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Training Today for a Safer Tomorrow

Training today for a safer tomorrow. NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program Awardee Meeting and National Trainers' Exchange March 27-29, 2012 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Purpose and Scope

The sixth NIEHS WETP Awardee Meeting and National Trainers' Exchange: Training Today for a Safer Tomorrow was held March 27-29, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Held five times since 1994, the National Trainers' Exchange (NTX) brings together trainers from all National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education and Training Program (WETP) hazardous waste training programs to meet one another and exchange ideas about how to make their training more effective and empowering. In addition to exchanging training ideas and methods, participants also are able to improve training skills and meet with others to discuss issues and challenges. The 2012 NTX is an opportunity for 200+ rank and file trainers from the NIEHS Worker Training Programs to share and exchange best practices and techniques in health and safety training with other trainers.

A trainers' exchange is designed for trainers to share best practices and new techniques through a series of workshops conducted by the trainers themselves. The goals are to meet and share ideas about how to create more effective and empowering training, improve training skills, and exchange best practices and techniques.

The 2012 National Trainers' Exchange (NTX) brought together over 200 trainers from all National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education and Training Program (WETP) hazardous waste training programs to meet and exchange ideas about how to create more effective and empowering training. In addition to exchanging training ideas and methods, participants improved training skills and exchanged best practices and techniques in health and safety training.

For more information, please read the eFactor article on the 2012 Trainers' Exchange.

Agendas

 

Attendees

Presentations

Click on the links below to view the presentations from the Spring Awardee Meeting and Trainers Exchange.

Awardee Meeting:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time Topic
1:00-2:00 p.m. Welcome
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, WETP, DERT, NIEHS
2:00-2:45 p.m. NIEHS Update(1MB)
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Sharon D. Beard, Ted Outwater, Jim Remington, Kathy Ahlmark, Pam Clark and Molly Puente, NIEHS
2:45-3:00 p.m. NIEHS National Clearinghouse Update
Deborah Weinstock, NIEHS National Clearinghouse
3:00-3:45 p.m. Discussion of Evaluation Activities for the Fall Meeting
4:00-5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Business Official Meeting(377KB)
Pam Clark and Molly Puente, NIEHS

Program Official Meeting
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Ted Outwater, Kathy Ahlmark, and Jim Remington, NIEHS WETP

Minority Worker Training Meeting(1MB)
Sharon D. Beard, NIEHS WETP
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

2012 WETP Trainers' Exchange

Workshop Track Descriptions

  • (HW/ER) Hazardous Waste Worker Training and Disaster/Emergency Response and Preparedness (for example: participatory methods that can be used in teaching courses on hazardous waste or disaster/emergency response and preparedness, activities addressing recent disasters and response, incorporating lessons learned from recent emergencies in preparedness)
  • (ID) Instructor Development (for example: curriculum development, evaluation, creating lesson plans, doing needs assessments, strategies for dealing with classroom situations, technical updates)
  • (ATT) Advanced Training Technologies (for example: incorporating advanced technologies in training, including internet searches, computer/video simulations, development and appropriate use of power point)
  • (WE) Training Approaches for Worker Empowerment (for example: using methods of Popular Education, Root Cause analysis to engage participants, addressing the needs of special populations, educating for action)
  • (LS) Life Skills and Job Training (for example: using graduates to promote a training program, cultural competency, incorporating life skills in training courses)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Time Topic
8:00-8:45 a.m. Welcome
Kelley Davis, Nova Southeastern University
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, NIEHS WETP
8:45-9:45 a.m. Plenary 1
Timothy Koegel, Author of The Exceptional Presenter
9:45-10:45 a.m. Small Group Activity
Practice presentation and feedback
11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Workshop Block 1
  1. Smartboard Technology Innovations for Industrial Safety Training (ATT)
    Midwest Consortium / University of Illinois
  2. A Unique Leadership Course for Hazardous Materials Workers (HW/ER)
    Texas-Utah Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training
  3. Developing and Implementing Preparedness and Response Core Competencies (ID)
    NJ/NY Hazardous Materials Worker Training Center -- UMDNJ School of Public Health
  4. Group Counseling for Job Training Success (LS)
    Citizen for Environmental Justice / Harambee House
  5. Putting Feet on Evaluation (and Following the Footprints) (WE)
    United Steelworkers / Tony Mazzocchi Center
  6. Sense of Smell (HW/ER)
    International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) National HAZMAT Program
  7. NIEHS Disaster Response Training Tools; What They Are and How to Use Them (HW/ER & ID)
    NIEHS National Clearinghouse
  8. Creating Triggers for Training from Existing Video (ID)
    Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Education & Support Fund
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Workshop Block 2

  1. Start Making Virtual Simulations for Situational Training--It's Easier Than You Think (ATT)
    Equipment Simulations, LLC
  2. Engaging Healthcare Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Trainees (HW/ER)
    EnMagine, Inc.
  3. Hazardous Materials Training: The Benefits of Utilizing Multiple Modalities and Techniques for Maximizing the Benefits of Training Multiple Professions Simultaneously (ID)
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Project SEAMIST
  4. Developing Effective Multimedia Strategies for Outreach and Recruitment (LS)
    Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ)
  5. When Hands-on Equipment Malfunctions: Being Prepared to Make Lemonade from Lemons (WE)
    1199 SEIU / Service Employees International Union Education & Support Fund

  6. California ATD Standard: Teaching How to Use a New Standard (HW/ER)
    United Healthcare Workers / Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Education & Support Fund
  7. Innovative Approaches to Teaching Green Chemistry to Workers (WE)
    Western Region Universities Consortium (UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health/UCB Labor Occupational Health Program)
  8. Teaching Fall Protection (HW/ER & ID)
    CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training / Iron Workers
3:45-5:15 p.m.

Workshops - Block 3

  1. A Matter of Time to Save a Life (ATT)
    International Association of Machinists (IAM) and International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC) Center for Worker Health and Safety Education

  2. Teaching chemical hazards in the 40hr Hazwoper class (HW/ER)
    CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

  3. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (ID)
    International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC) Center for Worker Health and Safety Education
  4. Sleep, Sleep Deprivation and Worker Fatigue (LS)
    Railroad Worker's Hazardous Materials Training Program
  5. Engaging Young Workers in Health and Safety Training (WE)
    United Steelworkers
  6. Mass Casualty Incident Triage Exercise (HW/ER)
    Alabama Fire College
  7. Providing the Power to Excel Through Education; Standards Based Curriculum Competencies and Instructor Development (ID)
    LIUNA Training & Education Fund
  8. Designing and Delivering Information and Training through Mobile Technologies (HW/ER & ATT)
    MetaMedia Training International, Inc.
5:15 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Time Topic
8:00-9:30 a.m.

Workshops -- Block 4

  1. Making Every Penny Count: Saving Dollars Using Advanced Training Technology (ATT)
    Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ)
  2. Disaster Response Training: Building Trades SSP Training & FEMA CERT Colaboration, and USW National SERT Program (HW/ER)
    CPWR- The Center for Construction Research and Training & United Steelworkers / Tony Mazzocchi Center
  3. OSHA 10 Hour Construction Update, Focus Four and Heat Stress (ID)
    Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE)

  4. Meeting the need for Higher Level Mathematics in an Increasingly Technical Workforce (LS)
    NYC District Council of Carpenters
  5. Digging Deeper to Get at the Root (WE)
    United Automobile Workers (UAW)
  6. Smart Phone:A Smarter Faster Injury and Illness Prevention Tool (HW/ER)
    Western Region Universities Consortium (WRUC)/UC Davis Extension
  7. Green Jobs Hazard Identification (HW/ER)
    International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) National HAZMAT Program
  8. Surgical Masks Are Not Respirators: Training To Abolish a Workplace Myth (WE)
    Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Education & Support Fund
9:45-11:15 a.m.

Workshops - Block 5

  1. Technological Advancements for Confined Space Training: Gas Monitor Simulator (ATT)
    West Virginia University, Institute for Labor Studies and Research
  2. CPWR's New 4 Hour Hazard Communication Course (HW/ER)
    CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training
  3. Instructor Development (ID)
    International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) National HAZMAT Program
  4. Environmental Justice Where We Live, Work and Play: From Toxic Tours to Tree People (LS & WE)
    Western Region Universities Consortium (WRUC)/UCLA- Labor Occupational Safety and Health
  5. Don't Blame Workers-- Fix the Hazards!: Problems with Behavior-Based Safety/Blame-the-Worker Approaches to Health and Safety, and Tools for Focusing on Finding and Fixing Hazards (WE)
    United Steelworkers / Tony Mazzochi Center

  6. The New Face of Waste: Training on the Hazards of Universal Waste (HW/ER)
    Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ)
  7. Hospital Decon Training Using the Small Group Activity Method (SGAM) (HW/ER)
    1199 SEIU/ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Education & Support Fund

  8. Improvising HAZWOPER Hands-On Scenarios (HW/ER)
    OAI, Inc.
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Plenary 2

Training Directors Roundtable and Discussion
Moderator: Linda Delp, UCLA-Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program
  • Don Ellenberger, CPWR- The Center for Construction Research and Training
  • James Ridley, HazMat/WMD, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
  • Ebony Turner, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ)
  • Ronnie Westmoreland, USW Tony Mazzocchi Center
1:45-3:15 p.m.

Workshops - Block 6

  1. Embracing Technology in the Classroom (ATT)
    Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program- National Labor College
  2. HAZMAT Air Monitoring Exercise (HW/ER)
    Alabama Fire College
  3. Flexing Teaching Style to Improve Learning (ID)
    Nova Southeastern University
  4. Weatherization Training- An Innovative Pathway to Apprenticeship Programs (LS)
    Greater Cincinnati Occupational Health Center / Midwest Consortium
  5. Understanding Chemicals and Safer Substitutions for Workers (ATT & WE)
    United Steelworkers
  6. Computer Simulation to Create Realistic Exercises (HW/ER & ATT)
    Kentucky Community and Technical College System/Midwest Consortium

  7. Strategies for Building an Effective Train-The-Trainer/Worker Trainer Program (ID)
    Civil Service Employees Association/The New England Consortium
  8. Use of Dioramas to Enhance Learning Outcomes (HW/ER)
    Lakeshore Technical College/Midwest Consortium
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Workshops - Block 7

  1. Death by Power Point or NOT! (ATT)
    International Chemical Worker's Union Council (ICWUC)
  2. Incident Command System (ICS) Communication Challenges Exercise (HW/ER)
    Alabama Fire College
  3. Training in a Bad Economy (ID)
    1199 SEIU/ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Education & Support Fund

  4. Engaging Underserved Workers in Low-Income and Minority Communities (LS)
    Ohio Environmental Council / Midwest Consortium
  5. Refinement and Evolution of the Small Group Activity: Problem Solving Using NIOSH Fatality Reports and OSHA Job Hazard Analysis (WE)
    The New England Consortium at University of Massachusetts Lowell
  6. Using Tabletop Exercises as an Effective Training Tool to Meet Federal OSHA Training Requirements of HAZWOPER 1910.120 (HW/ER)
    OAI, Inc.
  7. Making the Connection: Demonstrating the Value of Receiving Feedback from Trainees (ID)
    LIUNA Training & Education Fund
  8. Radiation Fundamentals: Understanding and Incorporating Radiation Concepts into HAZWOPER Training (HW/ER & ID)
    International Association of Fire Fighters(IAFF)/Mizula, LLC
5:15-5:45 p.m. Closing Session, Small Group Discussion

Taking It Home: TRX Lessons to Share
Sharon Beard, NIEHS WETP
Ron Snyder, Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE)

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