Minnesota Workplace Safety Consultation and Grant Program
The Minnesota Workplace Safety Consultation and Grant Program provides technical assistance and funding for qualifying employers in Minnesota to support projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers.
Technical assistance includes on-site consultation, training, education, and outreach in general industry and in construction settings.
Funding may be used for:
- All or part of the cost of purchasing and installing recommended safety equipment
- The cost of operating or maintaining such equipment
- The cost of property, if the property is necessary to meet safety inspection recommendations
- The cost of training tied to equipment
- Tuition reimbursement
Grants are prioritized and awarded based on need, desirability, and the following priorities:
- Projects at a location where a significant proportion of jobs are in goods producing, manufacturing, or processing
- Worksites that are included in Minnesota OSHA’s strategic plan
- Projects at a location where jobs have been lost or are in jeopardy because of problems relating to safety shortcomings that will be addressed by the project
- Other projects meeting criteria specified elsewhere
To qualify, employers must:
- Have current workers compensation insurance
- Be an employer with at least one employee
- Have an on-site safety survey conducted by Minnesota OSHA or another approved entity listed within the application
- Have on-site safety survey results that recommend specific equipment or practices that will reduce the risk of injury or illness to employees
Priority industries include:
- Construction projects, such as tuck pointing and others, where workers are exposed to respirable, crystalline silica
- Farming, including rollover protective structures for tractors
- Grain-handling facilities
- Residential construction, fall-protection equipment
- Window washing
Technical assistance is provided at no cost for eligible businesses.
Grants are up to $10,000 for a 120 day project period. Businesses must match the grant 1:1.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.