$11.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grant funding available
Washington — OSHA has made available $11.5 million in grants to improve worker safety and health as part of its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.
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 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,” a May 19 agency press release states. “The grants will fund training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards, including the coronavirus.”
The grants are available in three categories:
Targeted Topic Training, supporting educational programs that address identifying and preventing workplace hazards. These grants require recipients to conduct training on OSHA-designated workplace safety and health hazards.
Training and Educational Materials Development, to aid in the creation of classroom-ready training and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards.
Capacity Building, funding organizations developing new capacity for conducting workplace safety and health training programs. Recipients must provide training and education based on identified needs of a specific audience or a set of related topics.
Applications are due July 20 and must be submitted electronically at grants.gov. Applicants must have a “D-U-N-S” number – available for free from Dun & Bradstreet – and an active System of Award Management registration.
OSHA awarded more than $10.4 million in Harwood grants to 79 organizations last year.