OSHA To Hold Webinar On Applying For 2012 Susan Harwood Grants


Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will host a free webinar for the public to provide information on how to apply for a 2012 Susan Harwood Grant.

The FY 2012 Susan Harwood Solicitation for Grant Application webinar will explain the application process, including eligibility, performance and submittal requirements. Pre-registration is not required, and OSHA encourages all potential applicants to participate.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:30AM EST. Participants can access the webinar by using the following information.

URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PW7718079
Audio portion: 888-455-9768 (Toll-free within the U.S.)
Audience passcode: 1093883

The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program funds training for workers and employers in recognizing workplace hazards and control measures, and understanding their rights and responsibilities. For FY 2012, a total of $1.2 million is available to nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations; employer associations; labor unions; joint labor/management associations; and colleges and universities. More information on the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program is available on OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/index.html.

The solicitation for grant applications is available at http://www.grants.gov. Questions from the public should be directed to Kimberly Mason or Jim Barnes at HarwoodGrants@dol.gov or 847-759-7700 (telephone).

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.

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