IAM CREST Receives $80K Grant for Safety Training

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the IAM Corporation for Re-Employment and Safety Training (IAM CREST) an $80,000 OSHA safety training grant for Machinists Union districts and locals setting up or expanding joint safety committees.

The goal of the pilot program is to develop a viable training model to establish effective Joint/Labor Safety Committees at multiple worksites. The project will consist of three major components:

  • Recruiting small employers interested in establishing a Joint Program.
  • Develop an eight hour “Setting Up a Joint Labor/Management Safety Committee Training Program.”
  • Develop a pilot training program for workers and supervisors to introduce the new Safety Committee structure as well as procedures going forward to address safety and health in the workplace.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the award of more than $11.6 million in grants to 93 nonprofit organizations nationwide under the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, to fund education and training on hazard recognition and prevention, and on rights of workers to safe workplaces and the responsibilities of employers to provide them.

If your local or district would like more information about setting up or expanding a joint safety and health committee please contact IAM Crest at 301-967-4707 or SandH@iamaw.org

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