Washington Department Of Labor And Industries Announces Grant
Money Available For Safety And Health Improvements
WA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Department of Labor and Industries said today it is
now accepting applications for grants to improve safety and health at Washington
The Washington Legislature appropriated $8 million last year from the workers’
compensation State Fund and established the grant program, known as Safety and Health
L&I Director Judy Schurke said everyone wins when workplaces are safe: “Employers
have a healthy workforce and lower insurance costs, workers are safe from injuries or
illnesses, and the state’s economic vitality is boosted by business expansion and
Schurke said the grants program will help stimulate creative, new advancements in
workplace safety and health in Washington.
L&I said eligible grant projects should aim to prevent injuries and illnesses, save
lives, and educate workers and employers about workplace hazards and safe workplace
practices. Priority will be given to proposals that involve cooperation between employers
and employees or their representatives.
Organizations eligible to apply for grants include trade and business associations,
labor organizations, employers, employee organizations, joint labor/management groups, and
groups of employees. A Grant Review Committee of business and labor representatives will
help L&I review grant proposals.
More information is available from Ken Mettler, grants program manager, at 360-902-6307