The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) Office of Safety offers an annual Workplace Safety Grant Program to fund safety training and education initiatives. The goal of the program is to reduce the risk of injury and illness to workers and promote safe and healthy workplaces.
Massachusetts-based employers of any size may request up to $25,000 to provide workplace safety training. Your company may be eligible! Applications will be accepted from October 2nd through October 23rd, 2023 for training planned for the following year (fiscal year 2024). It’s not too soon to start collecting information for the application and we can help with the training details!
Trainings must relate to the work performed by employees and address the prevention of injury or unhealthy working conditions and practices, and/or the correction of an existing workers’ compensation claims history. The trainings listed in the grant application must have a fixed per person cost or per class cost. The number of participants to be trained per class as well as the name of the training provider has to be included.
Safety Partners’ trainings covered by the grant include our HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness Level (FRAL) and First Responder Operations Level (FROL) trainings that can be given at your facility or in our office. We can also arrange for RCRA, Bloodborne Pathogens, and other safety training courses to be given at your location for a fixed cost.
It’s expected that grant funds will be approved by the end of this year and that any training funded by the grant program can begin in January 2024. Companies are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to have the maximum opportunity for funding. Per the DIA, strong preference is given to first time applicants!
For additional information on the Workplace Safety Grant Program, or for assistance completing your application and identifying your 2024 training needs, please contact us!
This blog was written by Beth Graham, Safety Partners’ Director of Quality, Research, and Training.