BOSTON– Secretary Acosta of the Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced the Safety Training Grant recipients through the Department of Industrial Accidents Workplace Safety Training Grant Program. The City of Brockton will receive $18,500 to train 181 workers in the Brockton Area Transit by June 2018. The Industrial Accidents Workplace Safety Training Grant program works to provide Massachusetts companies the funding needed for preventative safety training

“This grant exemplifies the hard work and commitment by the City of Brockton to improve health and safety for our community and our employees” said Senator Michael D. Brady (D-Brockton). “These funds will go towards training 181 workers in the Brockton Area Transit to better handle health and safety in our community.”

“Brockton Area Public Transit employees are the caretakers for our areas’ safe and affordable bus-transportation which primarily serves local workers, students and seniors.” Said Representative Michelle DuBois (D- Brockton). “The State’s investment in Industrial Accidents training for BAT bus employees is a critical part of appropriate rider and driver safety standards.”

EOLWD manages the Commonwealth’s Workforce Development and Labor Departments to ensure that workers, employers and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy. As a part of the EOLWD, the Department of Industrial Accidents administers this initiative that provides Massachusetts companies with the financial assistance to encourage safe and healthy conditions in the workplace by funding preventative safety training and educational programs.

“Brockton Area Transit is integral to addressing transportation needs in Brockton. The Safety Training Grant will help Brockton Area Transit train its employees to continue to keep its staff and the community safe,” said Representative Claire Cronin (D-Easton).

This program encourages organizations to remain proactive when approaching safety in the work place and regularly reviews applications and awards on a rolling basis. For more on Occupational Safety Health Education and Training please visit