Frenchville officials have announced the town has been awarded a safety grant by the Maine Municipal Association Workers Compensation Fund in the amount of $1,852.
The Ed MacDonald Safety Grants and Scholarship provide financial assistance to members of the MMA Workers Compensation Fund to purchase safety equipment or services to assist in reducing the frequency and severity of workplace injuries.
The grant programs are designed to prevent injuries and improve workplace safety for Maine employees. The reduction in employee injuries also benefits the taxpayers by lessening lost hours at work, cost of claims and potential overtime expenses for employees who might have to fill in for injured co-workers.
The Maine Municipal Association has awarded more than $6.2 million in the funding of 4,545 safety grants and 542 scholarships.
For more information about Maine Municipal Association Risk Management Service programs, including safety grant eligibility and applications, visit memun.org and click on the Risk Management Services link, or call 1-800-590-5583.