Workers’ Compensation

Safety Program dollars, for those districts that elect to participate, represent a 2-3% surcharge of District contributions during a plan year. As such, the funds are owned by the District and are 100% refundable upon district request or termination from the Workers’ Compensation program. All applications are subject to approval by the Risk Management team upon presentation of a completed application. These funds can be transferred to the Property/Liability Safety Program upon written request.

This program is designed to be used for projects that reduce loss exposure to employees, such as:

  • Ergonomic or other equipment which prevents injury (ergonomic keyboards, chairs, weight belts, engineering controls, etc.)
  • Safety and/or health related in-services, workshops, or seminars (including travel) relative to employee protection
  • Personal protective equipment (steel toe/metatarsal guard shoes, gloves, safety glasses, respirators, etc.)
  • Pre-placement physicals
  • D.O.T. drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-work and random testing)
  • Non-D.O.T. drug and alcohol testing (for those job applicants who have been offered employment with your district)