$10.5M in Worker Safety Grants Announced

Over the weekend, a pot of money opened up to fund training and education on workplace safety and health hazards.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration  announced on Friday the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards.

The grants are available for nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities. Recipients will create in-person, hands-on training and educational programs and develop materials for 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.

Targeted Topic Training grants are available to support the development of quality training programs and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards. This funding opportunity announcement also makes available funds for Training and Educational Materials Development grants that focus on developing quality training materials.

Learn more about the funding announcement and register to apply at Grants.gov. Applicants must also register in the System for Award Management, and possess a “D-U-N-S” number. D-U-N-S is a unique, nine-digit identification number for each of a business’s physical locations. Businesses seeking federal government grants or contracts may obtain their D-U-N-S number free-of-charge from Dun & Bradstreet.

Harwood applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Aug. 28, 2017.

Read more about the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. The public may email questions about the program to the Susan Harwood Coordinator at harwoodgrants@dol.gov or call 847-759-7700.

This blog post was featured on the July 28 weekly wrap up by the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog.

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