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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering $3.2 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for Susan Harwood Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, Including COVID-19 grants. The grants will fund training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent work-related infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Training topics must focus either on COVID-19 specifically or infectious diseases broadly. The maximum amount awarded for each grant is $160,000 for a 12-month period.
The Harwood Training Grant program supports remote and in-person hands-on training for workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness, and fatality rates; and vulnerable workers who are underserved, have limited English proficiency, or are temporary workers.
This funding opportunity is separate from the fiscal year 2022 Susan Harwood training grants for Targeted Topic, Training and Educational Materials Development, and Capacity Building. Successful applicants may receive a fiscal year 2021 and/or fiscal year 2022 Harwood training grant and a Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, Including COVID-19 grant in the same year.
Dan Hounsell is senior editor, facility group.