Grants available to help small businesses with workplace safety

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Crain’s Detroit Business
Oct. 7, 2021
Jay Davis

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering small businesses funds to help improve workplace safety and health.

Companies with 250 employees or fewer can apply for a matching grant of up to $5,000. A total of $250,000 is available, according to a Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity news release.

The funds are available through the Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health (MIWISH) grant program. They help employers buy health- and safety-related equipment and offer related training that will reduce the risk of injury and illness to Michigan workers, the release states.

Employers in high-hazard industries identified in MIOSHA’s 2019-23 strategic plan will be given priority. The grant period will continue until all funding is exhausted. Business owners applying for the first time are eligible to apply now, while those who have already received funds this year can apply after Jan. 1.

MIOSHA so far this year through two previous rounds of funding has provided $592,681 in MIWISH grants, with a grantee match of $788,320, the release states.

For more details, visit michigan.gov/mioshagrants

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