Support for health and safety training for vulnerable and hard-to-reach workers:

On September 9th, OSHA announced the award of its 2010 Susan Harwood Capacity Building Grants. The grants will support training in industries that range from meatpacking and agricultural work to beauty salons, supermarkets, and construction - in both remote rural and urban environments. Almost all programs are designed to reach workers in both English and Spanish - among other languages - as well as workers in what OSHA describes as "high risk" industries. "The programs funded by these grants will have a long-lasting, positive impact on workers and employers alike," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels in a press statement. This year $8 million will go to 45 organizations to support their work in safety and health training and education for workers and employers. - The Pump Handle. 09.13.2010

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