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Rutgers Awarded OSHA Susan Harwood Training Program Grant

The Rutgers School of Public Health, Office for Public Health Practice (OPHP), is the proud recipient of its eighth consecutive U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (DOL-OSHA) Susan Harwood Training Program Grant (SH-311181-SH17).  Dr. Koshy Koshy, assistant professor in environmental and health science, is the Principal Investigator.

[Photo: Dr. Koshy Koshy]

Through this grant, OPHP will develop and provide training sessions dedicated to the control of fall hazards in construction.  Approximately 500 construction firm owners, managers, and workers in New York and New Jersey will be trained through this program.

“Falls are the leading cause of death and serious injuries in construction,” states Dr. Koshy.  “All stakeholders, including controlling contractors, project owners, and subcontractors must take measures to effectively reduce and eliminate fall hazards in their workplaces.  Our training will address the many systemic and latent impediments to gaining a robust culture of safety.”

Annually, the Rutgers School of Public Health, OPHP trains over 3,000 students in the recognition, avoidance and prevention of environmental and occupational safety and health hazards. These training and educational courses include professional certifications in fields, such as asbestos, hazardous waste and material management, and lead abatement, along with professional development and continuing educational courses in other occupational safety and health areas.

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