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Trade News Release
June 28, 2006
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is accepting proposals for approximately $6.8 million in new grants to nonprofit organizations for safety and health training and educational programs under the Agency's Susan Harwood Training Grants program. An additional $3.3 million will be used to fund renewal grants for recipients of last year's institutional competency building grants.
Nonprofit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, are eligible to apply for the new grants. The grants are targeted to organizations that propose to conduct training programs to educate Hispanic and other limited English proficiency employees, hard-to-reach workers, employers in small businesses, and workers who are employed in high-hazard industries and industries with high fatality rates.
OSHA will be accepting new applications for Targeted Topic Training Grants, which will be awarded for 12 months with an average award of $175,000. The grants will support training in one of the following occupational safety and health topic areas:
Construction Industry Hazards - falls in construction, including residential construction; focus is on four construction hazards (falls, electrocution, caught-in and struck-by); work zone safety, including highway construction work zone safety, and disaster site cleanup and recovery work zones.
General Industry Hazards - amputation hazards, including lockout/tagout; landscaping and horticulture, and oil and gas field services.
Other Safety and Health Topic areas - disaster response and recovery; hexavalent chromium; workplace emergency planning, including the healthcare industry; and overview of OSHA safety and health requirements for tribal organizations and affected employees.
Details about the grants and the application process will be available in the June 29, 2006, Federal Register. Applications will be available on OSHA's web site at http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/ote/sharwood.html or may be obtained from the OSHA Office of Training and Education, Division of Training and Educational Programs, 2020 South Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Ill., 60005, telephone (847) 297-4810.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
This news release text is on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov. Information on this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.
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