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.


Please Read: The Hazard Abatement Board (HAB) will meet on November 29, 2021, at 10:00am for the purpose of awarding its Occupational Safety and Health Training grants for the 2021-2022 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 this webpage.

Topic: 2021-2022 Hazard Abatement Board Awards

Time: Nov 29, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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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. 


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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