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Moratorium items and unapproved purchases

Equipment is placed on the moratorium list based on the current research data needs of the Safety Intervention Grant Program. This list is dynamic and will be updated throughout the course of the Safety Intervention Grant Program. Additionally, we've included a list of unapproved interventions which are outside the scope of the Safety Intervention Grant Program.

Note: The unapproved list is NOT all inclusive.

Moratorium items

  • Anti-fatigue mats: floor mats intended to ease the strain of standing.
  • Automated beverage dispensers: devices used to deliver ice and beverages.
  • Automated external defibrillators (AEDs): portable electronic devices that treat life-threatening cardiac conditions with defibrillation.
  • Bathing systems: typically used in health care to provide height adjustment or easier entry.
  • Bleachers/powered bleacher systems: raised, tiered rows of seats and/or associated equipment to open and close the bleachers.
  • Boom lifts – articulated and/or extensible: aerial work platform with multiple boom sections that hinge or "articulate" allowing the operator to gain access to work areas over obstacles and barriers.
  • Bulk material transferring/dispensing equipment: portable equipment that dispenses mulch or other material at a worksite.
  • Cable pulling equipment: powered equipment that pulls cable or wire.
  • Chairs (i.e. office chairs, industrial stools, etc.): anything used for seating.
  • Clothes pressing, laundering and/or dry-cleaning machines: equipment used to iron/press clothing or any type of machines used to clean clothes.
    • Exception: firefighter turnout gear washing machines.
  • Conduit bending equipment: equipment used to manipulate meta and/or plastic piping for a wide array of applications.
  • Crash attenuators: device intended to reduce the damage to structures, vehicles, and motorists resulting from a motor vehicle collision.
  • Deep fryers: equipment associated with frying processes.
  • Digital x-ray equipment: x-ray imaging equipment using digital sensors instead of radiographic film.
  • Dough mixers: device used to mix ingredients.
  • Earth moving equipment: all earth moving equipment (i.e. skid steers, front-end loaders, bobcats, etc.).
  • Electric beds: powered height adjustable beds.
  • Floor cleaning equipment: floor scrubbers, waxers, buffers, vacuums, dryers or any other manual or powered device whose purpose is to clean, wax, buff, vacuum or dry a floor or walking surface.
  • Flooring/floor treatments: flooring or floor treatments that minimize slipping.
  • Food slicing, shredding, dicing and/or portioning equipment: any device or machine that reduces the size or portions of food or food products, slices, chops, cuts, etc. food.
  • Forklifts: passenger industrial vehicles with the ability to lift and move loads.
  • Fry hoppers, oil filtration systems and related equipment: equipment for processing of french fries and/or oil filtration equipment.
  • Lighting: changes or improvements in lighting to improve visibility.
  • Pallets: flat transport structures that support goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by forklifts or other jacking devices.
  • Powered hand tools: tools held in the hand and powered by battery, electricity, or other power, including standard industrial/construction tools such as drills, saws, drivers, etc.
    • Exceptions: pipe saws, specialty tools and tools specifically designed and used to reduce exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
  • Remote meter readers: technology used to automatically collect and read consumption, diagnostic, and status data from water meter or energy metering devices.
  • Road repair systems: equipment used to repair potholes, cracks, etc.
  • Saws with flesh detection technology: saws designed to stop immediately when the blades come in contact with a person.
  • Shrink wrap equipment: any equipment used to wrap film around products to be transferred or shipped.
  • Sit/stand workstations: workstation that allows the user to raise and lower their desk to sitting and standing height.
  • Snow removal equipment: equipment in which the primary purpose is to remove snow and/or melt ice, i.e. blades, snow blowers, salt spreaders, etc.
  • Standard guardrailing systems: guardrails for platforms, walkways, process areas, etc.
  • Storage bins: any bin or tub used for storage.
  • Tables (i.e. cafeteria tables, etc.): any tables that allow for easier material handling (i.e. lighter tables).
  • Tire changers, wheel balancers, alignment machines: equipment used in the tire industry to change tires and/or balance wheels.
  • Trailers (standard transportation trailers): equipment designed to be pulled by vehicles to transport vehicles, materials, goods, etc.
    • Exception: trailers with intervention permanently/integrally mounted.
  • Truck/trailer restraints, dock leveling systems: equipment intended to prevent trailer/dock separation accidents.
  • Vehicle lifts: lifts used to perform work on vehicles such as trucks, cars, tractors, etc.
  • Veterinary bathing systems: any bathing system used for animals.
  • Wire/cable stripping equipment: equipment used to cut and strip away wiring and cable.

Unapproved purchases

  • Back belts: wearable devices that support the back while lifting objects.
  • Building and/or property improvements
  • Consumable goods
  • Equipment intended to meet minimum OSHA compliance, including basic machine guarding devices and equipment
  • Equipment related to capital improvement projects; equipment for new buildings
  • Exercise equipment: equipment used for the purpose of exercising.
  • Insurance
  • Interventions used solely for rehabilitative purposes
  • Office interventions: office furniture and computer workstation accessories.
  • Personal protective equipment: any equipment worn by a worker protecting him/her from harm.
  • Passive safety/security devices (i.e. cameras, security equipment, monitoring equipment, warning devices, etc.)
  • Rented or leased equipment
  • Routine equipment replacement
  • Training
  • Training simulators: any virtual medium through which various types of skills can be acquired.
  • Vehicles: all driven vehicles including cars, trucks, tractors, utility vehicles, etc.
  • Warranties
  • Weaponry: all weapons including tasers.
  • Wrist splints: any brace/split for your wrist.

Guidance for powered cots and cot loading equipment

Employers may apply for cot loading systems or cots with an integrated loading system. They may apply for a powered cot that raises and lowers the patient only if they are replacing a manual cot AND if they're also purchasing or applying for a powered load system that will safely assist in loading the cot and patient onto the ambulance.