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17.502 Occupational Safety and Health_Susan Harwood Training Grants
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Act, Public Law 91- 596; 29 U.S.C. 670 (c).
To provide occupational safety and health training and education to employees and employers, particularly in the recognition, avoidance and abatement of workplace hazards.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grants to nonprofit organizations to provide training or other educational services to employees and/or employers in priority areas designated by OSHA.
Applicant Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.
Pre-application Coordination: No pre-application is required. This program is excluded from coverage under Executive Order 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Grantees must contribute a minimum of 20% of total project costs.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Program and fiscal reports are required quarterly.
Account Identification: 16-0400-0-1-554.
Fiscal year 2001, a total of 64 training and education grants were awarded. Fiscal year 2002, estimate is that 60 training and education grants will be awarded.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
29 CFR Part 95 and 29 CFR Part 96.
Regional or Local Office: See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
A labor organization developing a safety and health program for its membership and providing training to key staff from its locals; a safety council providing training and assistance to area small businesses in complying with OSHA standards; a trade association developing training material on a new OSHA Standard and using it to train its membership.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Criteria are contained in the Federal Register Notice soliciting applications. They include program, administration and budget categories.