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Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

FY 2016 Susan Harwood
Capacity Building Grants

Organization Name City State Funding Amount Type
Garment Worker Center Los Angeles CA $80,000 Pilot
The grantee will provide 2.5- and 5-hour training to workers in the garment industry. Target audience includes non-English speaking/ limited English proficiency workers, non-literate and low literacy workers, minority, and other hard to reach workers. Training topics will include indoor heat stress, ventilation, and chemical safety. Plans are to develop and translate training materials to offer training in Spanish, Chinese, and K’iche.
Building Industry Association (BIA) - Hawaii Waipahu HI $134,330 Developmental
The grantee will provide 1- to 8-hours of safety and health injury prevention training to employers and workers in the construction industry. Target audience includes small and new businesses, limited English proficiency, young workers, minority, hard-to-reach workers, and workers in the high hazard and high fatality construction jobs. Training topics will include injury prevention and safety, hazard recognition, incident investigation, job safety rules, personal protective equipment, and emergency planning. Plans include developing a trainer manual, student workbook, and PowerPoint training presentations. Training will be offered in Tagalog, Japanese, Ilocano, and Chinese.
Brazilian Worker Center, Inc. Allston MA $148,300 Developmental
The grantee will provide 3- to 5-hour training to workers in the construction and nail salon industries. Target audience includes non-English speaking, low literacy, hard-to-reach workers, and small business employers. Training topics will include the construction focus four hazards and nail salon hazards. Plans include using existing training materials. Training will be offered in Portuguese and Spanish.
Committee for the Advancement of Arboriculture Jackson NJ $140,500 Developmental
The grantee will provide 4- to 12-hours of training to workers in the tree care industry. Target audience includes small business and high-risk, hard-to-reach, limited English proficiency, low-literacy, women, and minority workers. Training topics will include electrical safety in tree climbing, chain saw, aerial rescue, chipper, stump grinder safety, skid steer awareness, and tree climbing techniques. Plans include using existing training materials, revising materials, and developing industry specific materials to include videos, handouts, alerts, PPTs, topic cards, fact sheets, and flyers. Training will be offered in Spanish.
District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund Philadelphia PA $165,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide 2- to 5-hour hazards training to healthcare industry workers. Target audience includes low literacy, adult and young workers, supervisors, and minority workers employed in the high-hazard healthcare industries. Training topics will include safe patient handling, workplace violence, chemical safety, ergonomics, risk management, and bloodborne pathogens. Plans are to use existing training materials. Training will be offered in English.
New Mexico Direct Caregivers Collation Placitas NM $159,778 Developmental
The grantee will provide 4-hour training to workers in the healthcare industry. Target audience includes small businesses, hard-to-reach, and minority workers. Training topics will include bloodborne pathogens and ergonomics. Plans are to develop training materials including a trainer guide and hands-on activities. Training will be offered in Spanish.
State Building and Construction Trades Council of CA Sacramento CA $165,000 Developmental
The grantee will provide 4- to 15-hour training to construction workers in California. Target audience includes unionized construction workers, contractors, and employers. Training topics will include hazards of silica in construction. Plans are to develop new materials including a PowerPoint training presentation, fact sheets, videos, and instructor guide. Training will be offered in Spanish.
Steelworkers Charitable and Educational Organization Pittsburgh PA $163,996 Developmental
The grantee will provide 2- to 6.5-hour training workers in the paper industry. Target audience includes union leaders, members, health and safety committee representatives, employers, and management. Training topics will include the health and safety leadership, preventing fatalities, implementing safety programs, and increasing effectiveness of labor-management safety committees. Plans are to use existing training materials. Training will be offered in English and Spanish.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston TX $116,248 Developmental
The grantee will provide 2 1/4-hour agricultural safety and health training to dairy workers. Target audience includes small businesses, limited English proficiency, non-literate, and low literacy, minority, and hard-to-reach workers in a high-hazard industry. Training topics will include safe livestock handling. Plans are to utilize their existing mobile learning system. Training will be offered in English and Spanish.
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City IA $159,644 Developmental
The grantee will provide 2-hour confined space in construction training to workers in the construction industry. Target audience includes small business, minority, and non-literate and low literacy workers. Training topics will include confined spaces hazards and monitoring and personal protective equipment. Plans are to develop materials. Training will be offered in English.
Western North Carolina Workers Center Hendersonville NC $124,044 Developmental
The grantee will provide 4- to 21-hour safety and health training to poultry workers. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, non-literate and low literacy, minority, and other hard-to-reach workers. Training topics will include personal protective equipment, hazard mapping, ergonomics, and safety for sanitation workers in the poultry industry. Plans are to use existing training materials. Training will be offered in English, Spanish, and Hmong.
AGSCME Training and Education Institute Washington DC $148,500 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 4-hour worker training and 4-day train-the-trainer training to workers in the home healthcare industry. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, low literacy, and vulnerable workers. Training topics will include bloodborne pathogens and infection control, safe patient handling, hazard communication, and workplace violence. Plans include developing new training materials. Training will be offered in English and Spanish.
AgriSafe Network, Inc. Spencer IA $148,500 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will conduct 1- and 2-hour training on agricultural safety to workers and producers in pork, poultry, fruit/vegetable production, and grain production operations. Training audience includes low-literacy and limited English proficiency farm workers. New training topics include zoonotic diseases prevention, heat illness, hazard mapping, chainsaw safety and skid steer loader safety. Training will be provided in English.
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs Washington DC $148,175 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will deliver training on heat stress prevention, pesticide safety, tractor safety, and take home pesticide exposure control for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and employers. Training audience includes low-literacy, hard-to-reach, and limited English proficiency workers. Training materials include a trainer manual, portable flipcharts, brochures, pocket guides, and other educational handouts. Training will be provided in English, Spanish, and Haitian-Creole.
Boat People SOS, Inc. Falls Church VA $148,500 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 2-hour training to vulnerable Vietnamese workers and employers on chemical hazards in the nail salon industry. Target audience includes small businesses, limited English proficiency, low-literacy, minority, and other hard-to-reach workers. Existing training materials will be use to provide training in English and Vietnamese.
Casa de Maryland, Inc. Hyattsville MD $133,650 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present 1-hour hazard identification and control workshop, 1-hour workers' rights workshop, 3-hour occupational safety and health training, 10-hour construction trades training, and a 36-hour train-the-trainer class to workers in Maryland. New training topics will include ergonomics for housekeepers, bloodborne pathogens, restaurant safety, hazards identification, and asbestos.  Training will be provided in English, French, and Spanish.
Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Portage IN $120,098 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer 7.5-hour training to safety representatives and 1- to 7.5 hour worker training on construction hazards in process safety, industrial, and commercial work within the construction industry industries in Indiana. Topics will include process safety management, administration of safety programs, risk assessment and accident investigation, fall protection, electrical and arc flash, lockout tagout, confined space, hot work permits, health hazards and industrial hygiene, and excavation safety. Training will be provided in English.
Education & Training Institute Inc. New Brunswick NJ $132,631 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present 45-minute tailgate training, 4-hour classroom training, and 30-hour train-the-trainer classes on residential construction hazards to workers in small and new businesses in New Jersey. Training topics will include basic OSHA rights, hazard mapping, chemical hazards, PPE/respirator protection, ladder safety, scaffold safety, fall protection, hand and power tools, concrete and masonry safety, and excavations. Training materials will include a workbook, fact sheets, and flyers. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. Washington DC $133,650 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide a 15-hour train-the-trainer class and 30-minute farmworker safety awareness training to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in California. Training topics will include pesticide safety, heat illness, field sanitation, and workers' rights. Plans are to revise existing training materials including a presentation flipbook, information cards, and brochures. A text message application will be developed to deliver information to workers following training. Training will be available in English and Spanish.
Interfaith Worker Justice Chicago IL $131,220 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer 7.5-hour train-the-trainer classes for worker leaders, who will then provide 1.5-hour awareness training to workers in general, construction, cleaning services, poultry/meat packing, restaurants, landscaping, home care, and car wash industries. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, low-literacy, minority, and other hard-to-reach workers. Training will include workers' rights, hazard identification and control, risk communication, and ergonomics. Training will be available in English and Spanish.
Make the Road New York Brooklyn NY $144,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 1-hour hazard identification and 4-hour train-the-trainer training for hard-to-reach immigrant workers. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, non-literate, and low literate workers.  New training topics include hazard identification for the car wash industry. Advanced topics continued will include ergonomics and hazard communication. Plans are to revise existing and develop new training materials. Training will be offered in Spanish.
Migrant Clinicians Network, Inc. Austin TX $148,500 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 1- to 8-hour training to workers in multiple industries including agriculture. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, non-literate, and low literate workers. Training topics will include the heat stress, chemical safety/hazard communication, and ergonomics. Plans are to adapt and use existing training materials for in-person and webinar training. Training will be offered in English and Spanish.
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health San Diego CA $526,500 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 4-hour train-the-trainer and 2-hour worker training through 16 participating COSH organization to workers in construction, health care, restaurant, warehousing landscaping, waste and recycling, industrial laundries, janitorial and cleaning services, agriculture, and retail industries. Training audience includes small businesses, limited English proficiency, young, temporary, low-literacy, and minority workers. Training topics include lockout/tagout, ergonomics, workplace violence, chemical hazards/hazard communication, hazard identification, confined space, ladder safety, preventing slip and fall injuries in restaurant work, safe patient handling, fall protection, personal protective equipment, bloodborne pathogens, and hazards in the healthcare, residential construction, agricultural, and green cleaning/chemical substitution industries.  Plans are to use or revise existing training materials.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network Los Angeles CA $133,650 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will deliver 2-day train-the-trainer training and 3-hour awareness training to hard-to-reach and limited English proficiency migrant day laborers in the construction industry. Training materials will address masonry, framing, and roof work hazards. Existing training materials will be revised and new materials will be developed as needed. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO Community Services Agency Trenton NJ $132,946 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer a 3-day train-the-trainer and a 1- to 4-hour injury and illness prevention program awareness training to food manufacturing and supermarket workers. Target audience includes small businesses, limited English proficiency, and young workers. Training materials designed by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO will be used and include PowerPoint presentations, student materials, and instructor guides. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Oklahoma State University Stillwater OK $130,199 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will conduct 4-hour awareness and 7-hour operations training on agricultural safety and rescue operations for emergency responders and agricultural workers in Oklahoma. Training audience includes small and new businesses, limited English proficiency, low-literacy, young, temporary, minority, and other hard-to-reach workers. Training topics include agricultural safety and rescue with an emphasis in grain handling operations. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association San Diego CA $131,795 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 3.75-hour maritime shipyard safety hazards train-the-trainer and worker training in the maritime industry. Target audience includes small businesses, non-English speaking, limited-English proficiency, and other vulnerable worker.  Training topics will include the train-the-trainer, lock-out/tag-out, confined space, fall prevention, and supervising for safety. Plans are to develop and/or update existing training materials. Training will be offered in English and Spanish.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick NJ $148,500 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will provide 2-hour, 4-hour, and 5-hour peer-led health and safety training and a 20-hour train-the-trainer training to the restaurant, cleaning, and food processing industries. Target audience includes small businesses, non-English speaking, limited English proficient, non-literate, and low literacy, young, and other vulnerable workers. Training topics will include the OSHA rights and responsibilities, chemical hazards, hazard communication, hazard mapping, ergonomics, slip, trips, and falls, and personal protective equipment. Plans are to use existing and develop new training materials. Training will be offered in Spanish.
Sustainable Workplace Alliance Inc. Bartow FL $92,416 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present 1-hour and 6-hour road and bridge construction, 4-hour utility worker and workers maintenance, and 4-hour employer maintenance training to workers in road construction, overhead utilities, and maintenance. Target audience includes small businesses, limited English proficiency, young, temporary, and other hard-to-reach workers. Training topics will include work-zone safety, asbestos, aerial lifts, flagging, rigging, silica, falls in construction, and noise hazards. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
UAW - International Union Detroit MI $148,500 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present 1-hour and 32-hour focusing on establishing effective, ongoing, and comprehensive injury and illness prevention programs and cultures of safety in small and medium sized establishments represented by the UAW. Target audience includes small businesses, limited English proficiency, young, temporary, and other hard-to-reach workers. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
University of California at Berkeley, The Regents of the Berkeley CA $148,500 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer 2- and 6-hour training on hazards for workers employed as janitors, hotel housekeepers, food service, cemetery grounds keepers, and workers with intellectual disabilities in northern California. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, low-literacy, and temporary workers. Existing and new training materials will be used. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
University of California at Los Angeles, The Regents of the Los Angeles CA $133,638 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer 2-hour safety awareness and skills-building trainings, 7.5 leadership training, 6-hour train-the-trainer basic and advanced training, and .75-hour ergonomics awareness training by the trained trainers. Training will be offered to workers in the janitorial, warehouse, airport, maintenance, supermarkets, and health care industries. Target audience includes limited English proficiency, low-literacy, and temporary workers in California. Training topics will include preventing chemical exposure, workplace violence, and work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
University of Illinois at Champaign, The Board of Trustees Champaign IL $133,650 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will deliver 6-hour youth curriculum train-the-trainer training, 7.5-hour lifeline installation and use train-the-trainer training, and 1- to 1.5-hour awareness training to youth, and 4- to 6-hour lifeline installation training for use in small grain elevators. Training audience includes small businesses, young, low-literacy, hard-to-reach, and limited English proficiency workers. Topics to be addressed are agricultural safety, grain handling operations and grain bin entry. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
West Virginia University Research Corporation Morgantown WV $133,650 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will offer 4- and 8-hour training on multiple topics to small business workers in residential construction, logging, oil and gas extraction, landscaping, and manufacturing industries. Topics will include hazard recognition and control measures specific to each industry, workers' rights, and how to comply with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Training and education materials include existing materials. Training will be provided in English.
Work Environment Council of New Jersey Trenton NJ $133,650 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present 2- to 4-hour worker training and 4-hour employer training to workers involved in chemical plants, oil refineries, sewage and water treatment operations, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Training topics will include identifying and mapping hazards, chemical hazards, OSHA's Process Safety Management standard, heath care hazards including workplace violence and safe lifting, injury and illness prevention programs, and mold hazards. Training will be provided in English.
Worker Justice Center of New York, Inc. Rochester NY $148,498 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present 1.5 to 2-hour training for the agricultural, food services, and hotel industries. The target audience includes limited English, non-literate, low literacy, temporary, minority, and other hard-to-reach workers. Training topics include working in the cold and heat, ergonomics, dairy safety; orchard safety; and hazard communication. Training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Workers Defense Project, Inc. Austin TX $144,000 Developmental Follow-on
The grantee will present 30 minute to 4-hour employee/employer training, and 7.5- and 22.5-hour train the trainer training for their safety program for the commercial and residential construction industry in Texas. The target audience includes limited English, non-literate, low literacy, temporary, minority, and other hard-to-reach workers and small businesses. Training topics include excavations, cranes, fire, confined space, struck by, and caught-between hazards. New training materials will be developed and training will be provided in English and Spanish.

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