OSHA awards over $11.2 million in Harwood Grants
Washington — OSHA has awarded more than $11.2 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 90 nonprofit organizations, as part of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.
Grant recipients will use the funding to provide education and training to address serious workplace hazards, including COVID-19; implement injury prevention measures; and help workers and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a Sept. 18 agency press release states.
The grants were awarded 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: Aiding the creation of classroom-ready training and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards.
Capacity Building: Funding organizations developing and/or expanding the capacity for conducting workplace safety and health training, education, and related assistance. Recipients must provide training and education based on identified needs of a specific audience or a set of related topics.
According to the release, 80 of the grants are for safety and health training in urban and economically distressed areas, based on President Donald Trump’s Qualified Opportunity Zones Executive Order.
The grants total $11,216,991.