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Organization Name City State Funding Amount Type
Alliance of Forest Workers and Harvesters Albany CA $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment and develop safety and health training for forest workers in Southern Oregon. Training will focus on identifying hazards, injury reduction, hazard recognition, and how to properly report to OSHA. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Casa Latina Seattle WA $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment and provide health and safety training to day laborers as part of a workforce development program. The training will focus on common hazards in day labor work and integrate health and safety and workers rights training into its pre-existing ESL and vocational programs.
Center for Human Services Bethesda MD $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will develop a training program targeting immigrant and low literacy Hispanic/Latino workers in Pennsylvania's food service industry. Training materials will be modified for low literacy and second language learners. Training will include OSHA, worker rights and reducing workplace injuries. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice - California Los Angeles CA $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will provide health and safety training to warehouse workers in San Bernadino and Riverside counties, California. The majority of workers are immigrant and minority, with limited English proficiency and low literacy. Training will include worksite safety and health hazards recognition and prevention, and worker rights and responsibilities under OSHA.
Farmworker Legal Services of New York, Inc Rochester NY $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment and develop safety and health training for low literacy migrant and seasonal farm workers in Western New York. Training will include worker rights and OSHA, heat stress prevention, ergonomics, farm equipment safety, and pesticide safety. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Hispanic Resource Center of Larchmont and Mamaroneck Mamaroneck NY $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment and develop workplace safety and health training for low literacy and limited English immigrant day laborers and domestic workers. Training will target Hispanic workers and small businesses in Westchester and Staten Island, NY. Training will focus on OSHA, worker rights and employer responsibilities, and safety and health hazards in their workplaces.
Lake-Sumter Community College Leesburg FL $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment and develop a training program on safe patient handling and movement practices for student nurses and healthcare providers in a three county area in Florida. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Make the Road New York Inc Brooklyn NY $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment to identify workplace hazards in small businesses located in New York City. Training will be developed for Latino immigrant workers and employers engaged in low-wage industries including restaurants, manufacturing, commercial laundry, and garment. The plan calls for integrating the safety materials into ESOL and job skills training classes.
Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Miami FL $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment, develop and conduct training on workers rights, construction hazards and general industry hazards in three counties in Florida. The plan includes the creation of a web-based regional occupational health and safety resource center for employers. The training and/or materials will be offered in English, Spanish and Creole.
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest Lincoln NE $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment and develop a training program for the meatpacking industry in Nebraska. The target audience is workers in the high risk meatpacking industry. The meatpacking industry remains one of the most dangerous industries, with one of the highest injury and illness rates in general industry.
Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc Ashland WI $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment of manufacturers in two counties in northwest Wisconsin including those in paper products, wood products, food processing and heavy equipment. Training topics will include ergonomics, equipment operation, and handling of hazardous chemicals. The program includes a train-the-trainer module.
Telamon Corporation Raleigh NC $90,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment and develop training for poultry workers and employers in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. The target audiences are limited English proficiency and low-wage workers. The training and/or materials will be offered in English, Spanish and Creole.
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux Falls IA $90,000 Pilot
The grantee will assess worker needs and expand existing tower erection training into a Vertical Safety Training program for the growing industry of communications tower and wind power construction and maintenance. The training would also reach workers in the high-hazard industry of construction, and small to medium sized businesses.
Winona O.R.C. Industries, Inc. Winona MN $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment and develop a workplace safety and health program that meets the needs of their client workers. The targeted audience is individuals with special needs including those with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, and mental illness.
Workers Defense Project Austin TX $85,000 Pilot
The grantee will conduct a needs assessment and develop safety training modules focusing on Latino construction workers in Austin, Texas during the first year, then provide training in other geographic areas during following years. The plan is to conduct training through a train-the-trainer program.
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation Washington DC $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will expand the capacity of its safety and health program to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries among healthcare workers, including training on bloodborne pathogens. The goal is to expand its network of trainers and to build the training capability of 28 joint labor-management committees.
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System for the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Milwaukee WI $180,000 Developmental
The grantee will develop safety and ergonomics training for small business utility employees and contractors in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Ohio. Training will include a train-the-trainer module. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc San Francisco CA $225,000 Developmental
The grantee will train farmworkers, construction workers, landscape workers and other low-wage workers employed outdoors in California regarding heat illness and heat stress prevention. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
CASA de Maryland, Inc (Central American Solidarity Association) Hyattville MD $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide training for high-risk Latino workers in the construction, building and grounds maintenance, agricultural, and warehouse industries in Maryland. Training will be offered through local community colleges and employment centers. Training will include a train-the-trainer module. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Compacion Foundation, Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas Balch Springs TX $180,000 Developmental
The Compacion Foundation along with the Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas (HCAT) will establish a Construction Compliance Training Center to address occupational safety and health issues within the construction industry. Training will target day laborers, hourly workers, and temporary workers. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana Inc Portage IN $131,411 Developmental
The grantee will develop and implement a training program on process safety management hazards in construction, specifically refinery operations. Training will include a train-the-trainer module. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Construction Safety Council Hillside IL $200,000 Developmental
The grantee will partner with the Hispanic Council to create a "Safety Training Resource Center" that targets Hispanic and immigrant workers. Training will be developed and delivered with sensitivity to multicultural and multilingual issues. Existing training materials will be translated into Spanish.
El Centro Humanitario Para los Trabajadores Denver CO $190,000 Developmental
The grantee will train day laborer and domestic workers and employers. The grantee will mostly use existing training materials but plans to produce several short educational videos using local workers. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Farmworker Justice Washington DC $230,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide pesticide safety training and education to high-risk farmworkers via community health workers.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation Atlanta GA $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will create the Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health Center to provide training, educational resources, technical experts, and online resource center for young workers, parents, teachers, and employers. The Center will build a distinct young worker safety certificate program and integrate it with technical educational curricula in the southeastern states.
Idaho State University Pocatello ID $190,000 Developmental
The grantee will train small manufacturers and fire/emergency service workers and employers through face-to-face and distance learning. The grantee will create an Occupational Safety Training Center which will focus on the use of distance learning. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Interfaith Worker Justice Chicago IL $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will develop and provide safety training to workers in five industries including construction, food processing, landscaping, office cleaning, and auto repair. The grantee will target Latino, immigrant, low wage, youth, and low literacy workers. The training and/or materials will be offered in English, Spanish and Polish.
International Union, UAW Detroit MI $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide safety and health training to high-risk groups and vulnerable populations in high hazard occupations. The training will be offered to small- to medium-size employers in English and Spanish.
LIUNA Training & Education Fund (fna: Laborers/AGC) Pomfret Center CT $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will develop a green certification program for construction craft laborers that focuses on deconstruction/demolition. Emphasis will be placed on creating a credentialing framework for the industry. The plan includes a train-the-trainer module.
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Raleigh NC $780,000 Developmental
The grantee will conduct training that targets high-risk vulnerable workers, especially those with limited English proficiency. The training program will be implemented by seventeen local affiliates. The grantee will also translate their existing website into Spanish.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network Los Angeles CA $225,000 Developmental
The grantee, a coalition of seven organizations, will provide occupational safety and health training to hard-to-reach immigrant day laborers. Training will include a train-the-trainer module. The grantee plans to modify and use existing training materials. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
National Labor College Silver Spring MD $225,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide training on worker rights and employer responsibilities, workplace hazards, and safety and health committees to affiliated unions with high-risk workers. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
New Jersey AFL-CIO Trenton NJ $200,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide training and technical assistance to New Jersey food warehousing and supermarket employees and employers. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship Fund Wilmington IL $166,326 Developmental
The grantee will provide training on fall protection, confined space, and the new OSHA standard on cranes and derricks. Plan includes updating current training materials to comply with the new OSHA standard. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Assoc Beltsville MD $200,000 Developmental
The grantee will develop training and materials on employee rights and employer responsibilities, hexavalent chromium, toolbox talks, and a trainer program. These topics will be integrated into apprenticeship training programs and Job Corps training programs. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association San Diego CA $180,000 Developmental
The grantee will build upon their previous Harwood grants by designing and implementing a Shipyard Training Center to support ongoing safety training for small shipyard sub-contractors at the four Master Ship Repair yards in the San Diego area. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Roofers and Waterproofers R&E Joint Trust Washington DC $150,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide fall protection training to union members working in commercial and residential roofing throughout the United States. Training will include a competent person fall protection course. Plan includes developing a web-based Trainers Exchange and Resource Center to support trainers. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
SEIU (Service Employee International Union) Education and Support Fund Washington DC $215,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide 2-hour training sessions to address the needs of healthcare workers in Michigan, New York and California. Training will include safe patient handling and bloodborne pathogens. The training and/or materials will be offered in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.
Steelworkers Charitable and Educational Organization Pittsburgh PA $207,000 Developmental
The grantee will develop culturally and linguistically appropriate health and safety education and technical assistance that address the needs of USW and CWA members. The targeted audiences are high-risk, underserved, immigrants, Spanish-speaking, and limited English proficiency workers.
The Regents of the University of California Berkeley CA $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide 2-hour training sessions to hard-to-reach workers and youth workers in the nail salon and restaurant industries. The program includes a train-the-trainer module. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
The Regents of the University of California Los Angeles CA $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will work with local labor federations and unions to assist them in institutionalizing health and safety training for low wage and immigrant workers in Southern California. The target audiences are workers in hotel, car wash and waste/recycling and high-hazard industries.
The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide training to high-hazard long-term care workers and employers on workplace safety and health hazards, worker rights, and employer responsibilities under the OSH Act. Training will include a worker session, a train-the-trainer course, and webinars. Trainers will receive a tool kit to assist them in training.
Timber Products Manufacturers, Inc. Spokane WA $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will build upon a current Harwood Grant and develop face-to-face courses, videos for video conferencing, and seven online courses on logging safety for workers in remote locations. The online course will be interactive and scenario-based using adult learning principles.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Washington DC $220,263 Developmental
The grantee will provide training to employers and high-risk union workers in the meatpacking, poultry, and food processing industries. Training will include worker rights, lockout, amputation hazards, ergonomics, and process safety management. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
West Virginia University Research Corporation Morgantown WV $220,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide safety and health training to high-risk small businesses and workers on 24 identified workplace hazards. Existing materials will be used in training. The program includes a train-the-trainer module. The plan includes consultation services such as safety audits, sampling and monitoring.