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Grant programs

What to know about applying for grants

Once a year Oregon OSHA accepts grant applications for the development of innovative workplace safety and health training programs.

Application information

Oregon OSHA is accepting grant applications for the creation of innovative safety and health training and education projects specifically designed to help combat the risk of infectious disease in the workplace.

The opportunity to pitch the division on funding for such projects comes amid the coronavirus pandemic and as the division pursues new rules to protect workers against infectious diseases.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.

Any employer, labor group, or nonprofit organization may apply. Educational institutions that are interested in applying will be considered only if they partner with another eligible organization.

If you have any questions, contact Teri Watson, the training and education grant coordinator ( see contact information).


Application (MS Word)

Application (PDF)

Procedures and guidelines

Quarterly reporting form

Contact information

Teri Watson

Grant projects

Materials produced by grant recipients become the property of Oregon OSHA. Many are in the Oregon OSHA Resource Center and are available for use by the public. Some materials are available electronically.

Workplace education and training projects

Worksite redesign projects  

Past examples of grant projects include:

  • Development of safe-lifting guidelines
  • Spanish-language flip charts designed to help prevent heat-related illness among forest workers
  • An educational program for nurses to prevent ergonomic-related injuries


The Oregon Legislature launched the Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training Grant Program in 1990 (ORS 654.191). Award recommendations are made by Oregon OSHA’s Safe Employment Education and Training Advisory Committee (OAR 437-001-0810), a group with members from business, organized labor, and government.

  The Worksite Redesign Program existed from 1995-2001. This program offered research and development and product grants to address workplace safety, health, and ergonomic problems.


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