OSHA has announced the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards.
Funds are awarded to nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities.
The grant program supports the creation of in-person, hands-on training and educational programs, including the development of materials 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.
Funding is available in three categories: Targeted Topic Training Grants, Training and Educational Materials Development Grants, and Capacity Building Grants:
- Targeted Topic Training Grants support the development of quality training and educational programs that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards. The Targeted Topic Training grants require applicants to address the occupational safety and health hazards designated by OSHA in the grant announcement.
- Training and Educational Materials Development Grants support the development of quality classroom-ready training and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards.
- Capacity Building Grants support organizations in developing new ability for conducting occupational safety and health training programs.
Harwood applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018.