WSI North Dakota Ergonomic Initiative Grant
Workforce Safety and Insurance’s (WSI) Ergonomic Initiative Grant Program provides employers resources, including financial assistance, to address ergonomic issues. The purpose of the program is to reduce or eliminate cumulative-type injuries at the workplace. What typically begins as minor aches or pains, if ignored, has potential to develop into costly claims.
The Ergonomic Initiative Grant Program consists of two parts; the Ergonomic Initiative Program and the Ergonomic Grant Program. The initiative program needs to be completed before an employer can be eligible for grant program.
Ergonomic Initiative Program
WSI provides financial assistance for provider services under this program. WSI pays 75% of the provider fees and the employer pays 25%. The provider’s work and services will vary depending on the needs of the employer. Factors that determine the work and services include the number of employees, number of job classifications, type of work performed, and claims trends history (frequency and severity).
Ergonomic Grant Program
WSI provides financial assistance for an employer to purchase ergonomic equipment. The provider must recommend the equipment in the ergonomic assessment which is completed in the initiative program.
Through the program grant, ND WSI will pay:
- 75% of provider fees for an ergonomic assessment
- 100% of expenses for ergonomic-related training
- 75% of expenses for approved ergonomic equipment, up to the maximum eligible amount based on your WSI premium
- 100% of follow-up training on the proper use of new ergonomic equipment