We believe funding should never stand in the way of keeping people safe. That’s why we created the MEM Safety Grant program.
Watch below as Tisha Greco, MEM’s Safety and Risk Services (SRS) Resource and Support Center Manager explains the basics and benefits of safety grants, what it takes to apply and how agents play a role in the process.
What is a Safety Grant?
At MEM, we want to encourage employers to look for safety solutions to reduce or eliminate injuries and illness. Our Safety Grant program is a solution that helps our policyholders by offering a 1-to-1 match of up to $10,000 for MEM policyholders to invest in innovative safety solutions.
Benefits of a Safety Grant
The Safety Grant program benefits both our policyholders and MEM. The benefits to a policyholder can be unique as the business itself. Many of our Safety Grant winners find that they benefit from:
- Fewer claims
- Increased employee morale
- Improved efficiency
- Competitive advantages
The role of an agent
It can be a challenge for policyholders to understand what a Safety Grant can and can’t be used for. Safety Grants are for critical equipment or solutions that can help keep employees safe. Agents can help a policyholder examine important information needed to apply for a Safety Grant, such as:
- The greatest safety risks present in the workplace
- The innovative safety solutions available
- The piece of equipment or solution that would make the greatest impact
Keep in mind that Safety Grants can’t be used for items like first-aid kits, fire extinguishers, or other standard personal protective equipment (PPE).
MEM’s Safety and Risk Services Consultants will also be helping along the way. They are there to support both the agent and the policyholder throughout the process.
How to apply
Policyholders should visit the safety grant program website and get started by completing the Safety Grant Consultation Request Form themselves. It’s important that the policyholder completes the application, as communication between MEM and the policyholder needs to be direct.
As the application is completely anonymous to the panel that awards the grants, it’s essential that when filling out the application to communicate the:
- Scope of the work
- Need for a solution
- Current method of completing the job
- Impact the new solution will make
To increase the chances of being awarded a Safety Grant, be sure to include photos and videos.
Safety Grants are accepted on an ongoing basis and either approved or declined the following month. Let us help you make a difference in the way you do business.