Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

FY 2011 Susan Harwood Capacity Building Grant Recipients

Pilot
Organization Name City State Funding Amount Type
Brazosport College Lake Jackson TX $67,000 Pilot
The pilot grantee will develop expertise and provide safety training on construction hazards, including falls, chemical exposure, electrical hazards, extreme heat, and power tool hazards. The target audience will include limited-English and low-literacy small business construction contractors at petroleum plants in Brazoria County, Texas. Training materials will be provided in Spanish.
Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas Glassboro NJ $73,000 Pilot
The pilot grantee will develop expertise and provide initial training on heat stress prevention for low-wage Latino workers in agriculture and other high hazard industries. The grantee will develop training and materials based on a needs assessment and will expand existing curriculum for the target audience. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund Philadelphia PA $78,000 Pilot
The pilot grantee will develop expertise and provide training on occupational safety and health hazards in the health care industry to health care workers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Training will address identification and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards.
MinKwon Center for Community Action, Inc. Flushing NY $78,000 Pilot
The pilot grantee will develop expertise and provide training to workers on hazards in the nail salon and construction industries. The grantee will provide training to high-risk and limited-English workers. Training and materials will be developed for a low literacy audience and be provided in Korean, Spanish, and Nepali.
Working Partnerships USA San Jose CA $70,000 Pilot
The pilot grantee will develop expertise and provide training to retail grocery industry workers in Santa Clara County, California. Training topics will include ergonomics, safe practices for operating machinery and chemical exposure. Includes a train the trainer component. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Alliance of Forest Workers and Harvesters Albany CA $72,250 Pilot Follow-on
The grantee will develop training on the prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses in the forestry services industry. Training will include the prevention of chain saw cuts, heat stress, musculoskeletal disorders, traumatic injuries from falling branches and trees, traumatic injuries from vehicular accidents, and poison oak rashes. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Lake-Sumter Community College Leesburg FL $72,250 Pilot Follow-on
The grantee will develop a training program on safe patient handling and movement practices for student nurses and healthcare workers in Central Florida. Training will include hands-on use of ergonomic equipment including patient lifts. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City IA $76,500 Pilot Follow-on
The grantee will provide tower erection training targeting the high-hazard communications tower erection and wind turbine construction industries. Training will include qualified climber, fall protection equipment usage, confined spaces, and vertical safety hazards.
Developmental
AgriSafe Network, Inc. Spencer IA $180,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term capacity and provide training to high-risk, limited-English, and low-literacy workers in pork and grain processing facilities in Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Vermont.
American Road and Transportation Builders Association Washington DC $175,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide training on hazards associated with struck-by deaths and injuries for temporary traffic control workers as well as workers in construction and vehicular work zones. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs Washington DC $187,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide worker and train-the-trainer training on workers' rights, heat illness prevention and other hazards to the agricultural community throughout 15 states. Training and materials will be produced for low literacy audience and will be provided in Spanish.
Boat People, SOS Inc. Falls Church VA $175,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide training and educational materials on hazards (including exposure to toxic substances) and means of prevention in the nail care industry. Training will also cover OSHA’s hazard communication standard. The target audience includes Vietnamese nail salon workers and owners in California, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia.
Casa Latina Seattle WA $160,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide construction safety and health training to limited-English and low-literacy day laborers in King County, Washington. Training topics will include lifting heavy objects, eye hazards, airborne chemicals/dusts, noise, falling objects, work at heights, and OSHA requirements for fall protection. Training and materials will be developed in Spanish.
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Redondo Beach CA $160,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide warehouse safety training to immigrant, low-literacy, and limited-English workers in California. Training will include warehouse safety and health hazards, and workers' rights under the OSHA law, Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Farmworker Legal Services of New York, Inc. Rochester NY $140,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide heat exposure, eye safety, slips and falls, ergonomics, farm equipment safety, and chemical hazard awareness training to limited-English, low-literacy, and hard-to-reach farmworkers in 7 counties in west central New York. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville FL $180,000 Developmental
The grantee plans to partner with several organizations to build long-term capacity as a center of safety and health competence in northeastern Florida. Training topics will include amputations, electrical safety, confined space entry, road safety, mold, asbestos, lightning, and chemical dangers and will target young, low-literacy workers. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Hispanic Resource Center for Larchmont and Mamaroneck Mamaroneck NY $93,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide safety training to workers in New York. Training topics will include fall protection, electrical safety, confined space, heat exposure, machine safety and chemical hazards. Training will target new immigrant Hispanic workers and day laborers in the construction and landscaping industries. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Instituto del Progreso Latino Chicago IL $170,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide a variety of 2- to 8-hour general safety and health training sessions for young and adult workers. The target audience includes limited-English, low-literacy, and young workers in Hispanic communities in Chicago, Illinois. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Make the Road New York Brooklyn NY $168,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide 1- to 5-hour training sessions to immigrant and limited-English workers and small businesses in the Hispanic community in New York. Training topics will include hazard communication, fall prevention, proper use of personal protective equipment, and workers' rights. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Miami Dade College North Campus Miami FL $175,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide introductory safety and health training to workers and their small business employers in construction and general industry in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties, Florida. The grantee will build upon its FY 2010 Capacity Building - Pilot grant by providing enhanced training in additional locations. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish and Creole.
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest Lincoln NE $80,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide worker training and a train-the-trainer program targeting hard-to-reach, limited-English, low-literacy immigrant workers in Nebraska. Training topics will include ergonomic hazards, lockout/tagout, and sharps in the meatpacking and food processing industries. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Purdue University West Lafayette IN $189,092 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide training to farm owners, farm operators, and farm workers (including youth) on safety and health hazards related to grain storage and handling. Training will target small commercial grain storage facilities with focus on post-harvest grain storage and handling and will be conducted through a combination of in-person, online, and webinar components.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick NJ $180,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide hazard prevention training to limited-English, low-literacy, young, and hard-to-reach workers employed in the warehouse and light production industries. The plan includes a train-the-trainer component and technical assistance to small businesses. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California Sacramento CA $185,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide training on ergonomic hazards in the construction industry in California. The grantee will update its 2002 curriculum and conduct train-the-trainer sessions and educational workshops/sessions for union leaders, apprenticeship instructors, employers, supervisors, safety staff, and construction workers. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Telamon Corporation Raleigh NC $127,500 Developmental
The grantee will build on the training conducted under its FY 2010 Capacity Building - Pilot grant by proving ergonomics training to low-literate, limited-English and young workers in the poultry processing industry. The training will include a blended web-based safety and health train-the-trainer learning series. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish and Creole.
University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell MA $165,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide ergonomics training to limited limited-English and low -literacy nursing home workers. The training will include both worker training and a train-the-trainer program. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls WI $134,039 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide training sessions to farmers and workers in the dairy industry. Training will include a train-the-trainer component and will be offered at 16 locations throughout Wisconsin. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Workers Defense Project, Inc. Austin TX $142,000 Developmental
The grantee will build capacity as a center of excellence on health and safety training and provide safety and health training to residential and commercial construction workers in Austin, Houston, and El Paso, Texas. Training will include electrical safety and fall protection and will target limited-English, low-literacy, and hard-to-reach workers. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation Washington DC $187,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will expand the capacity of its safety and health program to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries among school and university employees, and health care workers. Topics will include workplace violence, ergonomics and walking and working surfaces.
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee WI $153,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will develop safety and health training for small gas utility and electric distribution utility employees and contractors. Training topics will include slip and fall hazards, struck-by/caught-in hazards, ergonomics, and materials handling. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. San Francisco CA $185,385 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will train farmworkers, construction laborers, landscape workers and other low-wage workers employed outdoors in California regarding heat illness and heat stress prevention. Topics will include the health effects of heat exposure, how to prevent heat illness, what to do in case of a heat illness emergency. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
CASA de Maryland, Inc. (Central American Solidarity Association) Hyattsville MD $187,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide focus four training to non-English speaking, non-literate and low-literacy construction workers in Maryland. Topics will include fall prevention, electrical hazards and prevention, struck-by and caught-in hazards and prevention. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Compacion Foundation Inc. Balch Springs TX $153,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee along with the Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas (HCAT) will develop a safety and health training program targeting small and new construction companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Topics will include how to establish a safety and health program, accident investigation, and OSHA recordkeeping. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana Inc Portage IN $109,219 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will develop and implement a site safety certificate program for construction workers and contractors in the chemical and refinery industries. Topics will include fire and explosion hazards, and the prevention of toxic and explosive materials release. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Construction Safety Council Hillside IL $170,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will partner with the Hispanic Council to present construction safety and health training that targets low-literacy immigrant workers. Training topics will include focus four hazards, fall protection, excavation hazards, and electrical hazards. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Farmworker Justice Washington DC $195,500 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will partner with farmworker organizations in Florida, California, and Arizona to provide training to high-risk farmworkers on safety and health hazards at their worksites. Topics will include pesticide safety, field sanitation, heat stress, and worker rights under the OSH Act. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation Atlanta GA $187,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training for young workers, employers, teachers and parents in the fields of healthcare and cosmetology through its Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health Center. Topics will include young worker rights and responsibilities, identification of workplace hazards, respiratory protection, bloodborne pathogens, ergonomics, and workplace violence.
Idaho State University Pocatello ID $161,500 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to workers and employers in Idaho's agri-business sector, fire/emergency services, and small manufacturing industries through face-to-face and distance learning. Training will include worker rights under the OSH Act and employer responsibilities. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Interfaith Worker Justice Chicago IL $186,998 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will develop and provide safety training that targets low-wage, immigrant workers in construction, landscaping, poultry/meatpacking, restaurants, and cleaning services. The employer training will include how to develop or improve a safety and health program. The training and/or materials will be offered in English, Spanish and Polish.
International Union, UAW Detroit MI $186,999 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide safety and health training to high-risk groups and vulnerable populations in small to medium size employers. Topics will include hazard recognition and control, powered industrial trucks, confined spaces, ergonomic awareness, fall prevention, and electrical hazards. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
LIUNA Training & Education Fund Pomfret Center CT $187,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to demolition/deconstruction workers who work in the renovation/retrofit and construction resource reclamation sectors of the green construction industry. Topics include cutting and burning and pneumatic tool safety.
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Raleigh NC $663,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will conduct training that targets high-risk vulnerable workers, especially those with limited English proficiency. Training will be provided by participating COSH groups. Training will include classes on hazards associated with maintenance, housekeeping, custodial, agricultural, and restaurant work. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network Los Angeles CA $191,250 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will partner with member organizations to expand its occupational safety and health training to hard-to-reach immigrant day laborers. Topics will include heat stress, the safe use of chemicals, scaffolding, and trenching. The grantee plans to develop a training toolkit for each participating member organization. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
National Labor College Silver Spring MD $191,250 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to enable workers in high-hazard industries to help create safety and health programs in their workplaces. Topics will include worker rights and employer responsibilities, identifying and controlling workplace hazards, and establishing safety and health committees. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO Trenton NJ $169,774 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training and technical assistance to New Jersey food warehousing and supermarket employees and employers. The goal of the program is to create a long-term culture of safety by establishing joint labor/management safety and health committees within each participating facility. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship Fund Wilmington IL $141,373 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to construction workers in high hazard industries regarding new or revised OSHA standards. Course topics will include cranes and derricks, hoisting and rigging, signal person and aerial work platform safety awareness. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Assoc Prince Georges MD $170,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will develop training and materials for workers in the concrete and masonry industry. Topics will include 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 $151,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to non-English speaking and minority workers employed by small shipyard sub-contractors at the four Master Ship Repair yards in the San Diego area. Topics will include specific hazards found on board ships including confined spaces, electrical safety, and walking/working surfaces. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Regents of the University of California, The - Berkeley Berkeley CA $187,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to low-income, immigrant and youth workers employed in small businesses in Northern California. The target audiences are workers in nail salons, restaurants, janitorial services, residential care, and landscaping services. The training and/or materials will be offered in English, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
Regents of the University of California, The - Los Angeles Los Angeles CA $187,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will work with local labor federations and unions to provide health and safety awareness classes for low wage and immigrant workers in Southern California. The target audiences are workers in hotel, car wash and waste/recycling industries. Topics will include chemical safety, material safety data sheets, and noise exposure. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Roofers and Waterproofers Research & Education Joint Trust Washington DC $127,454 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide fall protection training to union members working in commercial and residential roofing throughout the United States. Training will include a course on fall protection in residential roofing and a competent person fall protection course. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
SEIU Education and Support Fund
Washington DC $182,750 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to address the needs of low-literacy, limited-English, immigrant, minority, and youth workers employed in the healthcare industry in the Midwest, California, and New York. Training will include workplace violence, 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 Allegheny PA $175,950 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will develop culturally and linguistically appropriate training and provide technical assistance that address the needs of union workers and representatives. The targeted audiences are underserved, immigrants, and limited-English workers. Topics will include ergonomics, heat stress, noise, OSHA and the OSH Act. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Timber Products Manufacturers, Inc. Spokane WA $187,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will develop a 6-module training course for at-risk workers in small sawmills (millwork). Target audiences include minority workers and youth workers. Topics will include maintenance operations, production operations, primary breakdown of logs including heading, secondary breakdown of logs including edging and trimming, log handling, and forklift safety.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Washington DC $187,223 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to high-risk union workers and employers in the poultry, meatpacking, food processing, and retail food industries. Training will include worker rights under OSHA, process safety management, ammonia refrigeration systems, fall protection, and prevention of amputations. The training and/or materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
University of Texas at Arlington, The Arlington TX $187,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to young and minority workers and employers in long-term care and assisted living facilities. Topics will include worker rights and employer responsibilities under the OSH Act, workplace violence, bloodborne pathogens, infectious diseases, fire and emergency plans. Trainers will receive a tool kit to assist them in training.
West Virginia University Research Corporation Morgantown WV $187,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide safety and health training to high-risk workers in the construction, logging, oil and gas extraction, landscaping, and manufacturing industries. Topics include modular home installation and focus four hazards. The grantee also will provide technical assistance to small businesses including physical and health hazard assessments and safety program development.