The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced $10.5 million in workplace safety training and education grants.

The Susan Harwood Training Grant program supports in-person, hands-on training for workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates; and vulnerable workers, who are underserved, have limited English proficiency, or are temporary workers.

The grants are available to nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Native American tribes, and colleges and universities.

Grants are available in the following areas:

  • Targeted Topic Training: Supports educational programs that address identifying and preventing workplace hazards. These grants require applicants to conduct training on OSHA-designated workplace safety and health hazards.
  • Training and Educational Materials Development: Supports the development of quality classroom-ready training and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards.
  • Capacity Building: Supports organizations in developing new capacity for conducting workplace safety and health training programs, and must provide training and education based on identified needs of a specific audience or a set of related topics.

Harwood applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

Applicants must possess a D-U-N-S number and have an active System of Award Management registration. A D-U-N-S number may be obtained free-of-charge from Dun & Bradstreet.

For more information, contact CBIA's Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).