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Office of Safety Workplace Safety Training Grant faqs

Additional information you need to know regarding the DIA's Office of Safety Workplace Safety Grant program.

Who is eligible to apply for a safety training grant?

Companies and organizations of any size operating within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law (MGL 152) are eligible for funding.

How do I apply and when does the application process begin?

Online applications and dates are available by emailing safety@dia.state.ma.us.

Complete the application online

You can download the grant application, instructions, and related documents by emailing the Office of Safety through our automatic response system. You can also ask us any questions you may have by emailing us at: safety@dia.state.ma.us or www.mass.gov/dia/safety

How much can I apply for?

Grants are capped at a maximum of $25,000.

Where do I find training providers?

You may speak with colleagues or search online. You may also click on the link below. This list is provided as a convenience for prospective applicants who may not be familiar with safety professionals. These vendors have provided services under our grant in the past; however, this doesn't constitute a recommendation or endorsement.

Safety training providers list

Can an employer apply for more than 1 grant?

Grants are limited to 1 grant per entity per fiscal year.

What's the criterion for approval?

Strong preference will be given to first time applicants, consortium applicants, and employers and organizations, who demonstrate a compelling program design that addresses an injury history, potential for injury, or provides a proactive approach to injury prevention.

Is there a deadline?

Applicants should apply as soon as possible in order to have the best  practical opportunity for funding. If the number of qualified applicants exceed funding availability, we will continue to accept applications to be evaluated. The applications that qualify will be placed on a waiting list should funding become available.

Who do I contact if I need help?

You may contact the Office of Safety via our automatic response email system which is monitored daily at safety@dia.state.ma.us

Where do I send the application?

The completed grant application, and attachments A - H must be submitted electronically to: electronic.safetygrant@dia.state.ma.us.

Where do I send the contractual documents?

Original contractual documents must be sent at the time of application via US Post or similar service to:

Department of Industrial Accidents
Office of Safety
1 Congress St., 10th Floor
Boston MA 02114

 

We are here to help!

You may contact the Office of Safety via our automatic response system which is monitored daily. Email us at safety@dia.state.ma.us and we’ll determine your eligibility, walk you through the process, and answer your questions in terms you can understand.

Get on the announcement list!

Give us your current contact information annually and you will be notified when the grant is available. You can also use this email to ask questions about the process. safety@dia.state.ma.us

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