The Wyoming Safety Improvement Fund program can help businesses implement health and safety training programs, or assist with the purchase of health and safety equipment. Equipment must be an upgrade or beyond regulatory requirements for the industry or occupation.
Who is eligible to apply?
The Wyoming Safety Improvement Fund is open to Wyoming businesses that are registered and in good standing with Wyoming Workers' Compensation; registered and in good standing with Unemployment Insurance, if required; and registered and in good standing with the Wyoming Secretary of State Office, if required.
How much funding is available?
Businesses may apply for up to $10,000 from July 1 to June 30 of each year. A 10 percent monetary match is required of the business.
What expenses are allowed and not allowed?
Effective immediately, the program will not providing funding for the following: building and/or property improvements, equipment intended to meet OSHA or MSHA compliance, office interventions, personal protective equipment (unless the employer can demonstrate the PPE exceeds the minimum requirements for OSHA), passive devices (i.e. cameras or security equipment), routine equipment replacements, equipment purchased prior to the contract, equipment that provides the employer with a competitive advantage, ergonomic equipment, earthmoving equipment, skid steers, scissor lifts, forklifts, powered hand tools, standard guard railing systems and AED's.
How do I apply?
It's easy! Just fill out one of the application forms provided below and submit it via regular mail or hand-deliver it to the address on the application form. Applications are evaluated on the business's health and safety needs on a first-come-first-served basis.
How does it work?
After an application is approved, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will write a contract and provide payment in two installments. Seventy-five percent of the award will be paid once a contract is complete. The remaining 25 percent will be paid when the final report is submitted to the Department.
What about reporting?
Businesses that participate in the Wyoming Safety Improvement Fund will be required to submit reports at 180 days and 365 days after the contract becomes effective and must include: a narrative describing the effectiveness of the funding on health and safety within the business; employment data; injury/fatality data; and receipts for allowed expenses.