Hazard Abatement Board


The NYS Hazard Abatement Board (HAB) awards grants for programs that provide occupational safety and health training for public entities, private businesses, labor organizations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and trade associations. Eligible programs must train and educate workers, supervisors and/or businesses and must promote workplace accident and injury prevention.

The Board also administers Capital Abatement Program grants to public entities. 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.


2022 HAB Meeting Announcement

Please Read: The Hazard Abatement Board (HAB) will meet on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 1:00PM for the purpose of awarding its Occupational Safety and Health Training grants for the 2022-2023 program year.  On September 2, 2021, Governor Hochul signed legislation (S.50001/A.40001) extending virtual access to public meetings under New York State's Open Meetings Law, which allows New Yorkers to virtually participate in local government meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation allows state and local government meetings that are normally held in person to be held remotely instead, as long as the public has the ability to view or listen to the meeting and as long as the meeting is recorded and later transcribed.
This meeting will be held remotely via video conference.  Members of the public may view and listen to the meeting using the instructions provided below.  The HAB meeting will recorded and posted on the New York State Department of Labor’s HAB webpage.

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Topic: 2022-2023 Hazard Abatement Board Awards Meeting
Time: Jun 23, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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2021 Meeting

The Hazard Abatement Board (HAB) met on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. for the purpose of awarding its Occupational Safety and Health Training grants for the 2021-2022 program year.  Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency and pursuant to New York State Open Meetings Law, the meeting was held remotely via video conference.

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Funding Opportunity

2022-2023 New York State Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education–Hazard Abatement Board

Date of Release: January 31, 2022

Description: The Hazard Abatement Board (HAB), in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), collectively referred to as NYSDOL/HAB, is making approximately $2.5 million in funding available under this Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education (OSH T&E) Program Request for Proposals (RFP). Funds awarded under this RFP may be used to support activities occurring between August 1, 2022 and July 31, 2023.

The funds will support the provision of occupational safety and health training and education programs to employees and businesses at locations throughout New York State, including toxic substance education services, training and education for employees concerning the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries, and any other services deemed effective to promote the prevention of accidents and illness in the workplace.

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Members of the Hazard Abatement Board

  • Robert F. Gollnick, Member
  • Ann Marie Taliercio, Member
  • Franklin Mirer, PhD, CIH, Member
  • Grace N. Sembajwe, ScD, MSc, CIH