Specific Program Accomplishments
Worker Education and Training Program
Through an Interagency Agreement, NIEHS received $8.4 million from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 Department of Energy (DOE) appropriations, which provided funding to NIEHS awardees during September 1, 2004 - August 31, 2005. Of the FY 2004 funds, $8.0 million was allocated to continue support of the NIEHS/DOE Worker Training Program to provide safety and health training across much of the DOE complex. Between the budget period of September 1, 2004 to August 31, 2005, the eight primary worker training awardees and more than thirty sub-awardees delivered 1,961 courses, reaching 25,442 workers, which account for 329,840 contact hours of health and safety training. This training ranged from 4-hour refresher programs through more complex train-the-trainer courses lasting up to 120 hours. While the NIEHS/DOE awardees have provided training at more than 28 DOE sites during the past year, over half of the training provided was at two of the largest DOE sites, Hanford and Oak Ridge. For a detailed description of all program accomplishments, please go to DOE Accomplishments report.