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Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

FY 2013 Susan Harwood
Capacity Building Developmental Grant Recipients

Organization Name City State Funding Amount Type
AgriSafe Network, Inc. Spencer IA $171,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will develop and present training to improve the health and safety of workers in small agricultural businesses including the pork, poultry, fruit/vegetable production and grain production industries. Training will target non-literate and low literacy farm workers. Training topics will include fall prevention, hearing protection, heat stress prevention, ergonomics, and manure pit safety.
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation Washington DC $181,390 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide basic hazard awareness training to school workers and administrators to prevent work related illnesses and injuries. Training will include laboratory safety training for college/university and high school workers and young worker training. The grantee will continue to facilitate the building of effective health and safety committees and provide technical support.
American Road and Transportation Builders Association - TDF Washington DC $166,250 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present training regarding the prevention of backovers and runovers (Struck-by Incidents) in the Heavy and Highway Construction Industry. Training will target heavy and highway construction industry workers including Spanish-speaking, minority and disadvantaged workers, and small businesses. Classes and materials will be offered in English and Spanish.
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs Washington DC $177,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will continue to develop a network of occupational safety and health trainers who will deliver training and related services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their employers. They will provide bilingual and low literacy training on heat stress prevention, pesticide safety and take-home pesticide exposure safety. Training will be offered in Spanish and English.
Board of Regents of UW System for Univ. Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee WI $148,400 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training on safety and ergonomics to small utility employees and contractors. The training will target small businesses, non-English speaking/limited English proficiency, minority and other hard to reach workers. The grantee will also develop training materials for employees in the green/renewable power-generation (solar, wind and biofuel) sector in English and Spanish.
Boat People, SOS Inc. Falls Church VA $166,250 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will address chemical hazards in the nail salon industry for workers and owners. The program will target small businesses, non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers, non-literate and low literacy workers, minority and other hard-to-reach workers. Training and materials will be available in English and Vietnamese.
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. San Francisco CA $179,823 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to workers and employers on heat exposure and implement a training initiative on workplace violence prevention. Training will target migrant farmworkers and other limited English/low-literacy outdoor workers in California. The program will be expanded to reach dairy farm workers. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
CASA de Maryland, Inc. Hyattsville MD $181,390 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will deliver training to workers in construction, building and grounds maintenance, warehouse work and moving, housekeeping and agriculture. The training will target non-English speaking/limited English proficient workers, non-literate and low-literacy workers, immigrant and minority workers, other hard-to-reach workers in Maryland. Training will include the identification and control of electrical-landscaping hazards.
Casa Latina Seattle WA $144,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will deliver training to Latino immigrant day laborers in the construction, gardening/landscaping, and moving industries in King County, Washington. Topics will include lifting heavy objects, eye hazards, airborne chemicals/dust, noise, other chemicals, falling objects, working at heights, weather protection, and working in unsanitary conditions.
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Los Angeles CA $152,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present culturally sensitive, participatory training to Spanish-speaking warehouse workers in California. Training will target predominately immigrant population with limited English competencies and low literacy levels. Training topics will include indentification and prevention of warehouse hazards and worker rights under OSHA and Cal-OSHA. Training and materials will be available in Spanish and English.
Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) Glassboro NJ $61,635 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to agricultural workers and other low-wage workers in Southern New Jersey. Training will focus on the Latino community at farm labor camps and in the communities surrounding agricultural activity. Training will include heat stress prevention, worker rights under the OSH Act, how to file an OSHA complaint, and OSHA's revised Hazard Communication (GHS) Standard.
Compacion Foundation Inc. Balch Springs TX $148,410 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will deliver construction safety and health training to non-English speaking, immigrant and minority construction workers in the State of Texas concentrating in the Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding metroplex areas. The training will focus primarily on falls in the construction industry and worker rights under the Occupation Safety and Health Act. Training 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 training on Process Safety Management to prepare construction personnel to become site safety representatives on chemical, refinery sites and other applicable sites in Northwest Indiana. Training topics include risk assessment and accident investigation, fall protection, electrical safety and arc flash, lockout/tagout, confined space and hot work permits, and excavation safety.
Construction Safety Council Hillside IL $164,880 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training through its Latino Worker Resource Center to workers in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Training will target non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers, non-literate and low literacy workers , and minority and other hard to reach workers. Topics will include construction focus four hazards and the new Hazard Communication (GHS) standard.
District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund Philadelphia PA $140,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present training to young, minority and low literate healthcare workers. Topics will include the identification and control of infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogen exposure prevention, the revised Hazard Communication Standard, ergonomics, and rights under OSHA, including whistle blower protection. The targeted audience are healthcare workers throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.
Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc. Apopka FL $122,915 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer The Yes, We Can! agricultural health and safety training to Latino farmworkers. Topics will include pesticide exposure, heat stress, field sanitation, how to recognize and report dangers in their work environment, and workers' rights. The training will be implemented in agricultural communities throughout Central and South Florida Training will be offered in Spanish.
Farmworker Justice Washington DC $189,635 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training for farmworkers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in agricultural work. They plan to produce low-literacy training materials on pesticide safety, heat stress, and field sanitation. The grantee will work with community-based farmworker organizations in Florida, Arizona and California to carry out the project activities.
Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville FL $171,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to workers located in northeast Florida. Training topics will include hazard communication, electrical hazards, confined space, road safety, heavy equipment safety, scaffolding, worker rights under OSHA, and construction hazards. The grantee will target high risk workers including young workers, minority workers, low literacy workers, Spanish-speaking workers, and workers in high hazard industries.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation Atlanta GA $181,350 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will continue to build the capacity of its Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health. Training will focus on the prevention of injuries from common workplace hazards in the healthcare, construction, culinary, and cosmetology industries where young workers are commonly employed. Training will be delivered to young workers in Georgia and the Southeastern states. Training will be in English and Spanish.
Hispanic Resource Center of Larchmont and Mamaroneck Mamaroneck NY $87,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer workplace safety training to new immigrant, limited English speakers and low literacy immigrant workers, mostly day laborers and domestic workers. Training topics will include the recognition of landscaping, construction, and chemical hazards; lead and asbestos removal hazards; and an introduction to OSHA and worker rights. Training and materials will be offered in Spanish.
Interfaith Worker Justice Chicago IL $181,388 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide health and safety training to low-wage workers in the construction, cleaning, poultry/meat packing, restaurants, and landscaping industries. The target audience includes non-English speaking/limited English proficiency, low-literacy workers, immigrant and minority workers. Training will include workplace hazard recognition and workers' rights under OSHA. Training will be in English and Spanish.
International Union, UAW Detroit MI $181,389 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training focusing on hazard recognition, prevention and control. Training topics will include electrical hazards, material handling, lockout/tagout, and confined space hazards. Training will target workers in small and medium sized businesses, workers involved in high-risk activities (e.g., skilled trades, forklift operators, etc.) and vulnerable workers including Spanish-speaking workers and low literacy workers.
Lake Sumter State College Leesburg FL $103,964 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training on ergonomically sound, safe patient handling practices to workers and employers in healthcare workplaces in central Florida. The target audience includes nursing students, hospital staff, and home health care givers. Classroom training will include the use of ergonomic equipment, including hands-on use of lifts to demonstrate proper lifting techniques. Training will be available in English and Spanish.
LIUNA Training & Education Fund Pomfret Center CT $176,776 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to construction craft laborers on safety and skills associated with green construction, renovation or demolition jobs. Training will address hazards from use of torches and powered tools, falls and improper use of scaffolds, crane safety, and asbestos abatement. Training will be conducted at six training centers located in Michigan, Illinois, West Virginia, Nevada, Washington, and New York.
Make the Road New York Brooklyn NY $159,600 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present one-hour training sessions on hazard identification for the cleaning industry, mold hazards and protection, chemical hazards, ergonomics, and construction Focus Four to workers located in the Greater New York City area and Long Island. The target audience will be hard-to-reach immigrant workers, with emphasis on Latino workers.
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 at locations in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties. Training topics will include rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act, fall protection, hazard communication, confined spaces, heat illness, and Focus Four Hazards.
"MinKwon (Young Korean American Service and Education Center, Inc.)" Flushing NY $100,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide culturally- and linguistically-appropriate educational materials and training to Korean, Nepali, and Latino immigrant workers in Queens, New York. Topics will include worker rights under the OSH Act, common injuries and workplace hazards and prevention in the nail salon, construction, retail, and restaurant industries. Training will be provided in Spanish, Nepali, and Korean.
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Raleigh NC $643,110 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training to non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers through COSH organizations throughout the United States. Training topics will include chemical hazards and MSDS's, preventing slip and fall injuries in restaurant work, hazards in the Healthcare Industry, hazards in Residential Construction, and Agricultural hazards. Training will be conducted in English and Spanish.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network Los Angeles CA $185,513 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide safety and health training that targets at-risk immigrant day laborers. Training topics to be covered will include an introduction to occupational safety and health, hazard identification and prevention, pesticide hazards, repetitive work injuries, trenching and scaffolding safety, electrical safety, and worker rights through OSHA. The training will be conducted in Spanish.
National Labor College Silver Spring MD $185,512 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to chemical, school, and other workers on a variety of workplace safety and health issues including how to identify and address serious workplace hazards and worker rights under the OSH Act. Training will target workers who are employed in high hazard industries and/or are minority or immigrant workers with limited or no English proficiency, or are low literacy. Training will be offered in English and Spanish.
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest Lincoln NE $76,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide health and safety training for meatpacking/food processing workers in Nebraska. Training will target minority and limited English proficient workers. Training will include worker rights under OSHA and hazard-specific topics in meatpacking and food processing. Training will be offered in English and Spanish.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO Trenton NJ $160,110 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to workers in the warehousing and supermarket sectors in New Jersey. Training topics will include an Introduction to OSHA (2 hours), OSHA Recordkeeping (2 hours), Ergonomics (2.5 hours), Hazard Communications (2 hours), Emergency Action Plans, Fire Exits and Egress (2 hours), and Workplace Violence (2 hours). Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. Ashland WI $112,971 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to small wood products manufacturing plant workers and employers located in Northwest Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota. Training will cover combustible dust prevention and mitigation including how to recognize, avoid, and prevent combustible dust hazards. Video conferencing will be used for some of the training in order to reach more workers in rural areas.
Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association San Diego CA $145,255 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will address Maritime Shipyard Safety Hazards. The target audience is small business, non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers, minority and other hard-to-reach workers. Training topics include worker rights under OSHA, walking working surfaces, using shipyard portable tools, hazard communication - GHS, and job safety analysis. Training will be conducted in English and Spanish.
Purdue University West Lafayette IN $179,637 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will conduct training on entrapments, engulfments, asphyxiation, entanglements, electrocutions and falls in and around grain storage and handling facilities. The target audience will include farm operators and farm employees; youth and beginning workers to the grain industry; owners, operators and employees of small commercial grain storage facilities; and emergency first response personnel.
Regents of the University of California, The - Berkeley Berkeley CA $181,330 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training to address a variety of hazards in small business industries where hard-to-reach workers (immigrants and young workers) are concentrated, including restaurants, nail salons, and the recycling industry. Training topics will include heat stress, burns and scalds, chemical hazards, ergonomic hazards, and workers' rights. Training will be offered in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Regents of the University of California, The - Los Angeles Los Angeles CA $181,390 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to vulnerable workers in targeted industries throughout Southern California. Training will target workers in the waste/recycling, car wash, hotel, janitorial, airport services, retail, health care, and education industries. The target populations will be primarily low wage and immigrant workers. Training will be presented in Spanish, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese.
Roofers & Waterproofers Research & Education Joint Trust Washington DC $122,085 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present training to workers and employers in the commercial and residential roofing industry. Training will target small businesses, low literacy, and Spanish-speaking workers. Training topics will include falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds, overhead power lines, struck-by/caught-in, burns, fire prevention, heat/cold stress, and hazardous materials. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick NJ $171,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training that targets low-wage Spanish and English speaking workers in light manufacturing, warehousing, and temporary staffing agencies located in Northern and Central New Jersey. Training topics will include OSHA Rights for Workers and Filing Complaints; Slips, Trips and Falls; Forklift Safety Awareness; and Chemical Exposures and Reading MSDSs. Materials and training will be available in English and Spanish.
SEIU Education and Support Fund Washington DC $177,250 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present training to workers employed in the home care, nursing home, and hospital sectors of the health care industry. The target audience will include non-English speaking/limited English proficiency, non-literate and low literacy workers, immigrant and minority workers. The grantee will develop and present a Hazard Communication (HazCom) course in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California Sacramento CA $175,750 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide awareness seminars on focus four hazards, repetitive motion injuries, and fall prevention. They will also develop new training on health hazards in Construction. The curriculum will address silica and asbestos dusts, welding fumes, and the Hazard Communication Standard including the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS). 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 training to workers and union representatives on a wide range of safety and health topics including worker rights under the OSH Act, safety in the steel industry, and process safety management. The training audience includes immigrant workers, Spanish speaking and limited English proficiency workers, and young workers. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Telamon Corporation Raleigh NC $121,125 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer training to workers in the poultry industry. The training will target non-literate and low-literacy, non-English speaking or limited English proficient, and young workers. Training topics will include ergonomics, basic hazard awareness, personal protective equipment, and slip, trip, and fall prevention. Training and materials will be available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.
Timber Products Manufacturers, Inc. Spokane WA $174,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will deliver training to workers and employers that addresses the hazards inherent in remanufacturing and woodworking. The training will target small businesses, low literacy workers, minority and other hard to reach workers. Training topics will include worker rights and employer responsibilities under the OSH Act, safe handling of hand/power tools, respiratory protection, and machine guarding.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Washington DC $181,606 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will target workers in meatpacking, poultry, food processing, wholesale and retail food, and health care. Training will target non-English speaking/limited English proficiency workers, minority, and young workers. Training topics will include the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, prevention of lacerations and amputations, lockout/tagout, and OSHA rights. Training will be available in English and Spanish.
University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell MA $156,750 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer ergonomics training to workers in nursing homes located in New England. The training is targeted to low literacy workers and workers with limited English. Training topics will include how to identify ergonomic hazards, the use of patient lifting techniques, properly moving heavy medical carts and equipment, housekeeping and laundry ergonomic hazards. Training will be available in English and Spanish.
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX $181,220 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present a 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 and preventing the spread of other infectious diseases, fire safety, walking and working surfaces, hazard communication, electrical safety, and workplace violence prevention.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls WI $119,473 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will serve Wisconsin and Minnesota dairy producers and workers by providing agricultural safety training including farm machinery safety and animal handling. Training will target minority workers, non-English speaking/limited English proficiency, low literacy, and young workers. The grantee will convert current training materials into an interactive computer-based training program in both English and Spanish.
West Virginia University Research Corporation Morgantown WV $180,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide occupational health and safety training to at-risk workers and small businesses in high hazard industries including construction, logging, oil and gas extraction, landscaping, and manufacturing. Training topics will include worker rights, falls, control of hazardous energy, fire, explosion, and health hazards. Training and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City IA $139,980 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide training to workers and employers of companies in the telecommunication tower and wind energy industry sectors located in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Training topics will include Vertical Safety and Health Topics, Radio Frequency (RF) Training, Rigging Safety, and Construction Deconstruction/Demolition Safety. The grantee will translate current training materials into Spanish.
Worker Justice Center of New York Rochester NY $133,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present agricultural health and safety training to farmworkers in New York. The targeted audience includes migrant and seasonal workers employed in an agricultural-related industry, such as dairy farms, nurseries, and landscaping. Training will include Heat Exhaustion, Eye Safety, Dairy Farm Safety, Hazard Communication, and OSHA Rights. Training will be available in English, Spanish, and Creole.
Workers Defense Project, Inc. Austin TX $134,900 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present safety and health training to construction workers in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and El Paso. Targeted audience will include low-wage and low-literacy Spanish-speaking construction workers. Training topics will include controlling workplace hazards, electrical hazards, worker and employer rights and responsibilities under OSHA, and fall hazards. Training will be available in Spanish and English.

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