UWM, Voces receive federal training grants

$10.5 million awarded nationally


Two Wisconsin organizations are among the 77 receiving grants to provide workplace health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee will receive $139,987 to provide a 12-hour train-the-trainer program on ergonomic and safety hazard prevention in the green energy power-generation industry sector. The target audience includes utility employees, contractors, safety professionals and management.

Voces de la Frontera is receiving $140,000 to provide 1-hour ergonomics introduction, 2-hour ergonomic hazards, and 7.5-hour ergonomic hazards train-the-trainer programs to workers in high hazard industries. The target audience includes non-English/limited English speaking workers and training will be presented in English, Spanish, Hmong and Polish.

The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program awards funding to a variety of nonprofits for training on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. A total of $10.5 million is being awarded in fiscal 2016.

“Education and training help employers keep our nation’s workers safe and healthy, especially in high-hazard industries,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “Organizations receiving the Susan Harwood Training Grants we are awarding today help employees and employers create safer, healthier workplaces.”


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