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Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

FY 2016 Susan Harwood
Targeted Topic Grant Recipients

Organization Name City State Funding Amount Topic
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation Washington DC $139,836 Hospitals, Nursing Homes, & Residential Care Facilities
The grantee will provide 2-hour basic hazard awareness training to healthcare workers and a 3-hour workplace violence toolkit training to workers in the nursing industry. The target audience includes high-hazard workers and committee union members located in multiple states nationwide. Training will use existing training materials and will develop the workplace violence toolkit.
Arizona State University, Board of Regents Tempe AZ $140,000 Multiple Topics
The grantee will provide worker training on confined space, fall protection, chemical hazards, hazard communication, and road construction training to tribal communities. The target audience includes minority and hard to reach tribal leaders and workers. Existing and revised training materials will be used.
Asian Health Services Oakland CA $85,000 Hair and Nail Salon Hazards
The grantee will provide 2- and 4-hour hair and nail salon hazards training to workers in the hair and nail salon industry. The target audience includes workers with limited English proficiency, who are non- and low literacy, and minority workers. Using existing training materials, training will be offered in English and Vietnamese.
Associated General Contractors of America, The Arlington VA $139,859 Construction Focus Four
The grantee will provide 7.5-hour construction focus four training seminars in seven locations across the United States. The target audience includes union and non-union small businesses with non-English speaking and minority contract workers. Using existing training materials the materials will be made available on a CD-ROM and will be presented in English and Spanish.
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. Oakland CA $140,000 Heat Illness Prevention
The grantee will provide 70-minute heat illness prevention training to hard to reach agricultural workers in California. The target audience includes small business, temporary workers, warehouse workers, and high-hazard industry workers. Using existing training materials, workers will be trained in Spanish and local indigenous languages.
Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas Glassboro NJ $62,314 Chemical Hazards and/or Hazard Communication
The grantee will provide 2.5-hour chemical hazards training to workers in the agricultural industry. The target audience includes agricultural and other low-wage workers; The target audience includes minority, limited English, low/non-literacy, young, temporary, hard to reach workers in high-hazard industries. Existing training materials will be used and training will be provided in Spanish.
Construction Safety Council DBA Latino Worker Safety Center Hillside IL $139,785 Fall Prevention in Construction
The grantee will provide 4-hour fall prevention training to workers in the residential and commercial construction industry. The target audience will be Spanish speaking, hard-to-reach workers, and small contractors with limited English proficiency working for small and or new businesses. Using existing materials trainings will be provided in Spanish.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation Atlanta GA $139,806 Warehouse Worker Hazards
The grantee will provide Spanish-language based 1-hour and full-day training to workers in the poultry and meatpacking industries. Training topics will include ergonomics, fall prevention, and chemical safety. The target audience includes workers in multiple states nationwide. Existing training materials will be update and new materials will be created. Training will be offered in Spanish.
Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. Washington DC $140,000 Warehouse Worker Hazards
The grantee will provide 7.5-hour worker safety training in the warehouse industry. Target audience includes limited English, temporary, minority workers. Training topics will include dock safety, blind spots, good housekeeping, stacking materials, personal protective equipment, and recognizing stored energy. Plans are to develop training materials. Training will be offered in Spanish.
International Association of Fire Fighters Washington DC $139,606 Confined Space
The grantee will provide a 40-hour confined space training for fire fighters across the U.S. The target audience includes fire fighters in hard-to-reach rural areas. Plans are to revises existing materials.
Legal Aid Justice Center Charlottesville VA $135,642 Multiple Topics
The grantee will provide 1/2- to 1-hour training to construction workers and farmworkers. Target audience includes non-English speaking, low literate, Latino, temporary, hard-to-reach workers. Training topics include construction focus four, heat stress, chemical hazards, pesticide safety, and ergonomic hazards. Plans are to use existing training materials, and to offer the training in Spanish.
LIUNA Training and Education Fund Pomfret Center CT $139,514 Silica Exposure in General and Construction Industries
The grantee will provide 7.5-hour training on silica hazards in the construction industry. The target audience includes non-literate and low literacy, minority, and hard-to-reach workers. Using existing materials, training will be provided in English and Spanish in multiple states across the nation.
Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health Dorchester MA $140,000 Workplace Violence
The grantee will provide 2-hour workplace violence preventions training for young workers. Using existing materials, they will develop a more in-depth training addressing identifying and responding to violence working signs.
National Jewish Health Denver CO $132,290 Silica Exposure in General and Construction Industries
The grantee will provide silica training in the construction industry. The target audience includes Colorado and Wyoming workers who are limited English proficiency, low literate, minority, and hard-to-reach workers. Training materials will be developed.
New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health New York City NY $140,000 Hair & Nail Salon Hazards
The grantee will provide 2- to 3-hour training in the hair and nail salon industry. The target audiences includes workers and employers in small businesses with limited English proficiency, and are non-and low literate located in Metropolitan New York City, Rochester, and Buffalo, New York. They use existing training materials and develop some new materials. Training will be available in multiple languages.
Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety & Health Philadelphia PA $131,298 Fall Prevention in Construction
The grantee will provide 1.75-hour fall prevention training to construction workers. The target audience includes Latino, non-English speaking, and low literate workers. Training topics will address scaffold, roof, and ladder safety. Using existing training materials, training will be offered in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Philadelphia Joint Board, Workers United Philadelphia PA $93,015 Multiple Topics
The grantee will provide 3-hour heat stress and ergonomics training to workers in the industrial laundry industry. The target audience includes non-English speaking, limited English proficient, low literate, hard-to-reach minorities workers. Training topics will include heat stress and ergonomics. Using existing materials, trainings will be offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, RBHS - SPH Picataway NJ $140,000 Confined Space
The grantee will provide 4-hour awareness and 7.5-hour confined space safety training to workers in the construction industry. The grantee will provide working models that enable employers to integrate and facilitate confined space training. The target audience includes small business, temporary, minority and hard to reach, non-literate/low literacy, and workers. Using existing materials, training will be provided in Spanish.
SEIU Education and Support Fund Washington DC $139,600 Hospitals, Nursing Homes, & Residential Care Facilities
The grantee will provide 2-hour worker training and 3-day train-the-trainer on hazards in healthcare industry. The target audience will be limited English speaking healthcare workers. Using existing training materials they will train workers in New York, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and California in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.
Timber Products Manufacturers, Inc. Spokane WA $117,099 Walking Working Surfaces in General Industry
The grantee will provide 2-hour walking working surfaces training to general industry workers and 2.5 hours of training to workers in the wood products industry. The target audience includes small businesses, workers in high-hazard industries and industries with high fatality rates, low literacy, minority, and hard-to-reach workers. Plans are to develop new materials and will offered training in Spanish.
Tree Care Industry Association, Inc. Londonderry NH $137,532 Tree Care/Landscaping
The grantee will provide 7.5-hour worker training for the tree care and landscaping industry. The target audience includes limited English proficiency, non-literate and low literacy workers. Training will include recognition, avoidance, abating, and/or preventing hazards when using aerial lifts, operating chain saws, operating chippers, and/or working in close proximity to electrical conductors. Training will be conducted in English and Spanish.
University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus San Juan PR $139,421 Multiple Topics
The grantee will provide 2-hour training to workers in construction and general industries in Puerto Rico. The target audiences include low literacy and minority workers in high hazard industries. Trailing topics include heat stress and chemical hazards - silica. Using existing materials, training will be provided in Spanish.
University of South Florida Tampa FL $140,000 Silica Exposure in General and Construction Industries
The grantee will provide 7.5-hour silica hazard training to workers in the construction industry. The target audience includes construction workers in high-hazard and high fatality jobs. Plans are to develop new training materials and will include real life photographs, short film clips, and open discussions.
University of Southern Maine Portland ME $99,667 Multiple Topics
The grantee will develop and provide 2 online training programs for workers in the healthcare industry. The target audience includes nursing facility staff employed in Maine’s nursing facilities. Training topics include blood borne pathogens and biological hazards. Curriculum will be developed and converted to web-based instructional design.
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX $139,556 Confined Space
The grantee will provide 1.5 hours confined space to workers in the construction industry. The target audience includes non-English speaking and vulnerable residential and commercial construction workers in El Paso, Texas and surrounding areas. Using recently developed educational materials; training will be available in English and offered in Spanish.
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Board of Regents Milwaukee WI $139,987 Ergonomic Hazards
The grantee will provide a 12-hour train-the-trainer program for ergonomic and safety hazard prevention in green energy power-generation industry sector. The target audience includes utility employees, contractors, safety professionals and management. Using existing materials, training will be provided in English and Spanish.
Voces de la Frontera Milwaukee WI $140,000 Ergonomic Hazards
The grantee will provide 1-hour ergonomics introduction, 2-hour ergonomic hazards, and 7.5-hour ergonomic hazards train-the-trainer to workers in high hazard industries. The target audience includes non-English/limited English speaking workers. Existing materials will be revised. Training will be presented in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Polish.
Wayne State University Detroit MI $138,518 Silica Exposure in General and Construction Industries
The grantee will provide silica training to workers in the construction industry. The target audience includes limited English proficiency workers in Michigan’s construction trades including engineers, masons, and concrete workers. Training materials will be developed and training will be presented in Spanish.

Targeted Topic Follow-on Grant Recipients

Organization Name City State Funding Amount Topic
American Road & Transportation Builders Association Washington DC $125,276 Construction Road Zones
The grantee will provide 2-hour and 3-hour training to employers and workers in the road construction industry. The 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. Plans are to revise existing training materials. Training will be offered in Spanish.
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates,  Inc. Oakland CA $60,747 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. The 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. Plans are to revise existing and translate training and educational materials into Chinese and Korean.
Casa Latina Seattle WA $126,000 Ergonomic Hazards
The grantee will provide 1-hour musculoskeletal disorder prevention training to day laborers in the construction, gardening, moving and home healthcare industries. The target audience includes limited-English-proficiency, non-literate, high-hazard-industry, minority, and hard-to-reach workers in the Redmond, WA, area. Plans are to adapt existing training materials. Training will be offered in Spanish.
Iowa State University of Science and Technology Ames IA $126,000 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. The target audience includes small business, young, migrant workers handling grain elevators, flour and feed mills. Plans are to use existing materials.
Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Miami FL $121,614 Multiple Topics
The grantee will provide 4-hour safety training to small business workers in construction and general industry in Greater Miami. The 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. Plans are to use existing training materials with minor revisions. Training will be offered in Spanish.
  National Association of Tower Erectors Watertown SD $126,000 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. The 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. Plans are to develop training materials.
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest Lincoln NE $72,900 Multiple Topics
The grantee will provide 1- to 2-hour safety training to workers in the meatpacking and food processing industries. The 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. Plans are 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 $126,000 Construction Focus Four
The grantee will provide 5-hour training to workers in the construction industry. The target audience includes first-generation Hispanic/Latino workers and trainers throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Training topics will include focus four construction hazards. Plans are to revise existing training materials. Training will be offered in Spanish.
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood CO $112,096 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. The 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.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Washington DC $126,000 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. The 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. Plans are to use existing training materials. Training will be offered in Spanish.
UWUA Power for America Training Trust Fund Charlotte MI $126,000 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. The 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. Plans are to use existing training materials.
Washington On-Site Sewage Association Puyallup WA $124,665 Construction Focus Four
The grantee will provide 7.5-hour training to workers in the construction industry. The 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. Plans are to develop new training materials. Training will be offered in Spanish.

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