OSHA: $3.2 Million in Funding Available for Training on COVID-19, Infectious Diseases
OSHA recently announced the availability of more than $3.2 million in Susan Harwood grants to fund training and education for workers and employers on the prevention of work-related infectious diseases, including COVID-19. The funds are from the American Rescue Plan that was passed by Congress in 2021. According to OSHA, grants up to $160,000 for a 12-month period are available for training that focuses specifically on COVID-19 or more broadly on infectious diseases.
This funding opportunity is separate from OSHA’s other Susan Harwood training grants, which support in-person, hands-on training for targeted audiences such as workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness, and fatality rates; and vulnerable workers, including temporary workers. According to OSHA, successful applicants may receive one of these grants as well as a new Susan Harwood grant for training on infectious diseases. Additional details are available on the agency’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program webpage.