July 15, 2015
Oregon OSHA is now accepting grant applications for innovative workplace safety and health training programs such as mobile apps, videos, or online educational games to engage workers.
The grants are intended to focus on training programs that target a high-hazard Oregon industry such as construction, agriculture, and logging, or a specific work process, to reduce or eliminate hazards. Any association or educational institution affiliated with a labor group or other nonprofit organization may apply for up to $40,000 per grant without a requirement for any matching dollars or in-kind contributions. Applications are due Oct. 9, 2015.
The Oregon State Legislature established the grant program in 1990. Employers cannot use the program to fund training projects for their employees.
Materials produced by grant recipients become the property of Oregon OSHA. They are housed in the Oregon OSHA Resource Center and are available to the public for checkout from the library. Some programs are also available online.
The grant information and application packet is available here. Contact Teri Watson at 503-947-7406 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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