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Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

FY 2012 Susan Harwood
Targeted Topic Grant Recipients

Targeted Topic Grants
Organization Name City State Funding Amount Targeted Topic Subtopic
Alaska Marine Safety Education Association Sitka AK $120,000 Other Ergonomic Hazards
The grantee will provide 2-hour and 4-hour ergonomic hazards training sessions to workers on commercial fishing vessels. Topics will include assessing ergonomic hazards on deck, redesigning and retrofitting vessel deck space for improved ergonomics, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. The target audience is workers in the high hazard and high fatality industry of commercial fishing, non-English speaking and limited English proficiency workers. Training and materials will be available in English and Vietnamese.
Associated General Contractors of America, The Arlington VA $120,000 Construction Fall Protection
The grantee will offer one-day training at six AGC locations and two national conferences with an emphasis on fall protection for residential construction. They will develop materials including a CD-ROM. Training topics will include OSHA fall protection standards and industry best practices, systems of fall protection, and resources for fall protection assistance. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Brazilian Immigrant Center Inc. Allston MA $70,000 Construction Fall Protection
The grantee will provide fall protection training for Portuguese and Spanish residential construction workers and small business employers. The program will include a train-the-trainer component. Training will target immigrant workers in the Boston Metropolitan area of Massachusetts. Training and materials will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Kansas State University Manhattan KS $120,000 General Industry Grain Handling Operations
The grantee will provide a course concerning combustible dust generation and explosion hazards in grain handling facilities. Training will include a train-the-trainer component. Training will be provided to workers and supervisors employed in small grain elevator businesses including flour mills and feed mills. They will develop training materials including a course material, hand-outs with pictorial explanations, and an instructional DVD. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
National Jewish Health Denver CO $119,976 Other Multiple Topics
The grantee will provide 2-hour training on hazard communication and ergonomics to young, low-literacy, minority, hard-to-reach workers in or about to enter the hair and nail salon industries in Colorado. Training topics will include exposure recognition, health effects, and exposure control for chemical, ergonomic, and infectious disease hazards in the hair and nail salon industries. Training materials will include PowerPoint presentations.
National Roofing Contractors Association Rosemont IL $110,125 Construction Fall Protection
The grantee will offer full-day training focusing on falls from roofs, ladders and scaffolds to workers and employers in the roofing industry with an emphasis on small businesses that do a lot of steep-slope work. They will revise and update their "Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z" training program for use in training. Training includes a hands-on component. They will develop a take-home DVD containing a fall protection module. Materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health Philadelphia PA $118,347 Construction Fall Protection
The grantee will train small residential contractors on fall protection including ladders, scaffolds, and roofs. Training will include 3-hour participatory classes for contractors and their workers and 1-hour classes for youth workers. Training materials will include a printed loose leaf manual on each topic and a PowerPoint presentation. Training and materials will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) College Station TX $120,000 Other Hazard Communication
The grantee will provide 4-hour training regarding the changes to the Hazard Communication Standard, and specifically the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and labeling of chemicals. Training will target workers in high-hazards and industries with high fatality rates. The training materials will include instructor manuals with presentation slides and student workbooks.
UMDNJ, School of Public Health Piscataway NY $120,000 Other Hazard Communication
The grantee will offer training regarding chemical hazards and applying the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and labeling of chemicals to industries throughout OSHA Region II. Topics will include Safety Data Sheet format and content, the nature of chemical hazards, an introduction to hazard communication, GHS, and applying GHS to industry. Training materials will include workbooks, videos, and brochures.
University of Alabama, The Tuscaloosa AL $110,000 Other Injury & Illness Prevention Programs
The grantee will provide training on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs for workers and managers to assist in the implementation of safety and health management systems in companies in both general industry and construction. Target audience includes small and new businesses, businesses with young workers, and high-hazard businesses. Training materials will be provided in Spanish.
University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus San Juan PR $120,000 Other Multiple Topics
The grantee will provide 6-hour ergonomics and hazard communication training to public school cafeteria workers. Existing materials will be modified and new handouts and PowerPoint presentations will be developed. Training topics will include health effects of hazardous substances, exposure prevention, Safety Data Sheets, and identification and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). All training will be conducted in Spanish.
Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health Buffalo NY $72,400 Other Ergonomic Hazards
The grantee will offer 3-hour ergonomic hazards training and 18-hour train-the-trainer sessions on best practices for preventing musculoskeletal disorders through safe patient handling. Training will be offered to health care workers in New York State.
Work Environment Council of New Jersey Trenton NJ $120,000 Other Injury & Illness Prevention Programs
The grantee will provide 2-hour training to workers in high-hazard and high-fatality industries, minority and hard-to-reach workers and small businesses located in New Jersey. Training materials will include modules on hazard identification, hazard prevention, worker training, and program evaluation and improvement. Fact sheets and checklists will also be developed.
Targeted Topic Training Materials Development Grants
Emergency Nurses Association Des Plaines IL $49,748 Other Workplace Violence
The grantee will develop training materials for a 4-hour course on workplace violence recognition, avoidance, and prevention. The program content will be delivered through interactive web-based programming and e-learning technologies to the target audience of emergency nurses, physicians, technicians and administrators working in U.S. emergency departments.
Migrant Clinicians Network, Inc. Austin TX $50,000 Other Agriculture Safety & Health
The grantee will develop training materials for a 1-hour course that addresses safety and health issues to limited English proficiency, non-literate, and low-literacy minority agricultural workers. The material will be in the "pictionary" format that uses images to illustrate the topics. Topics for training materials include machinery safety, hazard communication and workers’ rights. Training materials will be available in English and Spanish.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, The Charlotte NC $50,000 Construction Crane Safety
The grantee will update their existing course entitled "Crane Safety Training for Engineers and Supervisors" with the new revised OSHA regulations. The target audience includes general contractors, project managers, engineers, subcontractor, erector contractor, lifting crew, and others whose responsibility includes the installation, movement, use and dismantling of cranes and lifting devices utilized on construction sites.