Grants of up to $25,000 to Massachusetts employers to improve workplace health and safety. Funding is intended to reimburse employers for training, education, and related activities that prevent workplace illness and injury. In addition to preventing workplace injuries, the purpose of the grant is to improve compliance with laws and regulations; reduce costs, including a significant reduction in workers' compensation premiums; engage workers; and enhance their social responsibility goals.
The grant program provides Massachusetts-based employers in good standing with funding for employee training to prevent or address a history of workplace injuries.
The organization’s employees must be covered by the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act, M.G.L. c. 152.
Training dates or invoices conducted or dated prior to the date of an approved contract are not compensable.
Not included in this program:
- Training for Police, State Police, Fireﬁghters, State and Federal employees, and organizations covered by the Jones/Longshore Act.
- Costs incurred prior to the eﬀective date of the contract.
- Costs for employee wages, stipends, or reimbursements for parking and travel expenses, and re-training of employees previously trained under this grant on the same topic.
- Developmental, compliance, policy/procedural programs, and emergency action planning programs. Costs for oﬃce space, conference room rentals, utilities, communications, equipment (TVs, DVD players, computers, projectors, etc.), and other overhead expenses.
Applications will be accepted from Monday, October 2, 2023 through Monday, October 23, 2023.
The training period is tied to the Commonwealth’s ﬁscal year; all training must be completed by June 30th. All invoices seeking reimbursement for approved training must be received by the Oﬃce of Safety by July 15th of the grant year.