Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

FY 2015 Susan Harwood
Targeted Topic Grant Recipients

Organization Name City State Funding Amount Topic
American Road and Transportation Builders Association - TDF Washington DC $139,241 Construction Road Zones
The grantee will provide 2-hour and 3-hour training to employers and workers in the road construction industry. Target audience includes workers employed by small businesses, Spanish-speaking, minority, disadvantaged, and other hard-to-reach individuals.  Training topics will include construction road zone hazards and fall prevention.  Plan to revise existing training materials.  Training will be offered in Spanish.
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates  Inc. Oakland CA $67,497 Fall Prevention in General Industry
The grantee will provide 2-hour worker and 10-hour train-the-trainer training for fall prevention in general industry. Target audience includes limited-English speaking women working in food service, home health care, janitorial, small-scale manufacturing, assembly and packaging industries. Training topics will include fall prevention in general industry.  Plan to revise existing and translate training and educational materials into Chinese and Korean.
Casa Latina Seattle WA $140,000 Ergonomic Hazards
The grantee will provide 1-hour musculoskeletal disorder prevention training to day laborers in the construction, gardening, moving and home healthcare industries.  Target audience includes limited-English-proficiency, non-literate, high-hazard-industry,  minority, and hard-to-reach workers in the Redmond, WA, area.  Plan to adapt existing training materials.  Training will be offered in Spanish.
Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region Philadelphia PA $140,000 Construction Focus Four
The grantee will provide 32-hour and 40-hour training to workers in the construction industry. Target audience includes journey workers in the high-hazard construction industry.  Training topics will include construction focus four hazards.  Plan to use existing training materials.
Iowa State University of Science and Technology Ames IA $140,000 Agricultural Safety & Health including Grain Handling Ops
The grantee will provide training on preventing grain dust explosions to grain handling and processing employees and supervisors. Target audience includes small business, young, migrant workers handling grain elevators, flour and feed mills.  Plans to use existing materials.
LIUNA Training & Education Fund Pomfret Center CT $139,561 Construction Road Zones
The grantee will provide 7.5-hour training to workers in the road construction industry. Target audience includes minority and Latino workers through seven affiliated training fund locations across the United States. Training topic will include construction road zone safety.  Plan to revise existing training materials.
Miami Dade College - Kendall Campus Miami FL $135,181 Multiple Topics
The grantee will provide 4-hour safety training to small business workers in construction and general industry in Greater Miami.  Target audience includes workers with limited English proficiency and low literacy.  Training topics will include worker's rights and responsibilities, construction focus four, fall prevention in construction, heat illness prevention, ergonomic hazards, and temporary worker hazards.  Plan to use existing training materials with minor revisions.  Training will be offered in Spanish.
National Association of Tower Erectors Watertown SD $140,000 Fall Prevention in Construction
The grantee will provide 53-hour training for workers and employers and a 38-hour train-the-trainer training for the construction industry. Target audience includes small business employers and employees who work in the high-hazard communication tower industry. Training topics will include fall prevention in construction, specifically hazards associated with communication tower industry.  Plan to develop training materials.
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest Lincoln  NE $81,000 Multiple Topics
The grantee will provide 1- to 2-hour safety training to workers in the meatpacking and food processing industries.  Target audience includes hard-to-reach workers, limited English proficiency workers, low literacy workers, high-hazard workers, and other vulnerable workers.  Training topics will include chemical and ergonomic hazards.  Plan to use existing training materials in addition to development of a small amount of new materials.  Training will be offered in Spanish.
Organization of Hispanic Contractors Dallas TX $140,000 Construction Focus Four
The grantee will provide 5-hour training to workers in the construction industry. Target audience includes first-generation Hispanic/Latino workers and trainers throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Training topics will include focus four construction hazards.  Plan to revise existing training materials.  Training will be offered in Spanish.
Private Industry Council DBA Futures Through Training Ogden  UT $139,993 Heat Illness Prevention
The grantee will provide 1.5-hour heat illness prevention training to workers in the agricultural industry.  Target audience is workers in high hazard industries, high fatality rates, non literate and low literate, minority and hard-to-reach workers with limited English proficiency.  Training topics to include heat stress, prevention, and response. Plan to use existing training materials.  Training materials will be in Spanish, Burmese, Thai, and Chuukese.
Red Rocks Community College ( State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Educational System) Lakewood CO $124,911 Oil & Gas Production
The grantee will present a 21-hour train-the-trainer class called "Tools for Hazard On-the-job-training" to oil and gas extraction and production crew foremen in Colorado, North Dakota and Houston, Texas. Crew foremen will train field workers. Target audience includes young, temporary, limited English proficiency, and low-literacy workers. Training will include scenario-based exercises, videos of actual incidents, and case studies. Training will be in English and materials will be developed in Spanish.  
The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX $110,209 Tree Care / Landscaping
The grantee will provide 1-hour training to tree care and landscaping workers. Target audience are small business worker trainees, English as a second language, Spanish speaking non literary workers in the tree and landscaping industries. Training topics will include fall protection, equipment safety, machine guarding, and personal protective equipment. Plan to use existing training materials. Applicants materials will be in Spanish.   
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Washington DC $140,000 Ergonomic Hazards
The grantee  will provide 2-hour and 4-hour sessions ,and 16-hour sessions for train-the-trainer, to workers and employers in the food processing, meatpacking, poultry, wholesale and retail sector industries. Target audience includes young workers, non English speaking or limited-English proficiency workers and minority workers.  Training topics will include identification and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and worker rights. Plan to use existing training materials. Training will be offered in Spanish.   
UWUA Power For America Training Trust Fund Charlotte MI $140,000 Construction Focus Four
The grantee will provide 7.5-hour training to workers and employers and a 37.5-hour train-the-trainer training for union journey workers, along with 12-hour mentoring to experienced trainers in the construction industry. Target audience includes young workers, minority and other hard-to-reach workers in high-hazard industries and industries with high fatality rates. Training topics will include focus four construction hazards.  Plan to use existing training materials.
Washington On-Site Sewage Association Puyallup WA $138,885 Construction Focus Four
The grantee will provide 7.5-hour training to workers in the construction industry. Target audience includes small businesses, young workers, limited English proficiency workers, minorities, and other hard to reach workers in the de-centralized wastewater and construction industry. Training topics include construction focus four hazards. Plan to develop new training materials.  Training will be offered in Spanish.

Targeted Topic Follow-on Grant Recipients

Organization Name City State Funding Amount Topic
Alaska Marine Safety Education Association Sitka AK $116,145 Ergonomic Hazards
The grantee will provide 1.5-hour ergonomics training to fishing and seafood processing workers. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, minorities, high-hazard/high-fatality industry, and small businesses.  Training topics include the basics of ergonomics, assessing ergonomic hazards, redesigning work space for improved ergonomics, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Plan to use existing training materials. Training will be offered in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Tagalog.
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation Washington DC $120,284 Workplace Violence
The grantee will provide 2-hour to 6-hour training on workplace violence prevention and workplace violence risk assessment and investigation. Three training modules will be developed to address workplace violence in acute care hospitals, psychiatric/long term health care facilities, home health care and school nursing. Topics will include how to implement a workplace violence and bullying prevention program in a healthcare setting.  
Asian Health Services Oakland CA $67,500 Hair and Nail Salon Hazards
The grantee will deliver a 2-hour train-the-trainer course and 2-hour awareness training to workers in the nail and salon industry. Target audience includes small businesses, limited English proficiency, low-literacy, minority and other hard-to-reach workers. Training topics will include best work practices, ergonomics, chemical hazards, biological hazards, and workers' rights under OSHA. Training materials will include PowerPoint presentations, instructor guides, and participant guides and exercises. Training will be offered in English and Vietnamese.
Associated General Contractors of America Inc Arlington VA $120,000 Construction Road Zones
The grantee will offer 7.5-hour highway work zone safety training to road construction workers, company officers, and managers. Training will be offered nationwide. Target audience includes low-literacy and limited English proficiency road construction workers. The training will review OSHA standards, proper set up of highway work zones, flagger safety, and heavy equipment and crane safety management. A CD of the training materials will be developed for distribution in class. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Brazilian Immigrant Center Inc Allston MA $88,500 Fall Prevention in Construction
The grantee will provide 5-hour fall prevention training in residential construction training to vulnerable workers and employers.  Target audience includes small business and Portuguese and Spanish speaking vulnerable workers. Training topics will include an introduction to fall prevention, working on roofing with emphasis on residential construction, proper use of fall arrest systems, ladders, scaffolds, and worker rights.  Previously developed materials will be used. Training will be provided in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc Oakland CA $126,000 Workplace Violence
The grantee will provide 1.1-hour workplace violence training to farmworkers and dairy workers in California. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, low-literacy, minority, and other hard-to-reach workers, workers in high-hazard industries and small businesses. The topics will also include workers' rights and whistleblower protection. Training materials will include a trainer manual, problem solving scenario cards, a PowerPoint presentation, placards addressing key training elements and concepts, and a workplace violence prevention flyer. Materials and training will be provided in both English and Spanish.  
Compacion Foundation Inc Balch Springs TX $125,840 Chemical Hazards and/or Hazard Communication
The grantee will deliver 4-hour training on chemical hazards and hazard communication with an emphasis on Globally Harmonized System to construction workers in Texas. Target audience includes small and new businesses, limited English proficiency, minority, and hard-to-reach workers. Training materials will include a student manual and PowerPoint presentations on hazard communication, chemical overview, exposure limits, hazard control, emergencies and first aid. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation Atlanta GA $125,692 Temporary Worker Hazards
The grantee will offer 1-hour general awareness and 6.5-hour training on occupational hazards encountered by temporary workers to workers, temporary staffing agencies, and host employers throughout the southeastern United States representing manufacturing sectors, including food manufacturing. Target audience includes hard-to-reach workers and workers in high-hazard industries. Training will be provided in English.
Latino Worker Resource Center Hillside IL $122,670 Fall Prevention in Construction
The grantee will offer 4-hour fall prevention training to Latino residential and commercial construction workers in Illinois. Target audience includes small businesses, hard-to-reach workers, limited English proficiency, low-literacy, young and temporary workers. Training topics will include use of personal fall arrest systems, safety nets, unprotected floor and wall openings and fall protection on supported scaffolds. Training materials will include instructor manuals, student manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and classroom exercises. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Legal Aid Justice Center Charlottesville VA $124,704 Fall Protection in Construction & Heat Illness
The grantee will present fall prevention in construction and heat illness prevention training to day laborers and will also provide heat illness training, chemical hazards/communication and ergonomic hazards to outdoor migrant farmworkers. Target audience includes low-literacy, limited English proficiency, temporary, minority and other hard-to-reach workers. Training topics will also include workers’ rights under OSHA and Virginia’s OSHA requirements. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health Dorchester MA $125,224 Workplace Violence
The grantee will provide training programs for workers, employers and  4-hour train-the-trainer classes on workplace violence. Target audience includes small businesses, young workers, minority, and other hard-to-reach workers. Training topics will include an introduction to hazard identification and control, prevention, and mitigation of workplace violence, worker rights and whistleblower protection. Training materials will include handouts that are accessible for low-literacy youth and adult participants.
Mohawk Valley Community College Utica NY $107,182 Workplace Violence
The grantee will provide training on workplace violence hazards to workers in the healthcare, construction, and manufacturing industries in central upper New York State. Target audience includes small businesses, minority, hard-to-reach, limited English proficiency, and young workers.  Training and materials will be provided in English, Bosnian, and Burmese.
New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition Placitas NM $125,964 Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Residential Care Facilities
The grantee will provide  training  to workers and employers in hospitals, nursing homes, and residential care facilities in New Mexico. Topics include preventing hazards from bloodborne pathogens and safe patient handling.  Target audience includes small businesses, hard-to-reach, and limited English proficiency workers. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health Philadelphia PA $117,065 Fall Prevention in Construction
The grantee will present 3-hour and 2-hour fall prevention in construction training to workers in residential construction. Target audience includes small businesses, limited English proficiency, low literacy, minority, hard-to-reach, young and high-hazard industry workers. Training topics will include construction industry hazards, fall prevention from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs. Plan to revise existing materials including PowerPoint presentations, student handouts, and participatory exercises, and conduct hands-on demonstrations. Training will be provided in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Rutgers School of Public Health Piscataway NJ $125,000 Temporary Worker Hazards
The grantee will offer 1- to 7.5-hour workplace hazards training to temporary workers and their employers in New York and New Jersey. Target audience includes small businesses, minority, low-literacy, hard-to-reach and high-hazard industry workers. Training topics will include employee rights under OSHA, employer responsibilities, hazard communication, emergency action plans, electrical hazards, and vehicular hazards. Plan to adapt existing materials. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
SEIU Education and Support Fund Washington DC $120,000 Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Residential Care Facilities
The grantee will offer 3-day train-the-trainer training and 2-hour safety and health training to hospital, nursing home, and residential care workers. Target audience will include limited English proficiency, low-literacy, young, vulnerable, immigrant and minority workers. Training topics will include safe patient handling, ergonomics, blood borne pathogens, hazard communication, workplace violence, and emergency response. Plan to use existing training materials. Training will be provided in English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.
Timber Products Manufacturers Inc Spokane WA $123,300 Ergonomic Hazards
The grantee will provide 2 to 2.5-hour ergonomic hazards in materials handling training to workers and employers in the timber products manufacturing industry. Target audience includes small business, low-literacy, minority, and other hard-to-reach workers. Training topics will include proper ergonomic design and the prevention of ergonomic hazards. 
Tree Care Industry Association Inc Londonderry NH $124,746 Tree Care/Landscaping
The grantee will present 3.75- and 6.5-hour electrical hazards and aerial lift safety training to workers and employers in the landscaping and tree care industries. Target audience includes small businesses, limited English proficiency, and low-literacy workers. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
University of Georgia Athens GA $52,406 Tree Care/Landscaping
The grantee will offer 6-hour safety training to workers in the tree care and landscape industries in Georgia. Target audience includes small and new businesses, Hispanic, low-literacy, temporary, young, and hard-to-reach workers. Training topics will include chainsaw safety and cutting techniques, ladder safety, work positioning, aerial lift operations, and small tree felling. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus San Juan PR $125,758 Temporary Worker Hazards
The grantee will provide 1.5-hour safety training to temporary workers in the construction and general industries in Puerto Rico. Target audience includes small businesses, low-literacy workers, and workers in high-hazard industries. Training topics will include workers rights, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, and fall protection. A "hands on" training  will be included. Training will be provided in Spanish.
University of Southern Maine Portland ME $118,534 Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Residential Care Facilities
The grantee will be developing two one-hour, web-based training programs on two high-priority training topics that address current EMS worker knowledge gaps: (1) workplace violence and (2) heat and cold exposures. Training will be available at anytime and anywhere with an internet connection. The online training modules will include links to relevant handouts and to organizations and Web sites that can offer additional information on the topic. Training will be provided in English.
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX $125,964 Fall Prevention in Construction
The grantee will deliver 1.5- to 3-hour fall prevention and electrical safety training to workers and employers in residential and commercial construction in El Paso. Target audience includes workers in high-hazard industries and limited English proficiency workers.  Training topics will include recognizing fall hazards, fall protection requirements, understanding restraint and arrest, how to inspect and wear fall arrest equipment, and anchorage point requirements electrical hazards, electrical protection requirements and personal protective equipment. Training will be provided in Spanish.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston San Antonio TX $126,000 Agricultural Safety including Grain Handling Operations
The grantee will provide 1- and 2-hour dairy farm safe work practices training to workers and managers on large-herd dairy farms in New Mexico and Texas. Target audience includes small businesses, limited English proficiency, low-literacy, minority, and other hard-to-reach workers. Plan to use safety video vignettes on mobile devices to train workers on dairy farm hazards. Plan to update an online Dairy Farm Safety Toolkit on topics such as components of a safety program, safety leadership, manure lagoons, silage bunkers, hazardous chemicals, zoonotic diseases, animal handling, and machine handling.  Grant will also provide links to other safety and training resources for the dairy industry. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Voces de la Frontera Milwaukee WI $126,000 Ergonomic Hazards
The grantee will present 7.5-hour train-the-trainer and 1- to 2-hour ergonomics training to workers in the manufacturing, construction, and restaurant industries in Illinois and Wisconsin. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, low-literacy, immigrant, minority and high-hazard industries workers. Plan to revise existing Harwood grant materials and translate them into Spanish, Polish, Hmong, and Burmese. Training will be provided in these languages.
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL $107,525 Temporary Worker Hazards
The grantee will provide 3- and 4-hour training on temporary worker hazards to workers and employers in Illinois. Target audience includes small businesses, minority, low-literacy, limited English proficiency, and other hard-to-reach temporary workers. Training topics will include worker rights under OSHA, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, PPE, hazard communication including GHS, materials handling, ergonomics, respiratory protection, electrical safety, means of egress, powered industrial trucks, and fire safety. Training will include participatory activities. Training will be provided in both English and Spanish.
Wayne State University Detroit MI $125,485 Chemical Hazards and/or Hazard Communication 
The grantee will present 1-hour and 2-hour training on Right-to-Know, Hazard Communication and Globally Harmonized System for operating engineers, other construction trades, facilities management personnel and limited English proficiency Hispanic workers. Target audience includes workers in high-hazard industries. Training will be delivered primarily through an Internet-based mobile training delivery system.  Training and materials will be provided in English and Spanish.

Targeted Topic Training Material Development Grant Recipients

Organization Name City State Funding Amount Topic
Center for Human Services Bethesda MD $49,998 Workplace Violence
The grantee will provide workplace violence training materials for a national audience of agricultural workers, with a focus on crop workers. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, non-literate and low literacy, minority and other hard to reach workers in the high-hazardous or high-fatality agricultural industry. Training materials will consist of an instructor guide, student manual and PowerPoint presentation. Training materials will be offered in English and Spanish.  
Hesperian Health Guides Berkeley CA $47,086 Chemical Hazards and/or Hazard Communication
The grantee will develop a train-the-trainer instructional package covering common workplace chemical hazards across multiple industries.  The target audience is limited English proficient workers. Training topics will include the identification, characteristics. and health effects of common workplace chemicals; how to reduce exposure to chemicals, personal protective equipment, and how to lead a peer discussion and other participatory activities regarding chemical hazards and exposure risks. The training package will consist of a Spanish translation of the grantee's current English language chemical hazards material, and the development of a discussion and activity Guide to assist in educating workers.
North Carolina State University Raleigh NC $50,000 Agricultural Safety including Grain Handling Operations
The grantee will develop agricultural safety and health training materials for farm owners, operators  and workers. Target audience includes small agricultural farms, including youth, minority, and workers with limited English proficiency.  Training topics will include vehicle hazards, heat-related illness, ladders and falls, musculoskeletal injuries, hazardous equipment and machinery, grain bins and silos, confined spaces, pesticides and other chemicals, respiratory, noise, and other hazards. Training materials will be available in both English and Spanish.

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