To promote workplace safety and prevent health risks, the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced $10.5 million in funding is available for educational programs through its annual Susan Harwood Training Grants.
The grants are awarded to nonprofits from community and employer organizations to labor unions as well as Indian tribes and academic institutions. The grants cover not only the training workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards, but also the production of training materials, a Labor Department release said.
Organizations selected will use the awards to develop real-time interactive training programs targeted to fields with statistically high injury, illness and fatality incidents; as well as initiatives to benefit workers who have temporary employee status, language barriers or who are otherwise underserved, the release said.
Applications for the grants may be completed online by registering at Grants.gov with a deadline of Aug. 28.