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OSHA Awards $12.7M in Grants to Nonprofits

Many recipients will use the grants to provide training and education in their regions and across the country.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

September 20, 2023

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OSHA offers grants to 100 nonprofits
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration awarded the grants in three categories: Targeted Topic Training, Training and Educational Materials Development, and Capacity Building.Image courtesy of GOCMEN / iStock / Getty Images Plus

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded approximately $12.7 million in grants to 100 nonprofit organizations across the nation to support education and training to help workers and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, employ injury prevention, and understand workers' rights and employers' responsibilities under federal law.

Funded through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, the grants are being awarded in three categories, namely Targeted Topic Training, Training and Educational Materials Development and Capacity Building grants.

"The award of Susan Harwood Training Grants remind us of Dr. Harwood's important contributions to making our nation's workplaces safer and healthier for countless U.S. workers," said Acting Secretary of Labor, Julie Su. "Dr. Harwood's dedication to educating workers and employers continues to inspire those of us at the Department of Labor and those whose organizations will use these grants to help save lives."

The program's name and purpose reflect the legacy of the former director of OSHA's Office of Risk Assessment. In 17 years with OSHA, the late Dr. Harwood was instrumental in developing federal standards that today protect people from workplace hazards, including asbestos, benzene, bloodborne pathogens, cotton dust, formaldehyde and lead.

"These grants are one of our most effective resources for providing training and education to hard-to-reach workers in high-hazard industries. More than a third of the awardees will be conducting training in the south, improving our training footprint in an area with a large, underserved workforce," said Doug Parker, assistant secretary for Occupational Safety and Health. "Training should be a key part of ensuring vulnerable workers are in safe and healthy environments and that they feel safe at work."

OSHA awards grants to non-profit organizations, including community and faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor-management associations, Native American tribes and local and state-sponsored colleges and universities. Target trainees include small-business employers and underserved vulnerable workers in high-hazard industries.

Many of the recipients of fiscal year 2023 Susan Harwood Training Grants will provide training and education in their regions and across the country.

Here are the recipients:

Targeted Topic Training recipientsCityStateAward

South Arkansas College

El Dorado

AR

$102,018

University of California San Diego

La Jolla

CA

$159,946

Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association

National City

CA

$81,016

Asian Immigrant Women Advocates

Oakland

CA

$55,000

National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Pasadena

CA

$160,000

Community Services & Employment Training Inc.

Visalia

CA

$160,000

Construction Education Foundation of Colorado

Denver

CO

$99,947

LIUNA Training and Education Fund

Pomfret Center

CT

$156,927

American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Washington

DC

$160,000

Associated Farmworkers Opportunity Program

Washington

DC

$160,000

Farmworker Justice

Washington

DC

$160,000

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Washington

DC

$160,000

Florida International University Board of Trustees

Miami

FL

$160,000

Georgia Tech Research Corp.

Atlanta

GA

$160,000

OSAP Foundation Inc.

Atlanta

GA

$111,664

Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Ames

IA

$158,482

University of Iowa

Coralville

IA

$159,990

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb

IL

$158,531

Chicagoland Construction Safety Council

Hillside

IL

$120,165

Latino Worker Safety Center

Hillside

IL

$160,000

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine

IL

$159,805

Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana Inc.

Portage

IN

$135,565

LeadingAge Kansas Foundation

Topeka

KS

$140,509

University of Southern Maine

Portland

ME

$160,000

AQUITY4ALL CO

Bethesda

MD

$160,000

CASA Inc.

Hyattsville

MD

$160,000

Brazilian Worker Center Inc.

Allston

MA

$159,787

Atlantic Impact

Detroit

MI

$150,000

Great Lakes Safety Training Center

Midland

MI

$78,383

Catholic Charities Southeast Michigan

Southfield

MI

$75,000

Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals Inc.

Saint Paul

MN

$160,000

Minnesota Hospital Association

Saint Paul

MN

$136,470

Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest

Lincoln

NE

$112,000

Tree Care Industry Association Inc.

Manchester

NH

$148,557

Applied Labor Employment Studies Institute

Morristown

NJ

$160,000

Education & Training Institute Inc.

New Brunswick

NJ

$160,000

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Piscataway

NJ

$160,000

Work Environment Council of NJ Inc.

Trenton

NJ

$99,000

Alliance for Manufacturing & Technology

Binghamton

NY

$67,500

Restaurant Opportunities Center United Inc.

New York

NY

$160,000

World Care Center

New York

NY

$157,723

Mohawk Valley Community College

Utica

NY

$55,383

Western North Carolina Workers' Center

Hendersonville

NC

$106,565

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

OH

$160,000

Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health

Philadelphia

PA

$160,000

Manufacturers' Association

York

PA

$157,833

University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Mayaguez

PR

$155,810

National Association of Tower Erectors

Watertown

SD

$160,000

University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington

TX

$160,000

Compacion Foundation Inc.

Balch Springs

TX

$159,952

National Center for Farmworker Health Inc.

Buda

TX

$100,000

Organization of Hispanic Contractors

Dallas

TX

$160,000

El Paso Community College District

El Paso

TX

$160,000

University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso

TX

$160,000

South Texas College

McAllen

TX

$159,785

University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio

TX

$120,169

Texas State University

San Marcos

TX

$150,000

Associated General Contractors of America

Arlington

VA

$160,000

American Traffic Safety Services Association

Fredericksburg

VA

$159,998

Casa Latina

Seattle

WA

$160,000

Legal Aid Justice Center

Charlottesville

VA

$160,000

Timber Products Manufacturers Inc.

Spokane

WA

$135,000

Marshall University Research Corp.

Huntington

WV

$160,000

West Virginia University Research Corp.

Morgantown

WV

$160,000

 

BPSOS Center for Community Advancement Inc.

Westminster

CA

$75,000

Prolepsis: Partners in Prevention Inc.

Orlando

FL

$75,000

Southern Illinois University, Board of Trustees

Carbondale

IL

$75,000

Purdue University

West Lafayette

IN

$75,000

Kansas State University

Manhattan

KS

$48,880

University of Kentucky Research Foundation

Lexington

KY

$75,000

IUPAT Finishing Trades Institute

Hanover

MD

$75,000

Boat People SOS

Biloxi

MS

$75,000

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg

MO

$75,000

TWIN-Training to Work an Industry Niche

Charlotte

NC

$75,000

Ohio State University

Columbus

OH

$74,620

Kent State University

Kent

OH

$75,000

Texas A&M University

College Station

TX

$74,904

 

 

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa

AL

$144,226

Shasta Builders Exchange

Redding

CA

$115,434

Sustainable Workplace Alliance

Fort Meade

FL

$150,300

AgriSafe Network Inc.

Peosta

IA

$162,000

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Sioux City

IA

$162,000

Melwood Horticultural Training Center Inc.

Upper Marlboro

MD

$125,552

Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

Dorchester

MA

$72,337

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health

Somerville

MA

$161,997

Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center

Las Vegas

NV

$135,000

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville

PA

$165,970

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Kingsville

TX

$80,012

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg

VA

$131,220

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