OSHA is seeking applications for Susan Harwood Training Grants. The agency has approximately $6.7 million available for these targeted topic safety and health training grants.

OSHA awards funds to nonprofit organizations to provide training and education programs for employers and employees on safety and health topics selected by OSHA. Nonprofit organizations, including community- and faith-based organizations, that are not state or local government agencies, are eligible to apply. The application deadline is May 23, 2008.

Among the 18 training topics selected for this grant are: combustible dust; falls from scaffolds, ladders and roofs in construction; and food processing health hazards such as diacetyl exposures in popcorn and other food flavoring facilities.

Grants will be awarded for a 12-month project performance period.

Applications for grants must be submitted electronically using the government-wide http://www.grants.govWeb site. Further information on the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program is available on OSHA’s Web site athttp://www.osha.gov/dcsp/ote/sharwood.html.