The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awarded $9.3 million in grants to 74 nonprofit organizations nationwide for training in workplace health and safety. The grants, part of Susan Harwood Training Grants Program, 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.
OSHA also awarded $1 million 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 OSHA's Award Announcements page.