OSHA has awarded $9.3 million in Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants to 74 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants will provide educational and training programs to help employees and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, implement injury prevention measures, and understand their rights and responsibilities. The awards range from $34,606 up to $165,000.
OSHA also awarded $1million in direct grants to five organizations to train and protect workers involved in hurricane recovery activities.
The Susan Harwood Training Grants Program funds grants to nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor-management associations, colleges, and universities. Target trainees include small-business employers and underserved vulnerable workers in high-hazard industries.
The Fiscal Year 2018 award categories are as follows: Targeted Topic Training; Training and Educational Materials Development; and Capacity-Building Developmental/Capacity-Building Pilot. Targeted Topics included training materials and courses to educate workers to identify hazards and work safely.
For a complete list of the 2018 Susan Harwood Training Grant Program recipients, visit the Award Announcements page.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.