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OSHA awards over $10.4 million in Harwood Grants

September 27, 2019

Washington — OSHA has awarded more than $10.4 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 79 nonprofit organizations nationwide, as part of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

Grant recipients will use the funding to provide education and training to help address workplace hazards and adopt best practices for avoiding on-the-job injuries, a Sept. 20 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 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.

According to the release, 54 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 $10,428,945.