$450,000 in Safety Grants Awarded 60 Members Receive Grant Money by the Workers’ Compensation Trust
It’s a pleasure to report the 2021 safety grant program continued to hold high returns in both participation and distribution. There were 128 entrants requesting over $1.4 million dollars. After a very difficult selection process, 60 recipients were ultimately chosen to receive $450,000 in grant money with the average award in excess of $7,500.
Winning entries covered a wide spectrum of safety needs such as a patient handling equipment, security doors, lighting, safety mats, ramps, railings, lifting devices, professional training, icy grippers, and much more.
Diane Ritucci, President & CEO stated: “We’re delighted in the growth in participation this program continues to see. Its impact on loss prevention is enormous, reducing future losses far in excess of the grant money invested. However, the best part of this program is that every Trust member benefits! Taking protective steps in loss prevention helps generate additional premium returns to all members.”