Boston, MA – December 29, 2022 – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $800K in Workplace Safety Grants awarded to 99 Massachusetts-based and operating employers, which will help prevent workplace injuries by training 1,356 employees.
On behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) Office of Safety is responsible for administering and managing the Workplace Safety Grant Program, budgeted at $800K annually. The program’s goal is to promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace through training, education, and other preventative instruction for employees and employers, as well as organizations operating within the Commonwealth and covered by Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law.
This latest round of Workplace Safety Grants (FY23) includes awardees representing historically under-served communities, Veterans, women-owned businesses, municipalities, small businesses, and startups. The most common topics from the proposals included compliance like OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour training, and prevention-based training such as defensive driving, hoisting, First Aid/CPR, and ergonomics.
“Keeping the Commonwealth’s workforce safe is important to both employees and employers as well as the greater community,” said Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta. “These Safety Grants will provide training and education that helps promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace. I congratulate all awardees and appreciate their commitment to their employees’ well-being.”
2J Plumbing of East Boston, MA is set to receive $8,000 for approved training topics including defensive driving
Workplace Safety Grant proposals can be submitted to the DIA Office of Safety seeking up to a maximum of $25,000 per entity, per fiscal year. For more information, visit DIA’s Workplace Safety Grant.