Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

FY 2012 Susan Harwood
Capacity Building Developmental Grant Recipients

Capacity Building Developmental Grants
Organization Name City State Funding Amount Type
Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas Glassboro NJ $65,610 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide training to low literacy, minority and hard to reach agricultural workers. A 2-hour heat stress training will be provided and current curriculum will be expanded to include tool safety and ergonomics. A train the trainer manual for new staff will be developed. Role play and skit materials will be used in training sessions. Training and training materials will be provided in Spanish.
District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund Philadelphia PA $140,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide hazard communication, identification, control and communication of infectious disease, and chemical hazards training to low literate, hard to reach workers, youth and supervisors in the healthcare industry. Train the trainer and supervisory training materials will be developed.
Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc. Apopka FL $122,915 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide training on hazards including heat stress, chemical exposure and workers’ rights under OSHA to farmworkers. A partnership is planned to develop training specific to citrus pickers. Training and materials will be provided in Spanish.
Lake-Sumter Community College Leesburg FL $103,964 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide training on safe patient handling for nursing students, healthcare facilitators and partnered facilities. Training will be expanded geographically and CEU’s will be sought for courses offered. Training will be include both in-class and hands-on training of lifting techniques. English and Spanish classes are planned.
MinKwon Center for Community Action, Inc. Flushing NY $100,000 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide training on nail salon safety and health, safety hazards in construction, hazards in the restaurant and retail store, and workers’ rights to non-English speaking and limited English proficient, and hard to reach workers and small Korean business owners. Training materials will be provided in Korean, Nepali, and Spanish.
Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. Ashland WI $112,973 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide training on prevention and control of combustible dust hazards to managers and workers in manufacturing industries, including wood.
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City IA $139,991 Developmental
The grantee will build long term health and safety capacity and provide injury and illness prevention training to employers and employees of small business in the telecommunication tower and wind energy sectors. Training and materials will be provided in English and Spanish.
AgriSafe Network, Inc. Spencer IA $171,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will develop worker and employer training to improve the health and safety of workers in agriculture production. The grantee will provide training on respirator programs, personal protective equipment related to chemical exposure, and manure pit safety. Training will target small pork producers and grain processing facilities. Training materials will be available in English and Spanish.
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation Washington DC $181,390 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide basic hazard awareness training to workers and administrators in multiple states. The grantee will expand its health and safety trainer network, facilitate the building of effective health and safety committees, and provide technical support and training.
American Road and Transportation Builders Association – TDF Washington DC $166,250 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer a 2-hour "front line" worker training course on preventing struck-by incidents to heavy and highway construction industry workers. Training will target Spanish-speaking, minority and disadvantaged workers, and small businesses. Training and materials will be offered in both English and Spanish.
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs Washington DC $177,650 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide worker training and train-the-trainer sessions. Training will target migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Training topics will include heat stress prevention, chemical exposure, ergonomics and workplace violence. Training materials will be available in Spanish, English and French Creole.
Board of Regents of UW System for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee WI $148,400 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to participants in electrical distribution and in the power generation sector. Training will target small business, non-English speaking/limited English speaking, and hard to reach workers in the high hazard utilities industry. Training materials will be developed in both English and Spanish.
Boat People, SOS Inc. Falls Church VA $166,250 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide train-the-trainer classes and employer and worker training classes regarding chemical hazards in the nail salon industry. Training will target small business, non-English speaking/limited English speaking, and hard to reach workers. Training materials will be translated into Vietnamese.
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. San Francisco CA $179,823 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to workers and employers regarding heat illness and heat stress. A train-the-trainer module will be developed and implemented. Training will target non English speaking/limited English proficiency, low literacy, hard to reach workers, and small businesses in California. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
CASA de Maryland, Inc. Hyattsville MD $181,390 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide health and safety training to workers in the construction, building and ground maintenance, and warehouse industries. Training will target non-English speaking/limited English proficient, non-literate and low-literacy, and hard-to-reach workers in the state of Maryland. Training topics will include construction focus four hazards and heat and cold exposure hazards.
Casa Latina Seattle WA $152,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer 4-hour health and safety training for day laborers working in the construction, moving, and gardening/landscaping industries in King County, Washington. Topics will include lifting heavy objects, eye hazards, airborne chemicals/dust, noise, chemicals, working at heights, and weather protection.
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Los Angeles CA $152,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide health and safety training to warehouse workers with limited English competencies and low literacy levels in Southern California. Training topics will include heat stress, ergonomics, and properly handling of heavy equipment and materials.
Compacion Foundation Inc. Balch Springs TX $148,410 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 4-hour fall hazard training and 6-hour scaffold training to construction workers around the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas metropolitan area. Additional training will include worker rights under OSHA, hazard recognition, accident investigation, and recordkeeping. Training will target non-English speaking, immigrant and minority construction workers. Training and materials will be provided in both English and Spanish.
Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Portage IN $105,325 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer 7.5-hour process safety management training programs to construction workers and employers in northwest Indiana. Topics will include administration of safety programs, accident investigation, fall protection, electrical safety, confined space, and excavation safety. Some of the training and materials will be offered in Spanish.
Construction Safety Council Hillside IL $164,885 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 4-hour training sessions on a variety of construction hazards including Focus Four, fall protection, excavation safety, electrical hazards, scaffolding safety, and work zone and flagger training. Training will target non-English and limited English proficiency, low literacy, and hard to reach workers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana. Some of the training and materials will be available in Spanish.
Farmworker Justice Washington DC $189,635 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 16-hour train-the-trainer classes to site coordinators, and additional training on chemical safety, heat stress, and sanitation to farmworkers in Florida, Arizona and California. Training will target non-English speaking/limited English proficiency, low literacy, minority, and hard to reach workers. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville FL $171,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 2-hour training sessions on various topics including hazard communication, amputation hazards, electrical hazards, machine guarding, respiratory protection, and confined space. A 4-hour train-the-trainer class will also be offered. Training is mobile and can be offered at worksites. Training targets youth, minority, hard to reach workers, and small businesses. Some training will be provided in Spanish.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation Atlanta GA $181,350 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training on workplace hazards targeting young workers and employers of young workers specifically in the healthcare, cosmetology, culinary and construction industries. Training will be focused in the South and Southeast including Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Hispanic Resource Center of Larchmont and Mamaroneck Mamaroneck NY $88,350 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training in each of four topics: landscaping, falls in the workplace, chemical hazards, lead and asbestos removal. Training targets new immigrant, limited English speakers and low literacy immigrant workers including day laborers and domestic workers. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Idaho State University Pocatello ID $125,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training on workplace hazards to workers in the construction sector and related construction businesses, small manufacturing firms, fire/emergency services, and agri-business. Training topics include chemical safety, machinery safety, construction equipment safety, scaffolding safety, hand tool safety, HazMat awareness, and confined spaces safety. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Instituto del Progresso Latino Chicago IL $156,762 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training on hazard identification and control, safe patient handling, machine guarding, and fall protection customized to the manufacturing and health care industries. Training targets non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers, low literacy workers, and small businesses. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Interfaith Worker Justice Chicago IL $181,388 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide worker and train-the-trainer training that addresses specific health and safety hazards in construction, cleaning service, poultry/meat packing, restaurants, landscaping, and home care. Training will target non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers, non-literate and low literacy workers, young workers, and hard-to-reach workers. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
International Union, UAW Detroit MI $181,389 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training on hazard recognition, prevention and control, and injury and illness prevention to industrial workers and employers located in the Midwest. Training will target Spanish speaking, limited English proficiency, and high risk workers, and small businesses.
LIUNA Training & Education Fund Pomfret Center CT $181,390 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide worker and train-the-trainer training to construction craft laborers in the green construction, renovation, and/or demolition industries. Training topics will include cutting and burning, pneumatic tool use, hoisting and rigging (signal person), and scaffolding.
Make the Road New York Brooklyn NY $159,600 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will deliver training to Latino immigrant workers throughout New York City and Long Island through the Immigrant Worker Safety & Health Training program. The target audience includes non-English speaking/limited English proficient workers, non-literate and low literacy workers, minority workers, and hard-to-reach workers. Training and materials will be available in Spanish.
Miami Dade College North Campus Miami FL $166,250 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide introductory occupational health and safety training to Spanish- and Creole-speaking workers and their employers in small businesses in construction and general industry. Training topics will hazard identification, fall protection, personal protective equipment, Focus Four hazards, and confined spaces. Training will occur in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties in Florida.
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Raleigh NC $643,110 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training on workers' rights under OSHA, including "Whistleblower" rights under Section 11c of the OSH Act. The training will target non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish. Training will be conducted through a network of 15 COSH organizations located throughout the United States.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network Los Angeles CA $185,513 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will build and strengthen its ability to conduct health and safety training in collaboration with 10 member organizations to reach at-risk immigrant day laborers. They will provide 48-hour train-the-trainer sessions and 3-hour health and safety workshops for workers and employers. Training will target non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers. Training will be conducted in Spanish.
National Labor College Silver Spring MD $185,512 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training regarding workers' rights under the OSH Act, hazard identification, abatement and effective safety and health committees. The training will target high hazard industries, immigrant and minority workers, non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers, and low literacy workers. Some training will be conducted in Spanish.
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest Lincoln NE $76,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training on worker rights, safe knife usage, ergonomics, and lockout/tagout to workers and employers in the meatpacking and food processing industries. Training will target non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers, minority, and hard to reach workers in Nebraska.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO Trenton NJ $164,628 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training on for the warehousing and supermarket sectors in Delaware and New Jersey. Training topics will include ergonomics, slips and falls, sharps safety, and safety and health committees. The target populations are workers and employers, local union representatives and rank-and-file members. Training materials and training will be available in English and Spanish.
Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship Fund Wilmington IL $133,766 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will deliver training on crane safety, Globally Harmonized Systems (hazardous communication), noise, and personal protective equipment to workers primarily in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. Training will target small and new businesses, and workers in high hazard and high fatality rate industries. Training materials will be developed in Spanish.
Operative Plasterers` and Cement Masons` International Association Beltsville MD $164,888 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training to craft workers entering the concrete and masonry industries. Training topics will include Ergonomics and confined space. Training will have instructor lead, e-learning, and Tool Box Talks components. Training will target non-English speaking workers, low proficiency English workers, and low-literacy workers. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association San Diego CA $145,255 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to workers and employers on maritime shipyard safety hazards. Training topics will include walking working surfaces, fall protection, scaffolding, confined space, portable tools, lockout/tagout, fire protection and hazard communication. Training will target non-English speaking, limited English proficiency, hard to reach, and high hazard industry workers, and small businesses. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Purdue University West Lafayette IN $179,637 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training for emergency first responders to effectively respond to entrapments, engulfment, entanglements and falls in the grain handling industry. Training is designed to be beneficial for fire/rescue and emergency medical personnel, law enforcement and members of on-site first response teams. Training topics will include grain storage and handling safety, exposure to energized unloading equipment, respiratory hazards, and falls.
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Berkeley CA $181,330 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will conduct training that addresses a variety of safety and health hazards facing hard-to-reach workers, immigrants, and young workers concentrated in the restaurant, nail salon, and recycling industries. Training will take place in California. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish. A select number of materials will be available in Chinese.
Regents of the University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles CA $181,390 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer culturally and language appropriate training to low wage immigrant workers in the hotel, car wash and waste industries. Training and materials will target the large Southern California Spanish-speaking workforce. Classes will provide training on topics such as hazard identification, chemical hazards, ergonomics, worker rights, and effective health and safety committees.
Roofers & Waterproofers Research & Education Joint Trust Washington DC $122,418 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 4-hour roofing fall protection 'Competent Person' training and 16-hour personal fall arrest system fall protection 'Competent Person' training to workers in the high-hazard and high fatality roofing industry. The training will target small businesses and limited English proficiency workers. Training and materials will be provided in English and Spanish.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick NJ $171,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer four to 15 hours of health and safety training to workers and employers in light manufacturing, warehousing and temporary staffing agencies in New Jersey. Training topics will include OSHA rights for workers, slips and falls, forklift safety, lock-out/tag-out, and chemical exposures and reading MSDSs. Training and materials will be provided in English and Spanish.
SEIU Education and Support Fund Washington DC $177,250 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training on safety and health hazards to healthcare, homecare, nursing home, and hospital workers and employers. Training topics will include preventing needle sticks and other bloodborne exposures, proper patient lifting and transfers, workplace violence, and responding to fire and other emergencies. Training will be designed for low literacy workers. The homecare training will be multi-lingual (English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese).
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California Sacramento CA $175,750 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training to day laborers, construction workers of all crafts and contractors/employers in California. Training topics will include CAL/OSHA, fall prevention including fall arrest, sprains and strains, repetitive motion injuries, and Focus Four hazards. A 15-hour train-the-trainer class will also be offered. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Steelworkers Charitable and Educational Organization Pittsburgh PA $170,670 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health and safety training that will address the needs of workers and employers in Pennsylvania. Training topics will include Process Safety Management, safety in basic steel, worker rights under OSHA and whistleblower protection provisions under Section 11(c) of the OSH Act. A 33-hour train-the-trainer class will also be offered. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Telamon Corporation Raleigh NC $121,125 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training for poultry industry employees who are non-English speaking, non-literate or low levels of literacy, young, minority and other hard-to-reach workers. Training topics will include ergonomics, hazard identification and avoidance, and slip, trip, and fall prevention. They will also develop blended learning classes and a web-based train-the-trainer class. Training and materials will target English, Spanish and Haitian Creole speaking workers.
Timber Products Manufacturers, Inc. Spokane WA $181,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training regarding sawmill safety that focuses on wood drying and wood products shipping for workers and employers at small businesses in the Northwest. Wood drying topics will include kiln foundation risks, struck by lumber, kiln door crushes, and kiln tender room temperatures. Wood products shipping topics will include safe working techniques, forklift safety, loading and offloading, secure load methods and ergonomics.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Washington DC $181,606 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training to limited- and non-English proficiency, minority, and hard to reach workers and employers in meatpacking, poultry, food processing, supermarket, nursing homes, and long term residential care facilities. The training topics will include ergonomics, prevention of overexertion injuries, slips and falls, prevention of lacerations and amputations, injury and illness reporting, and OSHA rights. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
University of Massachusetts at Lowell Lowell MA $156,750 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training that addresses ergonomic hazards for workers and employers in nursing homes located in the Northeast. The training is targeted to low literacy workers and workers with limited English. A 4-hour train-the-trainer course will also be offered. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX $181,390 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training through their Long Term Care Worker Protection Program to young, minority, long term care workers and administrators who are employed in large and small businesses. Specific industry-focused topics will include ergonomics, bloodborne pathogens, fire safety, walking and working surfaces, hazard communication, electrical safety, and workplace violence prevention. Training will take place in OSHA Region VI.
University of Wisconsin at River Falls River Falls WI $127,265 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training on agricultural safety and health hazards for Wisconsin dairy producers and their employees. Target audience is young workers, minority workers, and non-English speaking/limited English proficiency or non-literate/low literacy workers. Training topics will include, animal handling, hazard communication, personal protection equipment, and hazard identification/risk assessment. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
West Virginia University Research Corporation Morgantown WV $181,305 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer safety training to at risk workers and small businesses in high hazard industries including logging, construction, oil and gas extraction, landscaping and manufacturing industries. Topics will include fall protection, confined space, excavation hazards, noise hazards, and respiratory protection. Training will take place in OSHA Region III.
Worker Justice Center of New York (formerly Farmworker Legal Services of New York, Inc.) Rochester NY $133,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide hazard awareness and recognition training to farm workers in upstate New York. Training topics will include worker rights under OHSA, heat stress, eye safety, dairy farm safety, and chemical/pesticide exposure. Training will be available in English, Spanish and Creole.
Workers Defense Project, Inc. Austin TX $134,900 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training to limited/non-English, low-literacy, hard-to-reach workers and small businesses in the construction industry in Texas. Training topics include hazard identification and control, electrical hazards, fall hazards, workers' rights and whistleblower protections. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.