Minnesota OSHA FY2017 Safety Grants Topped $1M

Minnesota OSHA FY2017 Safety Grants Topped $1MThe agency's latest newsletter says MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation's Safety Grants during the fiscal year totaled $1,021,436 to 155 applicants.Jan 12, 2018Minnesota OSHA's January 2018 Safety Linesnewsletter summarizes its FY2017 activities, which included 1,858 visits to establishments by MNOSHA Compliance that identified 3,000 hazards. The newsletter says MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation's Safety Grants during the fiscal year totaled $1,021,436 to 155 applicants.The grants provide as much as $10,000 to help qualifying employers reduce injury and illness risks to their workers. The FY2017 recipients included construction, health care, logging, manufacturing, public sector, and service employers, and the grants reimbursed them for buying equipment that addressed hazards such as:fallstrenching/excavation cave-inspatient handlingsilica dust exposureergonomic risks from material handlingmachine hazardslogging hazardspermit-required confined spacesroad construction moving equipmentMNSHARP certified two establishments during the fiscal year, recertified nine sites, and granted Pre-SHARP status to two establishments. MNSHARP Construction -- projects lasting at least 18 months are eligible -- certified three work sites, recertified one, and granted Pre-SHARP stauts to six sites. The MNSTAR Program certified one establishment, recertifed 11, and granted Merit status to one site. Currently, the newsletter says, 37 establishments in the state maintain MNSTAR Program status.Let's block ads! (Why?)