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Sept. 26, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $10.5 Million in Training Grants
To 80 Nonprofit Organizations for Workplace Safety and Health

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The funding through the Susan Harwood Training Grants Program will provide education and training to help businesses and workers address workplace hazards and adopt best practices for avoiding workplace injuries.

The grants require recipients to focus on safety and health topics designated by OSHA. For Fiscal Year 2017, among other topics, these include chemical, electrical, excavation and grain handling hazards, fall prevention in the construction industry, and machinery and machine guarding hazards.

The Harwood program funds grants to nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based groups, employer associations, unions, joint labor-management associations, and colleges and universities. Visit the Quick Links section of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program website for information about the FY 2017 grant recipients. For more about the program, visit the OSHA web site for more information. Public inquiries should be directed to the Harwood Grants Coordinator at or by phone at 847-759-7700, extension 7926.

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

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