Congressman Pete Visclosky announced an award to Portage’s Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The award was given as part of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.
This grant will allow the Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana (CAF) to continue to provide critical safety training to area contractors and their craft employees to ensure safe working environments on construction sites throughout Northwest Indiana. The grant funds will be used to continue the CAF's Site Safety Certification training program, an intensive series of eight-day training sessions that prepares contractors and their employees to successfully manage on-the-job safety procedures and requirements.
Dewey Pearman, Executive Director of CAF, said, “Safety on the construction site is the top priority of contractors in Northwest Indiana and the CAF is pleased to be able to offer this valuable training to area contractors and their building trades craft workers."
Congressman Visclosky said, “I applaud the Construction Advancement Foundation for its dedication to ensuring that Northwest Indiana workers are prepared to handle the dangers they encounter every day. Thanks to CAF’s efforts, construction sites throughout Northwest Indiana are safer places to work.”
The Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana is a regional construction industry trade association of 500 contractors working in a seven county region of Northwest Indiana. Members of CAF employ over 25,000 union building trades craftsmen, who work in the commercial, industrial, and public works segments of the regional construction industry market.
The award to CAF totals $105,325.