Raleigh, NC—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded a $232K Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grant to the Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center (SE OTIEC). The grant will provide funds to train and protect workers involved in hurricane recovery activities.
NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services have partnered as the SE OTIEC to offer OSHA training throughout the region since 2008.
“We are thrilled to receive this grant so that we can provide specialized safety training programs for the workers, supervisors and employers involved in disaster site response and cleanup operations who need it most,” said Wendy Laing, Director of the SE OTIEC. “It is an important step in the recovery process of getting businesses and communities back on their feet without injury or illness and looking to the future.”
The Harwood program funds grants to nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based groups, employer associations, unions, joint labor-management associations, colleges and universities. The grants require recipients to focus on safety and health topics designated by OSHA.