OSHA announces $1.5 million for Harwood grants

Washington – OSHA is accepting applications for the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program to help educate workers and employers on workplace hazard recognition and prevention, as well as rights and responsibilities.

Two types of grants – targeted topic training and training and educational materials development – are available, for a total of $1.5 million in funding.

Both are one-year grants intended to address several topics, including fall protection in construction, grain handling operations, ergonomic hazards and workplace violence. The programs are meant to target underserved, low-literacy workers in high-hazard industries, according to an OSHA press release.

Organizations that may apply for the grants include nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor and management associations, and colleges and universities. The grants are not available for state and local governments.

Applications must be submitted by June 13. An instructional video from OSHA is available to assist groups with the application process.

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