The Foundation launches new Workplace Safety Grant
June 19, 2020
From The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology: As many have personally experienced, COVID-19 has created major impacts to the world we know today, including the dental laboratory technology profession. With a majority of these impacts affecting how dental laboratories are currently operating on a daily basis, the Foundation is excited to announce the launch its brand new grant, the Workplace Safety Grant, in an effort to ensure safety amongst all dental laboratory employees.

As part of this grant, the Foundation has allocated funds for dental laboratories to call in OSHA for a voluntary on-site safety consultation, and will provide up to $500 per dental laboratory to assist with implementing corrective action as indicated by OSHA’s voluntary on-site safety consultation.

Important Note: Unlike an actual OSHA safety inspection, the free safety consultation cannot result in fines or citations, and the consultant cannot report possible violations to OSHA. It's confidential, too. Your name, your firm's name, and any information you provide about your workplace, plus any unsafe or unhealthful working conditions that the consultant uncovers, will not be reported routinely to the OSHA inspection staff. Your only obligation will be to correct serious job safety and health hazards – a commitment which you are expected to make prior to the actual visit and carry out in a timely manner.

Applications can be submitted directly online at, or by email, fax, or mail using the printable application here.