SHIP Safety & Health Grant 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Department of Labor and Industries is opening a new round of applications for SHIP grants.  Applications will be accepted no later than October 31, 2014.

The Department of Labor and Industries' Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) Program funds grants that seek to:

  • Prevent workplace injury, illness, and fatality in Washington workplaces through cooperation of employers and employees or their representatives.
  • Reduce the cycle of disability for injured workers in Washington State through the development and implementation of innovative and effective return to work programs, as well as

To date the program has funded 59 safety and health grant projects. The materials and products developed through completed grant projects are available through the SHIP Program and on the L&I/DOSH web site

All proposals should promote the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in Washington workplaces.

Grant requests for projects that meet one of the following guidelines will receive special consideration:

  • Grants that effectively build occupational safety and health capacity within businesses and industries.
  • Grants addressing emerging issues in occupational safety and health and those with a significant impact on occupational safety and health.
  • Grant requests for projects that address the prevention of:
The following injuries and illnesses: Within the following industries:
  • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Falls (from elevation or on same level)
  • Struck (by or against object or equipment)
  • Overexertion
  • Workplace violence
  • 238  Specialty Trade Contractors
  • 236  Construction Of Buildings
  • 484  Truck Transportation
  • 623  Nursing And Residential Care Facilities
  • 321  Wood Product Manufacturing
  • 237  Heavy And Civil Engineering Construction
  • 622  Hospitals
  • 811  Repair And Maintenance
  • 922  Justice, Public Order, And Safety Activities
  • Grants in any of the above areas that specifically support the needs of small businesses in Washington State.

Grant limits and other criteria: the following criteria will apply to all SHIP grant applications.

  • Eligibility requirements for SHIP grants are listed on the application form (212 KB DOC) and in WAC 296-900-175 (261 KB PDF).
  • Grant requests for this round will not exceed $200,000.
  • Grants approved for this cycle should expect to receive grant funds and begin work beginning in January 2015.
  • Successful applicants will be required to attend a grantee orientation in the Olympia SHIP program office to receive specific guidance and information about managing their SHIP grant experience.
  • Project duration for projects approved for this cycle should not exceed 12 months.
  • Products and materials developed or created through a SHIP grant must be available for distribution by SHIP to others who can benefit from them.

Grant applications can be found at or by calling 360.902.5588.

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