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L&I offering grants for innovative safety and health projects

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January 31, 2013

Tumwater –Have an innovative idea for improving workplace safety and health, such as with training, equipment or another new idea? If so, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) would like to hear from you and may help fund your project.

A new round of grants is now available through L&I’s Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) grant program. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2013.

SHIP grants are designed to encourage new ways of addressing occupational health and safety challenges, as well as promoting cooperation between labor and management.

Since the program began in 2007, SHIP grants have funded 52 projects developed by academic institutions, labor and business organizations, and agencies advocating workplace safety. Examples of prior grant projects include the development of best practices for specific occupations or industries, videos and training programs, as well as innovations intended to create a safer work environment.

Special consideration will be given to projects addressing specific types of injuries and industries. For complete information or an application packet, visit www.SafetyGrants.Lni.wa.gov or call 360-902-5588.

The grants are capped at $175,000 and the projects must be completed in 12 months.

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For media information: Elaine Fischer, L&I, 360-902-5413.

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The Department of Labor & Industries is now accepting applications for grants through its Safety and Health Investment Projects program, or SHIP. These SHIP grants are meant to fund workplace safety and health projects that demonstrate new or innovative approaches to occupational safety or health problems. Applications for the grants, which are capped at $175,000, will be accepted until March 15, 2013. For more information or to view the application instructions, visit www dot safety grants dot LNI dot wa dot gov.

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