Safety Program

Now in its second year, the Workers’ Compensation Fund Safety Program is distributing $500,000 to Fund members to help protect the health and safety of their school communities. Members will receive an amount based on their district’s most recent audited payroll size.

Our goal is to educate members on common risks, communicate the rationale and importance of utilizing safety products, and recommend beneficial products that can keep school workers safe.

Earlier this year, our board approved the product recommendations below based on their ability to lower the frequency and severity of common claims within the classroom setting.

Product Recommendations

  • Light filters to help create a calm, pleasant environment for students and staff
  • Mechanical student lifts to help prevent strains and common injuries caused by improperly lifting students
  • Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to ensure schools are equipped with devices in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest; an incident that occurs over 700 times daily in the United States.
    • The Kimberly Anne Gillary Foundation has a mission to ensure that every Michigan high school has at least one automated external defibrillator (AED) and staff members who are trained in CPR and the use of an AED. If your high school does not have an AED and an AED program, click here for more information.

We encourage you to utilize these funds for items that increase all types of safety and security measures in your district.