Received OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant

I am excited to share that one of my colleagues in the Department of Engineering, Dr. Krishna Kisi and I are awarded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Training Grant 2022-23 from the U.S. Department of Labor. The project is awarded a sum of $154,000 to provide 2.5 hours of training to 600 construction and general industries workers to help them manage temperature extremes-related issues. The training will be conducted in three languages: English, Spanish, and Vietnamese and will target diverse workers including minorities, hard-to-reach communities, and those with limited English-speaking abilities. The goal is to educate the workers about heat and cold stress hazards and help them identify symptoms and train them to manage and treat extreme temperature-related health issues. In addition, it also seeks to empower the workers by highlighting employee rights, employer responsibilities, whistleblower laws, OSHA’s Complaint Policies and Procedures, and anti-retaliation provisions (11(c) through the training modules. As a Co-PD, I will help develop promotional and training materials, advertise the training sessions, assist in revising training materials, and evaluate the effectiveness of the training. 

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