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| Publication Date:||04/19/2000|
| Publication Type:||Notice|
| Fed Register #:||65:21028-21030|
| Title:||Training Grant Program "Internet-Based OSHA Expert Compliance Assistance System.|
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Training Grant Program " Internet-Based OSHA Expert Compliance Assistance System
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of availability of funds and request for grant applications.
SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awards funds to nonprofit organizations to conduct safety and health training and education. This notice announces grant availability for training employers in an internet-based OSHA expert compliance assistance system. The notice describes the scope of the grant program and provides information about how to get detailed grant application instructions. Applications should not be submitted without the applicant first obtaining the detailed grant application instructions mentioned later in the notice.
Section 21(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 670) authorizes this program.
DATES: Applications must be received by June 9, 2000.
ADDRESSES: Submit grant applications to the Office of Science and Technology Assessment, Directorate of Technical Support, OSHA, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Roy F. Gurnham, Director, Office of Science and Technology Assessment, Directorate of Technical Support, OSHA, (202) 693-2024, e-mail email@example.com.
What Is the Purpose of the Grant Program?
OSHA's strategic plan contains goals to improve workplace safety and health for all workers, change the workplace culture to increase employer and worker awareness of, commitment to, and involvement in safety and health, and to secure public confidence through excellence in the development and delivery of OSHA's programs and services. OSHA's intent is to reduce the number of worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities by focusing nationwide attention and Agency resources on the most prevalent types of workplace injuries and illnesses, the most hazardous industries and the most hazardous workplaces. This grant is one of the mechanisms OSHA is using to achieve its strategic goals.
This grant provides funds to train employers to recognize, avoid, and prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces.
The program emphasizes three areas.
Grantees are expected to develop Internet expert software, training and/or educational programs that address compliance assistance and Material Safety Data Sheet assistance as described below, and conduct the training. Grantees will also be expected to follow-up with people who have been trained by their program to find out what, if any, changes were made to reduce hazards in their workplaces as a result of the training.
What Are the Training Topics for This Grant?
The purpose of this notice is to announce that funds are available for a grant to train employers in an Internet-based OSHA expert compliance assistance system. Each grant application must address the following:
Who Is Eligible To Apply for a Grant?
Any non-profit educational foundation is eligible to apply. Applicants will be required to submit evidence of nonprofit status, preferably from the IRS.
What Can Grant Funds Be Spent On?
Grant funds can be spent on the following:
Are There Restrictions on How Grant Funds Can Be Spent?
OSHA will not provide funding for the following activities.
What Other Grant Requirements Are There?
When grant recipients produce training materials, they will provide copies of completed materials to OSHA before the end of the grant period. All materials produced by grantees may be placed on the Internet by OSHA.
How Are Applications Reviewed and Rated?
OSHA staff will review grant applications and present the results to the Assistant Secretary who will make the selection of the organization to be awarded the grant.
OSHA will give preference to applications which:
The following factors will be considered in evaluating grant applications.
In addition to the factors listed above, the Assistant Secretary will take other items into consideration, such as the geographical distribution of the grant programs and the coverage of populations at risk.
How Much Money Is Available for Grants?
There is approximately $100,000 available for this program.
How Long Are Grants Awarded for?
Grants are awarded for a one year period
How Do I Get a Grant Application Package?
Grant application instructions may be obtained from the OSHA Directorate of Technical Support, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.
When and Where Are Applications To Be Sent?
The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, June 9, 2000.
Applications are to be mailed to the Office of Science and Technology Assessment, Directorate of Technical Support, OSHA, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210. Applications may be sent by fax to (202) 693-1644.
How Will I Be Told if My Application Was Selected?
Organizations selected as grant recipients will be notified by a representative of the Assistant Secretary. An applicant whose proposal is not selected will be notified in writing.
Notice that an organization has been selected as a grant recipient does not constitute approval of the grant application as submitted. Before the actual grant award, OSHA will enter into negotiations concerning such items as program components, funding levels, and administrative systems. If the negotiations do not result in an acceptable submittal, the Assistant Secretary reserves the right to terminate the negotiation and decline to fund the proposal.
Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of April 2000.
Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 0/-9754 Filed 4-18-00; 8:45 am]
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