More than $9.3 million in Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants have been awarded to 74 nonprofit organizations nationwide.
The grants, which were provided by OSHA, will allow recipients to bolster or create educational and training programs to help employees and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, implement injury prevention measures and understand their rights and responsibilities.
The agency 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.
The 2018 Susan Harwood Training Grant Program recipients can be found on OSHA's website.