OSHA has awarded $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation to help businesses and workers address workplace hazards and adopt best practices for avoiding workplace injuries.
Recipients will focus on safety and health topics designated by OSHA among other topics. These include chemical, electrical, excavation and grain handling hazards, fall prevention in the construction industry, and machinery and machine guarding hazards.
Since 1978, approximately 2.1 million workers have been trained through this program. The training grant program honors Susan Harwood, a former director of the Office of Risk Assessment in OSHA’s former Directorate of Health Standards, who passed away in 1996.