OSHA Offers $12M in Safety and Health Training Grants
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the availability of US$12.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants.
OSHA’s annual program is designed to fund in-person safety and health training for workers and employers in industries with high injury, illness, and fatality rates; underserved youth; workers with limited English proficiency; and small businesses.
OSHA has made funding available in the following categories:
- Targeted Topic Training: Supporting educational programs that identify and prevent workplace hazards. Applicants must conduct training on OSHA-designated workplace safety and health hazards.
- Training and Educational Materials Development: Supporting the development of quality classroom-ready training and educational materials that identify and prevent workplace hazards.
- Capacity Building: Supporting organizations in developing new training programs to assess needs and plan for full-scale safety and health education programs, expanding their capacity to provide workplace safety and health training, education and related assistance to workers and employers.
OSHA will host a free webinar, How to Prepare a Competitive Susan Harwood Training Grant Application, to assist organizations in preparing grant applications on May 25, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT.
Nonprofit organizations, such as labor unions, educational facilities, and faith-based organizations, also are eligible for the Susan Harwood Training Grant program. The deadline for application is July 7.