NEWS (6/2/2017): MCWCF issues $16,000 to county agencies for employee safety purchases

The Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund (MCWCF) has issued grants to agencies in four counties to help reduce employee accidents and injuries, the nonprofit fund announced today.

These sums are part of the MCWCF’s Loss Prevention Grants Program, started in 2014. With this round of grants, totaling $16,006, the MCWCF has now handed out more than $140,000 to member agencies across Michigan.

Gogebic County $1,320 Ergonomic chairs
Kalkaska Co. Sheriff’s Office $2,308.01 Tasers
Otsego County $2,732.60 Workstations, safety vests
Otsego Judicial System $4,988 Workstations
Roscommon Co. Sheriff’s Office $4,657.93 Ergonomic chairs, workstations
TOTAL GRANTS $16,006.54

“We conceived of the grants program as a way to invest in our members and their employees,” explained Timothy K. McGuire, administrator of the fund. “And the results speak for themselves. Each of the projects funded represents an investment in employee safety.”