OSHA has awarded more than $6.8 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to 30 recipients, encompassing labor unions, employer associations, colleges and universities, and other nonprofit organizations. The training grants cover a two-year period.

The agency received a record number of 345 applications this year.

"Safe jobs are our priority," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Providing workers and employers the knowledge and tools they need to ensure safe working conditions is the best way to prevent workers from getting injured or killed on the job."

The Susan Harwood Training Grants support workplace safety and health programs that educate workers and employers in industries with high hazard and fatality rates, workers with limited English proficiency, hard-to-reach workers and supervisors, and small business employers. The grants support training programs that address hazards in both construction and general industry, such as crane safety, fall protection, combustible dust, and emergency preparedness and response (pandemic influenza).

A complete list of the 2009 Susan Harwood Training Grants recipients is posted at http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/2009_grant_recipients.htmlwww.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/2009_grant_recipients.html