Today's News

OSHA awards $10.5 million in training grants

September 17, 2004
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
Sixty-nine nonprofit organizations are the beneficiaries of more than $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants awarded Thursday by OSHA. The grants will provide opportunities to train and educate workers about job safety.

The grants, said Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, are an important part of this Administration’s emphasis on compliance assistance. They support the development of training materials and the provision of safety programs to educate Hispanic and other non-English-speaking workers and employers in small businesses, as well as workers who are employed in high-hazard industries and industries with high fatality rates.

OSHA awarded grants in two categories:

  • Targeted Topic Training Grants support training for four occupational safety and health topic areas: construction hazards, general industry hazards, ergonomics and the healthcare industry.

  • OSHA Training Materials Development Grants support the development, evaluation and validation of training materials for four occupational safety and health topic areas: construction hazards, general industry hazards, lead hazards and work-related transportation hazards.

    The training grants are named in honor of the late Susan Harwood, a former director of the Office of Risk Assessment in OSHA's Health Standards Directorate, who died in 1996. During her 17-year tenure with the agency, Harwood helped develop OSHA standards designed to help protect workers exposed to bloodborne pathogens, cotton dust, benzene, formaldehyde, asbestos and lead in construction.

  • Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

    You must login or register in order to post a comment.

    STAY CONNECTED

    Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn Google + icon

    Multimedia

    Videos

    Image Galleries

    ASSE Safety 2014 Review

    A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

    9/30/14 2:00 pm EST

    Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

    This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

    ISHN Magazine

    ISHN SEPTEMBER 2014 COVER

    2014 September

    ISHN'S September issue features a series of essay on thought leadership. Get expert advice on self-motivation, compliance and more!

    Table Of Contents Subscribe

    THE ISHN STORE

    M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
    Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

    A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

    More Products

    For Distributors Only - SEPTEMBER 2014

    ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

    ishn infographics

    2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.