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OSHA to Offer Safety Training and Educational Grants

Aug. 3, 2018
A total of $10.5 million is up for grabs.

OSHA will now offer a total of $10.5 million in grant funding for nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities.

The Susan Harwood grant program supports the development of quality training and educational programs that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards. This includes 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.

Three different grants will fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards.

The Targeted Topic Training grants require applicants to address the occupational safety and health hazards designated by OSHA in the grant announcement. Training and Educational Materials Development grants support the development of quality classroom-ready training and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards.

Capacity Building grants support organizations in developing new ability for conducting occupational safety and health training programs. An organization may apply for one of two Capacity Building grants: Capacity Building Pilot or Capacity Building Developmental grants. Capacity Building pilot grants assist organizations in assessing their training development needs as they formulate a capacity-building plan before moving forward with a full-scale safety and health education program. Capacity Building Developmental grants focus on developing new capacity of an organization to provide safety and health training and education. Capacity Building Developmental grant recipients will have the opportunity to continue building their new capacity with up to three additional 12-month follow-on grants, based on satisfactory performance.

Learn more about the funding announcement and register to apply at Grants.gov. Harwood applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018.

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Dave Blanchard, Editor-in-Chief: During his career Dave has led the editorial management of many of Endeavor Business Media's best-known brands, including IndustryWeekEHS Today, Material Handling & LogisticsLogistics Today, Supply Chain Technology News, and Business Finance. In addition, he serves as senior content director of the annual Safety Leadership Conference. With over 30 years of B2B media experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2021), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its third edition. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major trade shows and conferences, and has won numerous awards for writing and editing. He is a voting member of the jury of the Logistics Hall of Fame, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

Adrienne Selko, Senior Editor: In addition to her roles with EHS Today and the Safety Leadership Conference, Adrienne is also a senior editor at IndustryWeek and has written about many topics, with her current focus on workforce development strategies. She is also a senior editor at Material Handling & Logistics. Previously she was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank. She is the author of Do I Have to Wear Garlic Around My Neck?, which made the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best sellers list.

Nicole Stempak, Managing Editor:  Nicole Stempak is managing editor of EHS Today and conference content manager of the Safety Leadership Conference.

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