Sept. 8, 2014
$10.6M in safety and health grants awarded to 78 organizations
across the nation by US Labor Department's OSHA
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today awarded $10,687,000 through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program to 78 nonprofit organizations, including community- and faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor-management associations, and colleges and universities. The program provides grants to fund education and training for workers and employers to help them recognize workplace safety and health hazards, implement injury and illness prevention measures, and inform them of their rights and responsibilities.
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program supports safety and health training programs that educate workers and employers in industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates; underserved youth; limited English proficiency and other vulnerable workers; and small businesses. The award categories for fiscal year 2014 grants were: Targeted Topic Training, including Training and Educational Materials Development, and Capacity Building Pilot and Capacity Building Developmental, including one-year follow-on grants to recipients from Fiscal Year 2013.
"The Susan Harwood Training Program provides thousands of workers and employers with hands-on, critical health and safety training to reduce occupational injuries," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "The federal grants awarded today will provide workers and employers in some of the most dangerous industries with important tools to identify and eliminate hazards."
Targeted Topic Training grants, valued at $4,546,147, have been awarded to 39 organizations to support the development of quality training and materials for addressing workplace hazards. The Targeted Topic Training grants require that recipients address occupational safety and health topics designated by OSHA.
Additionally, 14 organizations have been awarded a total of $2,805,085 in Capacity Building Developmental grants to provide occupational safety and health training, education, and related assistance to workers and employers. Organizations selected to receive these grants are expected to create organizational capacity to provide safety and health training on an ongoing basis.
OSHA also awarded $3,335,768 in one-year follow-on grants to 24 of the current Capacity Building Developmental grantees from Fiscal Year 2013. These grantees demonstrated their ability to provide occupational safety and health training, education, and related assistance to workers and employers in high-hazard industries, small-business employers and vulnerable workers.
"Since 1978, approximately 2 million workers have been trained through this program, and it is one of the most effective ways we have for communicating with vulnerable and hard-to-reach workers," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. "The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program is an essential component of OSHA's efforts to provide workers in high-risk industries with training about job hazards and their rights, and I am thrilled to see what our grantees will do."
The training grant program is named in honor of Susan Harwood, a former director of the Office of Risk Assessment in OSHA's former Directorate of Health Standards, who passed away in 1996.
For information about the Fiscal Year 2014 Susan Harwood Training Grant Program recipients, visit http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/2014_grant_recipients.html and http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/2014_grant_targeted_recipients.html.
More information on the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program is available on OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/index.html. Public inquiries should be directed by email to Heather Wanderski at firstname.lastname@example.org or James Barnes at email@example.com or by phone at 847-759-7700.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.
Editor's note: A list of grantees, where they are located, and the amount they received follows this release.
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|Organization ||City ||State ||Funding|
|Alaska Marine Safety Education Association ||Sitka ||Alaska ||$132,371|
|California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. ||Oakland ||Calif. ||$140,000|
|Asian Health Services ||Oakland ||Calif. ||$75,000|
|Asian Immigrant Women Advocates Inc. ||Oakland ||Calif. ||$55,000|
|National Day Laborer Organizing Network ||Los Angeles ||Calif. ||$165,000 |
|Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association ||San Diego ||Calif. ||$101,614|
|Regents of the University of California - Los Angeles ||Los Angeles ||Calif. ||$164,986 |
|State Building & Construction Trades Council of California ||Sacramento ||Calif. ||$175,750|
|Pueblo Community College ||Pueblo ||Colo. ||$59,354|
|Red Rocks Community College ||Lakewood ||Colo. ||$139,148|
|American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation ||Washington ||District of Columbia ||$133,674|
|American Road & Transportation Builders Association - Transportation Development Foundation ||Washington ||District of Columbia ||$166,250|
|Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs ||Washington ||District of Columbia ||$177,000|
|Farmworker Justice Fund Inc. ||Washington ||District of Columbia ||$165,000 |
|Roofers and Waterproofers Research and Education Joint Trust ||Washington ||District of Columbia ||$47,700|
|SEIU Education and Support Fund ||Washington ||District of Columbia ||$133,674|
|The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union ||Washington ||District of Columbia ||$133,073|
|Farmworker Association of Florida Inc. ||Apopka ||Fla. ||$122,915|
|Florida State College at Jacksonville ||Jacksonville ||Fla. ||$171,000|
|Miami Dade College Kendall Campus ||Miami ||Fla. ||$161,176|
|Lake-Sumter State College ||Leesburg ||Fla. ||$103,964|
|The Sustainable Workplace Alliance Inc. ||Bartow ||Fla. ||$114,095 |
|Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. ||Atlanta ||Ga. ||$139,958|
|University of Georgia ||Athens ||Ga. ||$74,127|
|AgriSafe Network Inc. ||Spencer ||Iowa ||$171,000|
|Western Iowa Tech Community College ||Sioux City ||Iowa ||$137,394|
|Latino Worker Resource Center ||Hillside ||Ill. ||$136,300|
|Interfaith Worker Justice ||Chicago ||Ill. ||$162,000|
|National Roofing Contractors Association ||Rosemont ||Ill. ||$137,000|
|Non-Ferrous Founders' Society ||Park Ridge ||Ill. ||$50,000|
|University of Illinois, Board of Trustees ||Champaign-Urbana ||Ill. ||$165,000 |
|Waubonsee Community College ||Sugar Grove ||Ill. ||$119,505|
|Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana Inc. ||Portage ||Ind. ||$154,124 |
|Purdue University ||West Lafayette ||Ind. ||$179,019|
|Sunflower Community Action Inc. ||Wichita ||Kan. ||$80,000|
|University of Southern Maine ||Portland ||Maine ||$131,704|
|Casa de Maryland Inc. ||Hyattsville ||Md. ||$165,000 |
|Brazilian Immigrant Center Inc. ||Allston ||Mass. ||$99,875|
|Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health ||Dorchester ||Mass. ||$139,138|
|National Council for Occupational Safety and Health ||Longmeadow ||Mass. ||$650,000|
|University of Massachusetts Lowell ||Lowell ||Mass. ||$156,750|
|Michigan State University ||East Lansing ||Mich. ||$138,242|
|Wayne State University ||Detroit ||Mich. ||$139,995|
|Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest ||Lincoln ||Neb. ||$76,000|
|Western Nebraska Community College ||Scottsbluff ||Neb. ||$49,946|
|Tree Care Industry Association Inc. ||Londonderry ||N.H. ||$139,528|
|Education & Training Institute Inc. ||New Brunswick ||N.J. ||$164,980 |
|El Comité de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agrícolas ||Glassboro ||N.J. ||$53,810|
|New Jersey State AFL-CIO Community Services Agency ||Trenton ||N.J. ||$164,160 |
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ||New Brunswick ||N.J. ||$171,000|
|Rutgers School of Public Health ||Piscataway ||N.J. ||$140,000|
|New Jersey Work Environment Council ||Ewing ||N.J. ||$165,000 |
|New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition ||Placitas ||N.M. ||$139,998|
|Make the Road New York ||Brooklyn ||N.Y. ||$159,600|
|MinKwon Center for Community Action Inc. ||Flushing ||N.Y. ||$100,000|
|Mohawk Valley Community College ||Utica ||N.Y. ||$139,870|
|Worker Justice Center of New York Inc. ||Rochester ||N.Y. ||$121,389|
|North Carolina State University ||Raleigh ||N.C. ||$50,000|
|Telamon Corp. ||Raleigh ||N.C. ||$121,125|
|Oklahoma State University ||Stillwater ||Okla. ||$160,740 |
|Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health ||Philadelphia ||Pa. ||$130,133|
|District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund ||Philadelphia ||Pa. ||$140,000|
|University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus ||San Juan ||Puerto Rico ||$139,960|
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ||Houston ||Texas ||$140,000|
|The University of Texas at El Paso ||El Paso ||Texas ||$139,960|
|University of Texas at Arlington ||Arlington ||Texas ||$139,917|
|Compacion Foundation Inc. ||Balch Springs ||Texas ||$139,823|
|Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) ||College Station ||Texas ||$50,000|
|Workers Defense Project Inc. ||Austin ||Texas ||$134,900|
|Legal Aid Justice Center ||Charlottesville ||Va. ||$138,560|
|The Associated General Contractors of America ||Arlington ||Va. ||$135,000|
|Boat People SOS Inc. ||Falls Church ||Va. ||$166,250|
|Timber Products Manufacturers Inc. ||Spokane ||Wash. ||$137,000|
|Casa Latina ||Seattle ||Wash. ||$144,000|
|Voces de la Frontera ||Milwaukee ||Wis. ||$140,000|
|University of Wisconsin-River Falls ||River Falls ||Wis. ||$112,506|
|Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program Inc. ||Ashland ||Wis. ||$112,970|
|West Virginia University Research Corp. ||Morgantown ||W.Va. ||$165,000 |
Lauren North, 202-693-4655, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Lawder, 202-693-4659, email@example.com
Release Number: 14-1690-NAT
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