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Susan Harwood Training Grants are available


Washington — OSHA has made available more than $12.7 million as part of its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

The grants support training and education that help employers and workers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. They’re available to nonprofit organizations, including community, faith-based and grassroots organizations; employer associations; labor unions; joint labor/management associations; Indian tribes; and public/state colleges and universities.

The grants will support recipients’ efforts to provide “instructor-led training for workers, supervisors and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates; and vulnerable, underserved workers, many of whom have limited English proficiency or are employed in temporary jobs,” a June 27 press release states.

The grants specifically fund training and education on hazard recognition, control and avoidance, along with training and education on workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

Grants will be awarded for:
Targeted Topic Training: Supporting educational programs on workplace hazards associated with a selected OSHA training topic.
Training and Educational Materials Development: Supporting the development of quality classroom-ready training and educational materials.
Capacity Building: Supporting organizations in delivering training, education and related assistance to targeted audiences. These grants are divided into two parts: developmental grants and pilot grants.

The deadline for applications, submitted at grants.gov, is July 26. Anyone interested in applying for a Harwood grant must register with grants.gov and SAM.gov.

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