OSHA Grant Funding Continues for SBCTC Health and Safety Program

October 8, 2012 - We are pleased to announce that federal OSHA has funded the SBCTC’s safety training program for another year.  While we had previously received grants to train on targeted topics, we received our first Susan Harwood developmental grant in 2011, enabling us to expand our capacity to provide safety and health training, education and related assistance to our construction audience.  These grants typically span four years of funding, pending an annual reassessment of the program and OSHA’s funding levels.  Our award for the second year of our grant is $175,750, (designated at 5% less than year one).

The next phase of our program will include the following:

·        Development of a new curriculum (in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Labor Occupational Health Program) on fall prevention and rescue planning.

·        Three 2-day train-the-trainer classes offered in early 2013 on fall prevention

·        Ongoing free awareness seminars on our new and previous topics:

o   Focus Four Hazards—Preventing the Top Four Construction Fatalities

o   Preventing Sprains, Strains and Repetitive Motion Injuries

o   Fall Prevention (coming in 2013)

·        Online resources through the SBCTC Safety & Health Hub

Whether you’re new to health and safety issues or a veteran trainer, the SBCTC has something to offer.  For more information about how affiliates and JATCs can take advantage of these training opportunities, contact Laura Boatman, Project Coordinator 916-443-3302 or [email protected].



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