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April 12, 2012
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA to hold webinar on applying for 2012 Susan Harwood Grants
Webinar will be held on April 18th, 2012

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will host a free webinar for the public to provide information on how to apply for a 2012 Susan Harwood Grant.

The FY 2012 Susan Harwood Solicitation for Grant Application webinar will explain the application process, including eligibility, performance and submittal requirements. Pre-registration is not required, and OSHA encourages all potential applicants to participate.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:30AM EST. Participants can access the webinar by using the following information.

URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PW7718079
Audio portion: 888-455-9768 (Toll-free within the U.S.)
Audience passcode: 1093883

The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program funds training for workers and employers in recognizing workplace hazards and control measures, and understanding their rights and responsibilities. For FY 2012, a total of $1.2 million is available to nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations; employer associations; labor unions; joint labor/management associations; and colleges and universities. More information on the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program is available on OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/index.html.

The solicitation for grant applications is available at http://www.grants.gov. Questions from the public should be directed to Kimberly Mason or Jim Barnes at HarwoodGrants@dol.gov or 847-759-7700 (telephone).

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and