OSHA recently announced the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program awards grants to non-profit organizations on a competitive basis. They are issued annually based on Congressional appropriation.
The focus of the program is to provide training and education for workers and employers on how to recognize, avoid, and prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces. It also teaches workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the OSH Act. Since 1978, more than 2.1 million workers have been training through this program.
The grants are available for nonprofit organizations including:
- community and faith-based organizations
- employer associations
- labor unions
- joint labor/management associations
- indian tribes
- colleges and universities
Recipients will create in-person, hands-on training, and educational programs and develop materials for workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates. Recipients will also train vulnerable workers who are under-served, have limited English proficiency, or are temporary workers. Harwood applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 28. For more information, read the news release or visit Grants.gov.