WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration awarded approximately $12.7 million in grants to 100 non-profit 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 Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker. “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 nation. They are listed by category as follows:Targeted Topic Training recipientsCityStateAwardSouth Arkansas CollegeEl DoradoAR$102,018 University of California San DiegoLa JollaCA$159,946 Port of San Diego Ship Repair AssociationNational CityCA$81,016 Asian Immigrant Women AdvocatesOaklandCA$55,000 National Day Laborer Organizing NetworkPasadenaCA$160,000 Community Services & Employment Training Inc.VisaliaCA$160,000 Construction Education Foundation of ColoradoDenverCO$99,947 LIUNA Training and Education FundPomfret CenterCT$156,927 American Road & Transportation Builders AssociationWashingtonDC$160,000 Associated Farmworkers Opportunity ProgramWashingtonDC$160,000 Farmworker JusticeWashingtonDC$160,000 Institute of Scrap Recycling IndustriesWashingtonDC$160,000 Florida International University Board of TrusteesMiamiFL$160,000 Georgia Tech Research Corp.AtlantaGA$160,000 OSAP Foundation Inc.AtlantaGA$111,664 Iowa State University of Science and TechnologyAmesIA$158,482 University of IowaCoralvilleIA$159,990 Northern Illinois UniversityDeKalbIL$158,531 Chicagoland Construction Safety CouncilHillsideIL$120,165 Latino Worker Safety CenterHillsideIL$160,000 William Rainey Harper CollegePalatineIL$159,805 Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana Inc.PortageIN$135,565 LeadingAge Kansas FoundationTopekaKS$140,509 University of Southern MainePortlandME$160,000 AQUITY4ALL COBethesdaMD$160,000 CASA Inc.HyattsvilleMD$160,000 Brazilian Worker Center Inc.AllstonMA$159,787 Atlantic ImpactDetroitMI$150,000 Great Lakes Safety Training CenterMidlandMI$78,383 Catholic Charities Southeast MichiganSouthfieldMI$75,000 Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals Inc.Saint PaulMN$160,000 Minnesota Hospital AssociationSaint PaulMN$136,470 Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public InterestLincolnNE$112,000 Tree Care Industry Association Inc.ManchesterNH$148,557 Applied Labor Employment Studies InstituteMorristownNJ$160,000 Education & Training Institute Inc.New BrunswickNJ$160,000 Rutgers Biomedical and Health SciencesPiscatawayNJ$160,000 Work Environment Council of NJ Inc.TrentonNJ$99,000 Alliance for Manufacturing & TechnologyBinghamtonNY$67,500 Restaurant Opportunities Center United Inc.New YorkNY$160,000 World Care CenterNew YorkNY$157,723 Mohawk Valley Community CollegeUticaNY$55,383 Western North Carolina Workers’ CenterHendersonvilleNC$106,565 University of CincinnatiCincinnatiOH$160,000 Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and HealthPhiladelphiaPA$160,000 Manufacturers’ AssociationYorkPA$157,833 University of Puerto Rico MayaguezMayaguezPR$155,810 National Association of Tower ErectorsWatertownSD$160,000 University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonTX$160,000 Compacion Foundation Inc.Balch SpringsTX$159,952 National Center for Farmworker Health Inc.BudaTX$100,000 Organization of Hispanic ContractorsDallasTX$160,000 El Paso Community College DistrictEl PasoTX$160,000 University of Texas at El PasoEl PasoTX$160,000 South Texas CollegeMcAllenTX$159,785 University of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioTX$120,169 Texas State UniversitySan MarcosTX$150,000 Associated General Contractors of AmericaArlingtonVA$160,000 American Traffic Safety Services AssociationFredericksburgVA$159,998 Casa LatinaSeattleWA$160,000 Legal Aid Justice CenterCharlottesvilleVA $160,000Timber Products Manufacturers Inc.SpokaneWA$135,000 Marshall University Research Corp.HuntingtonWV$160,000 West Virginia University Research Corp.MorgantownWV$160,000 Training and Educational Materials Development recipientsCityStateAwardBPSOS Center for Community Advancement Inc.WestminsterCA$75,000 Prolepsis: Partners in Prevention Inc.OrlandoFL$75,000 Southern Illinois University, Board of TrusteesCarbondaleIL$75,000 Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteIN$75,000 Kansas State UniversityManhattanKS$48,880 University of Kentucky Research FoundationLexingtonKY$75,000 IUPAT Finishing Trades InstituteHanoverMD$75,000 Boat People SOSBiloxiMS$75,000 University of Central MissouriWarrensburgMO$75,000 TWIN-Training to Work an Industry NicheCharlotteNC$75,000 Ohio State UniversityColumbusOH$74,620 Kent State UniversityKentOH$75,000 Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationTX$74,904 Capacity Building Developmental and Pilots recipientsCityStateAwardAgSafeModestoCA$79,935 Connecticut Worker CenterBridgeportCT$79,000 Minority Construction Council Inc.HartfordCT$80,000 Sur Legal Collaborative Inc.DecaturGA$79,843 Lucky Shoals Community Association Inc.TuckerGA$22,535 Honeybee StrategiesMarreroLA$80,000 Corning Council for Assistance and Information to the DisabledCorningNY$80,000 Western New York Council on Occupational Safety & Health Inc.BuffaloNY$179,912 State University of New York, The Research FoundationSyracuseNY$180,000 Cincinnati Interfaith Workers’ CenterCincinnatiOH$99,711 Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterOK$180,000 Capacity Building Follow-on recipientsCityStateAwardUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaAL$144,226 Shasta Builders ExchangeReddingCA$115,434 Sustainable Workplace AllianceFort MeadeFL$150,300 AgriSafe Network Inc.PeostaIA$162,000 Western Iowa Tech Community CollegeSioux CityIA$162,000 Melwood Horticultural Training Center Inc.Upper MarlboroMD$125,552 Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and HealthDorchesterMA$72,337 National Council for Occupational Safety and HealthSomervilleMA$161,997 Arriba Las Vegas Worker CenterLas VegasNV$135,000 Millersville University of PennsylvaniaMillersvillePA$165,970 Texas A&M University-KingsvilleKingsvilleTX$80,012 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgVA$131,220 

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