambridge
City of Lowell
City of Peabody
Community Teamwork, Inc.
Crane & Company, Inc.
Dend Corp Home Instead Senior Care
Eastern MA Carpenters
FIBA Technologies, Inc.
Le Limo Service (FOCO, Inc.)
Harrison Global Transportation
Henry Lee Willis Community Center
Hill View Montessori School
Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod
IBEW 223 JATC
JATC of Greater Boston
Lawrence Training School, Inc.
MAC Company LLC Home Instead Senior Care
Mark E. Meacham, Inc.
Markman Children's Program
Medical Training Associates
New Bedford Public Schools
New England Carpenters
North Central Human Services
Northeastern Retail Lumber Association
Plumbers Local 12
Rehabilitative Resources, Inc.
Robert B. Our Company, Inc.
Security Construction Services, Inc.
Sheet Metal Workers
Sprinkler Fitters Local 550
St. Mary's Women & Children's Center
Sullivan Tire Co., Inc.
Sun Wind LLC
Taco, Inc. HVAC
Teamsters Local 25
Tewksbury Public Schools
The Arc of Northern Bristol County, Inc.
Town of Mansfield
Town of North Attleboro
Trident Environmental Group