As part of its commitment to safety and controlling costs, the town of Foxborough has received a $5,000 grant that will be used to purchase a trench box and trench safety equipment. The modular aluminum shoring system will be used by the department of public works when repairing and installing manholes. Trench boxes are used to stabilize work areas and prevent soil collapses that may occur when working in trenches.
“The well being of our employees and residents is a top concern,” said Town Manager Kevin Paicos. “This equipment will help ensure both employee and public safety, and we are grateful to MIIA for making the grant available.”
The Loss Control Grant is from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), the municipality’s property and casualty insurance provider. MIIA Loss Control Grants are available to its member municipalities who may apply for funds upon recognizing a need in their community. Grants are awarded to fund equipment purchases and to implement training programs that address safety and loss prevention issues. These proactive efforts help avoid accidents and potentially costly claims to protect the municipality, its employees and its citizens.
The Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA) is the non-profit insurance arm of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA). As a member-based organization, MIIA’s only focus is to provide excellent service and quality risk management solutions to Massachusetts municipalities and related public entities. Municipal insurance its only business, MIIA insures nearly 400 cities, towns, and other public entities in Massachusetts.