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    May 20, 2020

    Susan Harwood Training Grants Program for Workplace Safety

    On May 19th, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that $11.5 million dollars in grants from the Susan Harwood Training Grants program has been made available for nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities.


    The Harwood Training Grant program provides support for the following:

    • Small businesses
    • Industries with high injury, illness, and fatality rates
    • Employers with vulnerable workers to include the underserved, those with limited proficiency in English and temporary workers


    These training grants will fund training and educational efforts (both in-person and hands on) with the purpose of identifying and preventing workplace safety and health hazards, including the coronavirus, through the following categories:

    • Targeted Topic Training grants support educational programs that address identifying and preventing workplace hazards. These grants require applicants to conduct training on OSHA-designated workplace safety and health hazards;

    • Training and Educational Materials Development grants support the development of quality classroom-ready training and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards; and

    • Capacity Building grants support organizations in developing new capacity for conducting workplace safety and health training programs and must provide training and education based on identified needs of a specific audience or a set of related topics.


    • Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59pm EDT on July 20, 2020.
    • Applicants must possess a ““D-U-N-S” number which can be obtained free of charge from Dun & Bradstreet.
    • Applicants must have an active System of Award Management (SAM)

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    Katy Lyden, MS, OHST

    Katy Lyden is a Domain Analyst and EHS Subject Matter Expert for StarTex Software, the company behind EHS Insight. Prior to her current role, Katy spent 17 years successfully leading EHS programs for several large companies within the manufacturing industry. Katy is a Navy veteran, retired Emergency Medical...