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Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry Safety Grant Program

October 30, 2017

Employers working on projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers may qualify for a matching safety grant up to $10,000 from Minnesota OSHA. To qualify, an employer must:

  • Have workers’ compensation insurance
  • Come under the jurisdiction of Minnesota OSHA
  • Have a qualified safety professional (like an MMA safety consultant) conduct an on-site inspection and receive written recommendations based on the inspection
  • Follow the recommendations of the safety inspection and the project must reduce the risk of injury or disease to employees
  • Be able to complete the project, and must be committed to its implementation
  • Be able to match the grant money awarded
  • Gain the support of all public entities involved, and comply with all regulations where applicable.

How to apply?

Start by downloading the safety grant application online at http://www.dli.mn.gov/wsc/grants.asp.

Next, request the help of your MMA Safety Consultant.

Your MMA consultant can help with the onsite hazard inspection and recommendations report that must be completed by a “qualified safety professional.”

He or she can also assist with writing and completing the grant application. OR we can guide you through the process of completing the grant application yourself with the assistance of our “Grant walk-through tool.”

Regardless of how you decide to complete the application, we can take over and wordsmith the grant and increase your odds of receiving the grant.

Finally, you will need to submit the grant application electronically and will provide all final documents and quotes from the vendors you will be working with.

Then what?

If your grant is approved, you will be notified in writing of the specific approval. At the time of approval, you may begin purchasing the grant-related items. Whether OSHA approves your grant application or not, you will still be responsible for abating the hazards identify in your inspection according to regulations.

For more information or to request the assistance, call your MMA Safety Consultant today.


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