Notice of Safety Grants for Employers
On October 24, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) Workplace Safety Consultation Unit has announced continuation of its safety hazard abatement matching grant program. Employers covered by workers’ compensation insurance, and those approved as self-insured employers, are eligible to apply for safety/health matching grants up to $10,000 to abate safety hazards in their workplace.
Additional information can be found on the Safety Grant Program webpage.
The safety/health hazards must have been identified in an on-site survey conducted by one of the following: 1) MNOSHA safety/health investigator, 2) DLI Workplace Safety Consultation safety/health consultant, 3) in-house employee safety/health committee, 4) workers’ compensation underwriter, 5) private safety/health consultant or 6) a person under contract with the Assigned Risk Plan.
The on-site safety/health survey must have resulted in specifically recommended safety and/or health practices or equipment, training for purchased equipment, and/or tuition reimbursement designed to reduce the risk of injury to employees.
Costs eligible for program participation are all or part of the cost of purchasing and installing recommended safety/health equipment, training for purchased equipment, tuition reimbursement, the cost of operating or maintaining safety/health equipment, and/or the cost of purchasing or renting real property, if necessary, to meet criteria established by the on-site safety/health survey.
Grant applications submitted by the application deadlines of Oct. 15, Dec. 15, Feb. 15, April 15, June 15, Aug. 15, Oct. 15 and Dec. 15, respectively, will be evaluated and processed so that grant contracts or denial letters will be issued within the two months following each application deadline.