OSHA is giving $10.5 million in federal safety grants for one year to 80 groups to train workers to avoid workplace hazards.
The money comes from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Susan Harwood training grant program.
“Susan Harwood training grants save lives,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “The hands-on training supported by these grants helps assure that workers and employers have the tools and skills they need to identify hazards and prevent injuries.”
The grant is given to nonprofit organizations including community or faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, labor-management associations, colleges and universities.
Harwood was a director of OSHA’s Office of Risk Assessment who died in 1996.
“The Susan Harwood training grant program is an essential component of OSHA’s worker protection efforts. This program provides thousands of workers and small employers with hands-on training and education in some of the most dangerous industries,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels.