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NEWS Utah Labor Commission

October 1, 2015

CONTACT: Elena Bensor-Slyter
Public Information/Community Relations Officer
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Utah Labor Commission Offers Grant Funding to Enhance Workplace Safety Practices


SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Labor Commission is requesting applications to award funding for projects or initiatives demonstrating a commitment to workplace safety. The purpose of the grant is to provide funding to entities who desire to implement initiatives to promote new or existing safety programs within the workplace.

Proposals appropriate for funding may include, but are not limited to the development of workshops and training, implementation of specialized safety programs, and collaborative workplace safety training between organizations.

This grant year may include up to $500,000 in total awards to selected grant recipients. Entities eligible to apply include nonprofit organizations, community and faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor-management associations and small businesses.

“It is our hope that these grants provide opportunities to fund projects that otherwise could not be implemented to improve and enhance safety practices in the workplace.” said Utah Labor Commissioner, Sherrie Hayashi.

The Grant Guidelines and Application are available online at

The grant period will cover projects implemented for up to a 12-month period from January thru December 31, 2016.

Applications are due on Monday, October 19, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.