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OSHA announces availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood training grants

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Washington — OSHA has made available $10.5 million in grants to improve worker safety and health as part of its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, according to a notice published in the Aug. 3 Federal Register.

Among those eligible for the funding are nonprofit organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor and management associations, Native American tribes, and colleges and universities. The grants fund interactive training programs and other resources targeted to workers and employers in several groups, including:

  • Small businesses.
  • Industries with high rates of injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
  • Vulnerable workers, including temporary workers and those with limited English proficiency.

The funding is divided into Target Topic Training Grants, Training and Educational Materials Development Grants, and Capacity Building Grants.

Applications are due Sept. 2 and must be submitted electronically.

In June, a Senate appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019 included a slight increase to OSHA’s budget and the continuation of the Harwood program. President Donald Trump had slated the program for elimination in his FY 2019 budget proposal, released in February.

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