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Safety Grants Program Changes Coming in 2021

November 18, 2020 • Missouri Employers Mutual

Next year will mark five years since we launched our innovative Safety Grant Program to fund policyholders’ workplace safety improvement projects, and we continue to see positive results.

Some policyholders reduced their claims to zero after implementing new equipment, and they’ve reaped additional benefits, such as increased efficiency, lower labor costs and opportunities to bid jobs more competitively.

Changes to expect

In 2021, we will improve on the Safety Grant Program through two key changes:

  • Pre-application safety consultation
  • Open application period

As of Jan. 1, 2021, policyholders will receive a consultation with Safety and Risk Services consultants before applying for a grant to help identify the best equipment to address your unique business and claims needs. Please allow for enough time to schedule the consultation, which must be performed on site unless it is determined a virtual option is safer due to health and safety requirements under COVID-19.

With these changes, policyholders can submit applications at any time. MEM will evaluate them twice per year with cutoffs for consideration March 1 and Sept. 1, and award announcements following in May and November each year.

New application timeline

Jan. 4, 2021 Applicants can begin submitting under new program
March 1 Deadline for applications to be submitted for May awards
May 15 Awardees announced
Sept. 1 Deadline for applications to be submitted for November awards
Nov. 15 Awardees announced

 

Questions? Contact our Safety and Risk Services team.

Date
November 18, 2020
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Missouri Employers Mutual
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