Global Safety and Health Issues and Their Impact on Worker Training
October 20-22, 2009
Chapel Hill, NC
Purpose and Scope of the Workshop
The Fall 2009, NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program's workshop Global Safety and Health Issues and Their Impact on Worker Training provided a forum on emerging developments in global health and safety that promise to have a major impact on worker training. New developments in nanomaterials manufacturing, hazard communication and regulation of chemicals in the European Union could fundamentally influence workplace safety and health in the U.S. and abroad.
Below are the conference agendas, attendees list, and links to each day's presentations.
Click on the links below to view the presentations from the Fall Awardee Meeting and the Technical Workshop. If there is no hyperlink, then no PowerPoint presentation was used.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
|1:00-2:00 p.m.||Welcome and NIEHS Update(1MB)
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Sharon Beard, Ted Outwater, Kathy Ahlmark, Jim Remington, Carolyn Mason, NIEHS
|2:00-2:15 p.m.||NIEHS National Clearinghouse Update(49KB)
Deborah Weinstock, National Clearinghouse/MDB, Inc.
|2:15-3:15 p.m.||H1N1 Session
This panel provided participants an opportunity to hear about and see the draft H1N1 training tool being developed by the Clearinghouse and also provided a presentation that addressed key flu issues for healthcare workers including mandatory vaccination and respirator policies.
|3:30-5:00 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
|9:00-9:15 a.m.||Introductions and Welcome
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, WETP, DERT, NIEHS
Gwen Collman, DERT, NIEHS(444KB)
|9:15-9:45 a.m.||Keynote Address
Margaret Kitt, NIOSH
Global Safety and Health Issues and their Impact on Worker Training(1MB)
Paul Schulte, Education and Information Division, NIOSH
Global Harmonization of Hazard Communication
|11:15 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.||
Control Banding and Nanotechnology Their Implications for Workers and Worker Training(139KB)
|1:25-1:45 p.m.||Les Leopold on his book, The Looting of America(256KB)
Les presented his book which debunks the prevailing media myths that blame low-income home buyers who got in over their heads, people who ran up too much credit-card debt, and government interference with free markets. Instead, it examines how Wall Street undermined itself and the rest of the economy by playing and losing at a highly lucrative and dangerous game of fantasy finance.
REACH and its implications for workers and worker training
|3:20-5:00 p.m.||Concurrent Roundtable Discussions with Panelists
Thursday, October 22, 2009
|9:00-9:20 a.m.||Summary of previous day|
Looking South: Awardee experiences in Latin America
|11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Wrap up|
The following links are resources for the fall 2009 workshop.
Global Harmonization of Hazard Communication:
- The Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication (OSHA)
- A Guide to The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) (OSHA)
- Facts on Aligning the HAZCOM Standard to the GHS (OSHA)
- Side-by-Side Comparison of Proposed HCS and Existing Rule (OSHA)
Control Banding and Nanotechnology:
- NIOSH Nanotechnology Topic Page
- NIOSH Control Banding Topic Page
- Application of a Pilot Control Banding Tool for Risk Level Assessment and Control of Nanoparticle Exposures (Sam Paik et al)
- Qualitative Risk Characterization and Management of Occupational Hazards: Control Banding (NIOSH Control banding report)
- GTZ Chemical Management Guide
- COSHH Essentials Guidance Publications
- COSHH Essentials for Machining with Metalworking Fluids
- COSHH Essentials for Welding, Cutting and Allied Tasks
- "Stoffenmanager", a Web-Based Control Banding Tool Using an Exposure Process Model
- EPA Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGL) Program
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Subcommittee on Consequence Assessment and Protective Actions (SCAPA)
- Other SCAPA Information
- Alternative Guideline Limits for Chemicals Without Environmental Response Planning Guidelines
- Hierarchy of TEELs, ERPGs and AEGLs and Derivation of TEELs