Hazard Abatement Board

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Hazard Abatement Board

Please Read: The Hazard Abatement Board will meet on Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3, 2017,for the purpose of awarding its Occupational Safety and Health Training grants for the 2017-2018 program year. The meetings will be held in Albany at the State Office Building Campus, Building #12, Training Rooms D and E, starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. These proceedings will not be live-streamed, but will be recorded and available for viewing on the Hazard Abatement Board’s website (https://www.labor.ny.gov/agencyinfo/habmeeting.shtm) shortly thereafter.

The NYS Hazard Abatement Board (HAB) awards grants for programs that provide occupational safety and health training for public and private employers, labor organizations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and trade associations. Eligible programs must train and educate workers, supervisors and/or employers and must promote workplace accident and injury prevention. The Board also administers Capital Abatement Program grants to public employers. These grants cover 75% of the cost of capital projects necessary to correct workplace hazards cited by the Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (PESH) or where recommended in a consultation report. Additionally, the Board may recommend safety and health standards in accordance with the State Labor Law.