OR-OSHA announces deadline for safety and health
education grant applications
(Deadline has been extended to November 1, 2001)
Salem - August 15 is the deadline by which Oregon
OSHA must receive grant applications for the development
of programs addressing workplace safety and health.
The Safety and Health Education Grant Program offers
grants of up to $40,000 to employer and employee groups
and other nonprofits that want to develop safety and
health training programs that would be useful for entire
industries or for specific work processes. Matching funds
are not required.
Tomás Schwabe, an Oregon OSHA training specialist,
said that the division particularly wants to see proposals
for programs in English and Spanish that focus on health-care
workplaces, ergonomics, silica, logging, fall protection,
The grants are intended to help nonprofits use their
industry-specific safety and health expertise to develop
unique training programs that can be shared with those
who have similar workplaces or work processes. OR-OSHA
makes the training programs available at no cost to all
Oregonians through its OR-OSHA Resource Center.
Since 1989, OR-OSHA has granted more than $1.6 million
to develop safety and health training programs; funds
from penalties levied by OR-OSHA on non-compliant employers.
Previously funded training programs have covered such
topics as hearing protection, tractor safety, noise reduction,
preventing animal attacks, and training mentally challenged
individuals about hazards in workplaces.
Applications for grant proposals must be received by
OR-OSHA by 5 p.m. on or before Aug. 15. For more information
about grants, call Schwabe, (503) 947-7436. For a grant
application packet, call Kathy Mossbrucker, (503) 947-7437
or (800) 922-2689, toll-free. Application packets are
also available under "Services" on OR-OSHA
Web site, http://www.orosha.org.