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OSHA seeks applications for $1.2 million in safety training grants

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting applications under the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program to fund training for workers and employers on how to recognize workplace hazards and control measures.

The training will also help employers and workers understand their rights and obligations. A total of $1.2 million will be available to nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, and other employer and worker groups.

"The Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that workers and employers are fully aware of health and safety hazards, and how they can be prevented," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The programs funded by these grants will supply hard-to-reach workers, small businesses, and those in high-hazard industries with the knowledge and tools they need to support safe and healthful workplaces."

Targeted topic training grants, and training and educational materials development grants will be offered through the program. Both types of grants have a one year duration, and support training material and program development to address workplace hazards and prevention strategies for workers and employers.

By providing additional training, OSHA will help workers understand the importance of supplying appropriate safety equipment for workers. Ensure employees are working in the safest environment by providing proper safety products, which include respiratory protection, work gloves, safety glasses, and hard hats