[Ctegrants] Grant for Safer Table Saws

THOMPSON Tom - ODE tom.thompson at state.or.us
Thu Jul 7 13:57:56 PDT 2016


Here is a grant opportunity for school districts who are members of Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE).

PACE's Safety Grant Program is making $100,000 in funds available to help members prevent serious student injuries. The program will enable schools to replace old saws with a new piece of equipment, called a SawStop.

Since 1986, PACE has recorded 43 school injuries caused by table saws. PACE Director of Risk Management Scott Neufeld says many of the safety features included in SawStop saws can prevent such user injuries.

The grant money will come from funding previously used for the SafeAlert Tip Line, which is being replaced this year with a tip line funded by the state. Grants will be available to districts on a first-come, first-served basis, until the $100,000 is exhausted, beginning July 1, 2016.

Saws bought with the grant money will be restricted to use by vocational shop classes or drama departments. To gain the new saw, the school will be required to dispose of any outdated equipment.

The grant application is available at http://pace.osba.org/NewsPACE/Announcements/2016-07-01_PACE_Safety_Grant-SawStop.aspx .  Downloading the application requires the Login and Password for the school district PACE account.  If you are not eligible, please pass this information on to schools that may be interested.

Tom Thompson
Education Specialist
Industrial and Engineering Systems

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