Worker Education and Training Program
Spring 2004 Awardee Meeting and Technical Conference
April 21 - 23, 2004
The NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program successfully concluded a one-day business meeting on April 21st and a two-day technical conference on April 22nd and 23rd. Over 100 attended the business meeting and over 130 attended the technical conference. The conference - entitled, "Training Partnerships for Prevention, Protection, and Preparedness: A Conference to Build Stronger Partnerships on Disaster Response Training" - forged stronger ties among key federal agencies. Speakers from the Department of Homeland Security, OSHA, EPA, and the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board gave their perspective on protecting the safety and health of the workers who this nation will call upon to respond to terrorist actions. The conference also included four breakout sessions on Thursday covering a broad range of NIEHS partnerships. Grantees presented emergency response partnerships among native American tribes, hospital and public health practitioners, chemical industries, and even between Arizona start government officials and the Mexican government. Four breakout sessions on Friday focused on identifying resources - both human and material - among WETP grantees that could quickly and systematically be brought to bear during a future response to terrorism. The results of these breakouts will be developed by the National Clearinghouse into a plan that will be distributed to all key federal and state emergency planning organizations.
Click on the links below to view the agendas for the Awardee Meeting and Technical Conference.
- Awardee Meeting Agenda
- Technical Conference Agenda
Click on the links below to view notes from and presentations given at the Awardee Meeting and Technical Conference. Please note: Only sessions with presentations and notes available are listed.
Click on the links below to view the Awardee Meeting and Technical Conference report.
- Awardee Meeting Report
- Technical Conference Report (3MB)