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Ensuring Up-to-Date Guidance:

Revising the NIEHS Minimum Health and Safety Training Criteria
October 16-18, 2017
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Ensuring Up-To-Date Guidance: Revising the NIEHS Minimum Health and Safety Training Criteria

Awardee Meeting

The semi-annual WTP Awardee Meeting brought awardees together to provide program updates, exchange information regarding training, and discover new areas of interest to awardees.

WTP Workshop Details

Last updated during a 2005 WTP workshop, the Minimum Health and Safety Training Criteria document is a national guidance document for training hazardous waste workers and emergency responders. It also serves as the primary quality control foundation for the WTP.

This workshop was primarily a working meeting. Awardees selected from a limited number of topics addressed in the Minimum Criteria document, then broke out into groups that worked to develop consensus on proposed revisions to the existing language.

Agendas

Participant List

Presentations

Awardee Meeting

Monday, October 16, 2017

Time Topic
 1:00 p.m. Welcome
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Jr., NIEHS
 1:05 p.m. Hurricane Response Overview
Gwen Collman, NIEHS
 1:20 p.m. NIEHS Update(2MB) 
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Jr., NIEHS
 1:50 p.m. Disaster Response Discussion Panel 1 (Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria)
 2:45 p.m. Disaster Response Discussion Panel 2
  • Dave Coffey, The New England Consortium - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico(1MB) Mitch Rosen, Ph.D., NJ NY Consortium - Rutgers School of Public Health
  • Ron Snyder, National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (NPETE)
  • Rafael Caballero, Universidad Metropolitana
 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Meetings

Workshop: Ensuring Up-to-Date Guidance: Revising the NIEHS Minimum Health and Safety Training Criteria

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time Topic
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Jr., NIEHS
9:15 a.m. The History, Evolution, and Meaning of the WTP Minimum Criteria(5MB) 
Bruce Lippy, Ph.D., CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
10:00 a.m. Charge to Breakouts(493KB) 
10:20 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Groups 1-4)
  • E-Learning
  • Collateral Duty
  • Assessing Competencies
  • Training of Trainers/Instructors Development
1:15 p.m. Report Back from Breakout Sessions
2:10 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Groups 5-8)
  • Evaluation
  • Disaster Training
  • Infectious Disease Training
  • Evergreening of Curricula
4:15 p.m. Report Back from Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time Topic
9:00 a.m. Recap of Tuesday Breakout Discussions(440KB) 
9:15 a.m. Small Group Discussions on Topics 1-4
10:30 a.m. Small Group Discussions on Topics 5-8
11:15 a.m. Discussion on Compliance Challenges and Best Practices in Compliance with the Minimum Criteria Document
12:00 p.m. Next Steps and Adjourn