For Immediate Release - October 28, 2010

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

BOSTON - Thursday, October 28, 2010 - Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Joanne F. Goldstein today announced that over $653,000 in safety grant funding has been awarded to sixty-two organizations across the Commonwealth for workplace safety training. These grants, awarded by the (DIA) will benefit workers and employers alike, helping to ensure that workplace safety remains a top priority in companies across Massachusetts.

"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 :

Company Name

Location

Grant Amount

Advocates, Inc.

Framingham

$4,815

Alternatives Unlimited, Inc.

Whitinsville

$19,868

Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.

Brockton

$8,827.50

Bass River Inc.

Beverly

$1,419.09

Brockton Day Nursery

Brockton

$2,018.77

Builders Association of Central MA

Worcester

$17,272.50

Cape Abilities

Hyannis

$12,381.75

Cape Cod Child Development Program, Inc.

Hyannis

$9,770.38

Catania Hospitality Group

Hyannis

$9,073.60

Central MA Convention Center

Worcester

$19,987.60

Children's Hospital

Boston

$23,005

City of Attleboro

Attleboro

$4,226

City of Cambridge

Cambridge

$2,374

City of Lowell

Lowell

$21,135.72

City of Peabody

Peabody

$7,820

Community Teamwork, Inc.

Lowell

$8,346

Crane & Company, Inc.

Dalton

$2,287.12

Dend Corp Home Instead Senior Care

Centerville

$18,686.48

Eastern MA Carpenters

Wilmington

$24,974.69

FIBA Technologies, Inc.

Millbury

$6,861

Le Limo Service (FOCO, Inc.)

Shrewsbury

$3,104.87

Harrison Global Transportation

Waltham

$4,702.12

Henry Lee Willis Community Center

Worcester

$3,210

Hill View Montessori School

Haverhill

$4,529.24

Hockomock YMCA

North Attleboro

$4,304.61

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod

South Dennis

$15,300

Hub Pen

Braintree

$8,602.02

IBEW 223 JATC

Lakeville

$14,964.83

JATC of Greater Boston

Dorchester

$23,473.15

JSC Transportation

Waltham

$8,184.97

Lawrence Pumps

Lawrence

$7,917.19

Lawrence Training School, Inc.

Lawrence

$16,262.93

MAC Company LLC Home Instead Senior Care

North Andover

$17,761.50

Mark E. Meacham, Inc.

Charlton

$8,430.79

Markman Children's Program

Attleboro

$1,861.80

MassCOSH

Dorchester

$12,198

Medical Training Associates

Rockport

$24,900

New Bedford Public Schools

New Bedford

$18,725

New England Carpenters

Millbury

$24,866.34

North Central Human Services

Gardner

$4,439.95

Northeastern Retail Lumber Association

Rensselaer, NY

$7,704

Plumbers Local 12

Boston

$16,003.56

Rehabilitative Resources, Inc.

Sturbridge

$7,778.09

Robert B. Our Company, Inc.

Harwich

$5,882

Security Construction Services, Inc.

Hudson

$10,139.32

Sencorp

Hyannis

$5,022.15

Sheet Metal Workers

Dorchester

$14,040.95

Shorey Manufacturing

Harwich

$1,605

Sprinkler Fitters Local 550

Boston

$7,424.73

St. Mary's Women & Children's Center

Dorchester

$13,018.77

Sullivan Tire Co., Inc.

Norwell

$13,735.06

Sun Wind LLC

Brewster

$8,319.25

Taco, Inc. HVAC

Fall River

$4,754.01

Teamsters Local 25

Boston

$22,214.92

Tewksbury Public Schools

Tewksbury

$8,704.82

The Arc of Northern Bristol County, Inc.

Attleboro

$9,641.77

Town of Mansfield

Mansfield

$2,801.65

Town of North Attleboro

North Attleboro

$22,881.31

Trident Environmental Group

Marlborough

$2,950

Worcester JATC

Worcester

$10,624.88

Ze-Gen

Boston

$5,697.75