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Stockholm nets $2,000 safety grant

STOCKHOLM, Maine — The town of Stockholm has been awarded a safety enhancement grant by the Maine Municipal Association Workers Compensation Fund in the amount of $2,000, town officials announced.

The Ed MacDonald Safety Enhancement Grants and Scholarship Grants 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, officials said. 

The Maine Municipal Association has been awarding safety grants to members of the Workers’ Compensation fund since 1999, bestowing more than $5 million in the funding of 3,938 safety enhancement grants and 489 scholarship grants.  

For more information about Maine Municipal Association Risk Management Service programs, including safety enhancement grant eligibility and applications, please visit memun.org and click on the Risk Management Services link, or call 1-800-590 5583.

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