Nonprofit organizations, including community-based and faith-based groups, are eligible to apply for the new grants. The grants are targeted to organizations that propose to conduct training programs or to develop training materials to educate Hispanic and other non-English speaking workers, employers in small businesses, and workers who are employed in high-hazard industries and industries with high fatality rates.
The call for grant applications appears to signify that the program will not be cut despite being defunded in appropriations proposals made earlier this year.
OSHA will be accepting new applications for two categories of Susan Harwood grants:
Details about the grants and the application process will be available in the June 21, 2005, Federal Register.
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.