- Department of Industrial Accidents
Media Contact for Workplace Safety Grant Program Application Announcement Fiscal Year 2019
Linda Edmonds Turner, Director
Massachusetts — Grant Application Announcement for Fiscal Year 2019.
We will begin accepting applications April 23, 2018 through September 28, 2018.
If the number of qualified applicants exceeds funding availability, subsequent applications will continue to be routinely accepted and evaluated.
Those that qualify will be placed on a waiting list should funding become available. Companies and organizations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to have the maximum opportunity for funding
The prevention of occupational injury and illness is in everyone’s best interest. This Grant entitled, “Workplace Safety Training and Education Grant Program” is issued under the provisions of the Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 23E, Section 3, and administered by the Department of Industrial Accidents, Office of Safety. The primary purpose of this Safety Grant is designed to fund programs that reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers and to promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace through training, education, and other preventative programs.
Each fiscal year the grant program awards a maximum of $25,000 including a 7% administrative fee to qualifying Massachusetts businesses and organizations operating within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law. (M.G.L. Ch. 152).
Strong preference will be given to first time applicants, consortium applicants, employers and organizations who demonstrate a compelling program design that addresses an injury history, potential injury or provides a proactive approach to injury prevention.
Grants are awarded to employers that best satisfy the Safety Grant Program goals.