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OSHA awards grants on a competitive basis through its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Harwood helped develop OSHA standards to protect workers while working in the agency in the early, important years from 1980-1997. This year, the Center for Industrial Services was awarded one of these grants to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces.
“We are confident that we helped workers stay safe with our good existing training programs," says Health and Safety program manager Walter Idol. "When these workers are called upon to clean up hazardous materials from big weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes, it is important that they stay safe. We have also provided a valuable service to the agencies responsible for managing these disasters."
OSHA began awarding training grants in 1978. Since that time, approximately $205 million dollars has been awarded to approximately 1,000 non-profit organizations to provide training on a variety of safety and health topics. Click HERE to learn about the impact that the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program has had across the United States.
This year, Walter Idol, Chuck Gluck, and Bryan Lane, UT CIS’ safety trainers, have trained 1050 workers in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
For more information about general OSHA, hazardous worker operations, and emergency response training programs that we bring to your facility, contact: