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September 22, 2022


US Department of Labor awards more than $11.7 M in grants to educate workers, employers on workplace safety, health

Harwood grants focus on targeted training, hazard awareness, creating safety training programs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $11,746,992, in grants to support worker and employer education to make workplaces around the nation safer and healthier.

Administered by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program is making grants to 90 nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2022 for education and training on hazard recognition and injury prevention, workers' rights, and employers' legal responsibilities to provide safe and healthful workplaces.

Named for late Susan Harwood, former director of OSHA's Office of Risk Assessment, the grants are awarded in the Targeted Topic Training, Training and Educational Materials Development, and Capacity Building categories. During her 17 years with OSHA, Dr. Harwood helped develop federal standards to protect workers from bloodborne pathogens, cotton dust, benzene, formaldehyde, asbestos and lead in construction.

OSHA grants are awarded to non-profit organizations, including community and faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor-management associations, Native American tribes, and local and state-sponsored colleges and universities. Target trainees include small-business employers and underserved vulnerable workers in high-hazard industries.

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 help ensure these conditions for America's workers by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, education and assistance. Learn more about OSHA.

A list of fiscal year 2022 Susan Harwood Training Grant Program awards follows this release.

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Targeted Topic Training Grants Recipients City State Amount
South Arkansas Community College El Dorado AR $100,085
Asian Health Services Oakland CA $64,000
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates Oakland CA $55,000
Community Services & Employment Training Inc. Visalia CA $160,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network Pasadena CA $160,000
Port of San Diego Ship Repair Assoc. National City CA $145,460
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley CA $160,000
University of California, San Diego La Jolla CA $159,925
American Road & Transportation Builders Assoc. Washington DC $160,000
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Program Washington DC $160,000
Farmworker Justice Washington DC $160,000
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Washington DC $160,000
Florida International University Miami FL $160,000
Georgia Southern University Research & Service Foundation Statesboro GA $152,000
Building Industry Association of Hawaii Waipahu HI $125,190
Iowa State University of Science & Technology Ames IA $84,628
Latino Worker Safety Center Hillside IL $160,000
Northern Illinois University DeKalb IL $158,931
LeadingAge Kansas Foundation Topeka KS $141,519
Brazilian Worker Center Inc. Allston MA $152,800
CASA Inc. Hyattsville MD $160,000
IUPAT Finishing Trades Institute Hanover MD $160,000
University of Southern Maine Portland ME $160,000
Wayne State University Detroit MI $157,319
Western North Carolina Workers' Center Hendersonville NC $100,505
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest Lincoln NE $85,000
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE $154,568
Tree Care Industry Association Inc. Manchester NH $139,582
Applied Labor Employment Studies Institute Morristown NJ $160,000
Education & Training Institute Inc. New Brunswick NJ $160,000
New Jersey State AFL-CIO, CSA Inc. Trenton NJ $160,000
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Newark NJ $160,000
New Mexico Caregivers Coalition Bernalillo NM $107,435
Alliance for Manufacturing & Technology Binghamton NY $120,000
Laborers' Local 17 Training & Educational Fund Newburgh NY $91,142
Make Myself Aid for Humanity Inc. Nanuet NY $124,880
Mohawk Valley Community College Utica NY $49,104
Western New York Council on Occupational Safety & Health Buffalo NY $127,454
Oklahoma State University Stillwater OK $160,000
Manufacturers' Assoc. York PA $156,415
Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety & Health Philadelphia PA $153,257
National Association of Tower Erectors Watertown SD $160,000
El Paso County Community College El Paso TX $160,000
Organization of Hispanic Contractors Dallas TX $160,000
South Texas College McAllen TX $159,863
Texas State University San Marcos TX $154,000
University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston TX $159,963
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX $160,000
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX $160,000
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX $120,646
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston TX $107,968
Workers Defense Project Austin TX $160,000
American Traffic Safety Services Assoc. Fredericksburg VA $158,829
Associated General Contractors of America Arlington VA $159,494
Boat People SOS Inc. Falls Church VA $160,000
Legal Aid Justice Center Charlottesville VA $160,000
Timber Products Manufacturers Inc. Spokane WA $135,000
Washington On-Site Sewage Assoc. Puyallup WA $149,239
West Virginia University Research Corp. Morgantown WV $160,000
Training & Educational Materials Development Grants City State Amount
BPSOS Center for Community Advancement Inc. Westminster CA $75,000
Foundation for Chemistry Research and Initiatives Washington DC $75,000
University of Florida Gainesville FL $75,000
Southern Illinois University Carbondale IL $75,000
Mississippi State University Mississippi State MS $74,679
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg MS $67,715
East Carolina University Greenville NC $75,000
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte NC $75,000
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro NM $75,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City SD $41,309
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station College Station TX $75,000
Texas A&M University College Station TX $74,760
Marshall University Research Corp. Huntington WV $74,999
Capacity Building Developmental & Pilots Grants City State Amount
Georgetown University Washington DC $79,967
Sustainable Workplace Alliance Lake Wales FL $167,000
AgriSafe Network Inc. Peosta IA $180,000
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City IA $180,000
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Somerville MA $179,996
Melwood Horticultural Training Center Inc. Upper Marlboro MD $139,501
Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center Las Vegas NV $150,000
Kent State University Kent OH $74,193
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville PA $179,743
Capacity Building Follow-on Grants City State Amount
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL $160,256
Kern County Builders Exchange Bakersfield CA $130,488
Shasta Builders Exchange Redding CA $128,260
William Rainey Harper College Palatine IL $131,219
Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health Dorchester MA $80,375
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH $131,220
Agricenter International Inc. Memphis TN $115,242
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX $89,069
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Blacksburg VA $145,800
Total     $11,746,992

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Amanda McClure, 202-693-4675,

Release Number:  22-1897-NAT


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