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OSHA Makes $4.6 Million Safety Training Grants Available

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program funds help high-risk, vulnerable workers identify, prevent workplace hazards

May 11, 2016

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These grants will fund the creation of in-person, hands-on training and educational programs and the development of materials for workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates; and vulnerable workers who are underserved, have limited English proficiency or are temporary workers. The program intends to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards.

Nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities are eligible and encouraged to apply for the grants.

This funding opportunity includes two separate and distinct announcements: Targeted Topic Training Grants and Capacity Building Training Grants.

Targeted Topic Training grants support the development of quality training programs and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards. These grants require applicants to address the occupational safety and health hazards designated by OSHA in the announcement.

There are two types of Capacity Building grants available: Capacity Building pilot and Capacity Building Developmental grants. Pilot grants will assist organizations in assessing their needs and formulating a capacity-building plan before moving forward with a full-scale safety and health education program. Developmental grants focus on improving and expanding the capacity of an organization to provide safety and health training, education, and related assistance to target audiences.

The funding opportunity announcements are available at http://www.grants.gov and information on the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program is available on OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/index.html.

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