Connecticut Organizations Receive Safety Training Funds
OSHA awarded three Connecticut nonprofit organizations more than $315,000 in grants to support workforce safety education and training.
It is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Susan Harwood Training Grant program that focuses on increasing awareness about serious workplace hazards and injury prevention.
This year DOL distributed approximately $12.7 million in grants to 100 organizations nationally, an 8.6% increase in the amount of funding since last year.
Each organization already offers training in several different focus areas throughout the state.
DOL awarded the LIUNA Training and Education Fund, based in Pomfret, more than $156,000 for targeted topic training.
The Minority Construction Council will receive an $80,000 grant to build a training program that focuses on working under the influence of hazardous substances for construction industry employees.
Council officials said the training will include the hazards of opioids and marijuana in the workplace.
The Connecticut Worker Center also received a nearly $79,000 grant to conduct a pilot training that provides two hours of safety and health training to 90 employers and workers in general industry.
The organization will offer training in English, Portuguese, and Spanish to target hard-to-reach audiences with limited English-speaking skills.
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