OSHA Awards $1.9M in Infectious Disease Prevention Grants

September 9, 2022

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded US$1.9 million in grants to 14 nonprofits nationwide.

The grants are part of the agency’s Susan Harwood Workplace Safety and Health Training initiative on Infectious Disease and supported by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. The funds will be used for training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent work-related infectious diseases, including COVID-19. In accordance with OSHA regulations, training topics must focus either on COVID-19 specifically or infectious diseases broadly. Last year OSHA awarded more than $6.7 million in training grants as part of the same program.

View a complete listing of grant recipients on OSHA’s website.