Hazard Abatement Board

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.


The 2021-2022 Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available.  Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to [email protected]

Submission Deadline: 12:00 PM NYS Time on July 19th, 2021



2020 Meeting

The Hazard Abatement Board (HAB) met on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for the purpose of awarding its Occupational Safety and Health Training grants for the 2020-2021 program year. Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency and pursuant to former Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order suspending the Open Meetings Law, the meeting was held remotely via video conference. 


Reminder: We have established a listserv electronic mailing list for anyone interested in receiving notices of Board meetings, pertinent information, and the issuance of future RFPs. To enroll on this list please click on the "Subscribe" button.

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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