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Susan Harwood Training Grant Program
Background Information

OSHA awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis through its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Grants are awarded to provide training and education programs for employers and employees on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. OSHA selects the safety and health topics and holds a national competition to award grants.
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Nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based organizations, that are not an agency of State or local government, are eligible to apply. State and local government supported institutions of higher education are also eligible to apply.

U.S. Department of Labor Equal and Religion-Related Regulations

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Applying for a Grant

OSHA has an annual competition for grants. The Harwood solicitation for grant applications (SGA) opportunity is published in the Federal Register. Once it has been published in the Federal Register, the SGA is posted on the government-wide web site. allows organizations to electronically find and apply for Federal grants. is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant making agencies. [More Info…]
Grant Requirements

Requirements and regulations pertaining to grantees have been published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Labor, and OSHA. [More on requirements…]

Grant Award Announcements
Training Materials Produced by Grantees

Training Materials Development Category

Training materials developed under these grants can be accessed from this page through links to the grantees' Web sites. Grantees will post their training products for a designated period and provide access at no cost to users. As additional training products become available, we will link to them from this site. The training products are arranged by:
Other Grant Materials

From time to time, grantees produce training materials that have broad application in the workplace. These materials are being made available as we acquire them.
  • Back Facts by SEIU Education and Training Fund. There are seven chapters plus an introduction and appendices.
Susan Harwood

The training grants are named in honor of the late Susan Harwood, a former director of the Office of Risk Assessment in OSHA's Health Standards Directorate, who died in 1996. During her 17-year tenure with the agency, Harwood helped develop OSHA standards to protect workers exposed to bloodborne pathogens, cotton dust, benzene, formaldehyde, asbestos and lead in construction.


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