NEWS (9/28/17): MCWCF issues more than $17,000 to county agencies for employee safety purchases


The Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund (MCWCF) has issued grants to agencies in six counties to help reduce employee accidents and injuries, the fund announced Sept. 26.

These sums are part of the MCWCF’s Loss Prevention Grants Program, started in 2014. With this second round of grants in 2017, the fund has issued more than $33,000 to members this year, and more than $150,000 over the course of the program so far.

 RECIPIENT  Amount Project
 Alpena County  $3,500  Security wall
 Chippewa County 911  $4,243  Ergonomic chairs
 Delta County Airport  $1,385  Ergonomic equipment
 Isabella County Adult Day Program $2,526.82  Power lifts, patient sliders
Livingston County Emergency Mgt. $1,095.30  Personal protection gear
Newaygo County  $4,662  Ergonomic workstations
TOTAL GRANTS  $17,412

“Thank you so much for aiding in promoting the safety of our employees,” said Kelly Smith, manager of Delta County Airport.

“Oh my gosh! Thank you! I’m so happy for my staff (and their backs),” wrote Michelle Robbins of Chippewa County.

“The response from our membership to this initiative has been outstanding,” explained Timothy K. McGuire, administrator. “We are protecting public employees and conserving precious public dollars. Our board members could not be more pleased with this progress.”

NEWS (9/21/17): MCWCF issues another $28,000 to county agencies for employee safety purchases

The Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund (MCWCF) announced grants to agencies in nine counties to help reduce employee accidents and injuries on Sept. 17 at the 2016 Michigan Association of Counties Annual Conference.

These sums are part of the MCWCF’s Loss Prevention Grants Program, started in 2014. With this round of grants, totaling nearly $28,000, the MCWCF has now handed out about $125,000.

RECIPIENT AMOUNT PROJECT
Alger County Sheriff’s Off. $4,692 Officer vests, prisoner handling chair
Antrim County $2,336 Ergonomic chairs
Branch County $1,500 Employee wellness system
Chippewa County Sheriff’s Off. $3,200 RACC belts
Livingston Prosecutor’s Office $3,280 Ergonomic office equipment
Livingston Transportation $1,720 Headsets
Mackinac Sheriff’s Off. $500 Ergonomic workstation
Newaygo County $4,664 Ergonomic workstations
Otsego County Library $952 Office safety equipment
Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Off. $4,995 Ergonomic workstations
TOTAL GRANTS $27,839

“What wonderful news! Thank you so much!” said Cindy Campbell of the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office, which will invest in modern workstations that help prevent repetitive injuries.”

“Our Loss Prevention Grants Program continues to make a difference for our members and their employees,” said Timothy K. McGuire, the fund’s executive director. “Of course, the ultimate winners here are taxpayers, who know their public servants are working to reduce injuries and health costs.”

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.

RECIPIENT AMOUNT PROJECT
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.”

Top