ISRI has been awarded a $160,000 Susan Harwood Training Grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant, which will be used for ISRI’s fire safety and prevention educational programs, was awarded in support of workplace safety, health training and education programs.
“We’re thrilled to be selected as a recipient of a Susan Harwood Training Grant,” said Ryan Nolte, ISRI director of safety outreach. “The grant assists ISRI in continuing its high bar of fire safety and hazard prevention classes that positively impact our members. Safety is an ISRI core value and our programs educate the recycled materials industry on safe work environments and encourage preventative measures.”
ISRI was recognized by the Department of Labor for its efforts to help workers and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, employ injury prevention and understand workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under federal law. Funded through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, the grants are awarded in three categories: Targeted Topic Training, Training and Educational Materials Development, and Capacity Building grants.
The program’s name and purpose reflect the legacy of the former director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Office of Risk Assessment, Dr. Susan Harwood. In 17 years with OSHA, the late Dr. Harwood was instrumental in developing federal standards that today protect people from workplace hazards, including asbestos, benzene, bloodborne pathogens, cotton dust, formaldehyde and lead.
ISRI was one of 100 organizations that was selected to receive a grant. OSHA awards grants to non-profit organizations, including community and faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor-management associations, Native American tribes and local and state-sponsored colleges and universities. Target trainees include small-business employers and underserved vulnerable workers in high-hazard industries.
ISRI has been awarded a $160,000 Susan Harwood Training Grant by the U.S. Department of...