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Your Environment. Your Health.

Looking Back and Moving Forward: 20 Years of Worker Education and Training

March 29-30, 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada

Trainers' Exchange Group Picture

The fifth NIEHS National Awardee Meeting and Trainers' Exchange: Looking Back and Moving Forward: 20 Years of Worker Education and Training was held March 28-30, 2007 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The National Trainers' Exchange (NTX) brought together over 200 trainers from all National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education and Training Program (WETP) awardee organizations 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.

The National Trainers Exchange was held March 29-30, 2007.

Agenda

Attendees

Presentations and Breakout Session Reports

Click on the links below to view presentations, workshops and plenary session reports from March 29 and March 30 at the 2007 NIEHS WETP National Trainers Exchange Conference.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Time Topic
8:00-8:30 a.m. Welcome
Chip Hughes, NIEHS and Sharon Beard, NIEHS
Icebreaker
Linda Delp, UCLA-Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH)
8:30-9:30 a.m. Plenary 1
9:45-10:00 a.m. Historical Timeline Summary & Small Group Activity Introduction(117KB)
Linda Delp, UCLA-LOSH
10:00-10:45 a.m. Small group activity/discussions
10:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. Workshops- Block 1
  1. Abstract - Putting POWER in Your Presentation (Midwest Consortium) (11KB)
    Presentation - Putting POWER in Your Presentation (Midwest Consortium) (80KB)
    Post Conference Summary(11KB)
  2. Abstract - Stress Management-Post Katrina (Dillard)(11KB)
    Presentation - Stress Management-Post Katrina (Dillard)(26KB)
    Post Conference Summary(18KB)
  3. Abstract - Site Characterization (WRUC)(11KB)
    Site Characterization Activity (WRUC)(280KB)
    Site Characterization Worksheet (WRUC)(23KB)
    Post Conference Summary(63KB)
  4. Abstract - Hazard Mapping (USW)(11KB)
    Presentation -
    Post Conference Summary(11KB)
  5. Abstract - Avian and Pandemic Influenza (IAFF)(11KB)
    Presentation - Avian and Pandemic Influenza (IAFF)(117KB)
    Post Conference Summary(28KB)
  6. Abstract - ICS: Providing Functional Tools for Response (UAB)(10KB)
    Presentation - ICS: Providing Functional Tools for Response (UAB)(234KB)
    Post Conference Summary(27KB)
  7. Abstract - Training to Empower Workers: Doing Popular Education "On the Fly" in Health and Safety Training (N.E. Consortium)(11KB)
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch
Bill Bergfeld, Laborers' International Union of North America
1:15-2:45 p.m. Workshops - Block 2
  1. Abstract - The CAMEO Suite: Should I Stay or Should I Go? (Chemical Plume Mapping Software) (ICWUC/UAW)(11KB)
    Presentation - The CAMEO Suite: Should I Stay or Should I Go? (Chemical Plume Mapping Software) (ICWUC/UAW)(453KB)
    The CAMEO Suite: ALOHA Factsheet(600KB)
    The CAMEO Suite: MARPLOT Factsheet(401KB)
    Post Conference Summary(21KB)
  2. Abstract - Community Outreach for Youth Health and Safety (Laborsafe/U.C. Berkeley/WRUC)(15KB)
    Presentation - Community Outreach for Youth Health and Safety (Laborsafe/U.C. Berkeley/WRUC)(1MB)
    Post Conference Summary(34KB)
  3. Abstract - Adult Education Principles and Practices: Telling Stories Out of School (OAI)(11KB)
    Presentation - Adult Education Principles and Practices: Telling Stories Out of School (OAI)(57KB)
    Post Conference Summary(12KB)
  4. Abstract - Identifying and Eliminating Hazards Through Procedures (USW)(11KB)
    Presentation - Identifying and Eliminating Hazards Through Procedures (USW)(732KB)
  5. Abstract - Meth. Lab Cleanup (Midwest Consortium)(11KB)
    Presentation - Meth. Lab Cleanup (Midwest Consortium)(20KB)
    Post Conference Summary(22KB)
  6. Abstract - Developing a Health and Safety Plan for Disaster Response: A Closer Look at the Ideal Vs. Reality (UMDNJ/Dillard)(11KB)
    Presentation - Developing a Health and Safety Plan for Disaster Response: A Closer Look at the Ideal Vs. Reality (UMDNJ/Dillard)(2MB)
    Post Conference Summary(26KB)
    Abstract - Developing a HASP for Disaster Response-Oil Spills
    Presentation - Developing a HASP for Disaster Response-Oil Spills(7MB)
    Post Conference Summary (Summary Not Available)
  7. Abstract - Bloodborne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases - A Small Group Activity Based Training Program for Home and Center-Based Childcare Workers (UAW)(11KB)
    Presentation - Bloodborne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases - A Small Group Activity Based Training Program for Home and Center-Based Childcare Workers (UAW)
    Post Conference Summary(20KB)
3:00-4:30 p.m. Workshops - Block 3
  1. Abstract - Demolition Safety: Conventional and Unconventional: Using ATT to train on the Different Aspects of Safety (IUOE)(11KB)
    Presentation - Demolition Safety: Conventional and Unconventional: Using ATT to train on the Different Aspects of Safety (IUOE)(21KB)
    Post Conference Summary(30KB)
  2. Abstract - Pre-Training Tryouts: Improving Training Program Retention and Job Placement (OAI/CPWR)(11KB)
    Presentation - Pre-Training Tryouts: Improving Training Program Retention and Job Placement (OAI/CPWR)(183KB)
    Post Conference Summary(27KB)
  3. Abstract - Using Humor and Case Histories in Effective Training (WRUC) (11KB)
    Presentation - Using Humor and Case Histories in Effective Training (WRUC) (29KB)
    Post Conference Summary(34KB)
  4. Abstract - Putting Cultural Literacy into Action - Spanish Language Training (UAW/OAI)(11KB)
    Presentation - Putting Cultural Literacy into Action - Spanish Language Training (UAW/OAI)(141KB)
    Post Conference Summary(24KB)
  5. Abstract - Training to Protect Healthcare Workers from Airborne Infectious Diseases (SEIU)(11KB)
    Presentation -Training to Protect Healthcare Workers from Airborne Infectious Diseases (SEIU)(11KB)
    Training to Protect Healthcare Workers from Airborne Infectious Diseases (SEIU)(15KB) 
    Post Conference Summary(35KB)
  6. Abstract - Using Dioramas and Tabletop Exercises (Midwest Consortium)(11KB)
    Presentation - Using Dioramas and Tabletop Exercises (Midwest Consortium)(1MB)
    Post Conference Summary(20KB)
  7. Abstract - Temporary Traffic Control in Emergency Response (AFSCME) (11KB)
    Presentation - Temporary Traffic Control in Emergency Response (AFSCME)
  8. Abstract - Using Robotics to Improve Command and Control (N.E. Consortium) (11KB)
    Presentation - Using Robotics to Improve Command and Control (N.E. Consortium) (34KB)
    Post Conference Summary(40KB)

Friday, March 30, 2007

Time Topic
8:30-9:30 a.m. Plenary 2
9:30-10:00 a.m. Small Group Activity/Discussions
10:15-11:45 a.m. Workshops - Block 4
  1. Abstract - Back to the Future: Two Ideas for Using ATT in Training (SEIU/UAB)(11KB)
    Presentation - Back to the Future: Two Ideas for Using ATT in Training (SEIU/UAB)(21KB)
    Post Conference Summary(16KB)
  2. Abstract - Anger Management for Males Transitioning into the Workforce (Dillard)(11KB)
    Presentation - Anger Management for Males Transitioning into the Workforce (Dillard)(37KB)
    Post Conference Summary(29KB)
  3. Abstract - The Highs and Lows of Remote Training (WRUC/Railworkers)(11KB)
    Presentation - The Highs and Lows of Remote Training (WRUC/Railworkers)(2MB)
    Post Conference Summary(12KB)
  4. Abstract - Intro to Logic Tree Diagramming (USW)(11KB)
    Presentation - Intro to Logic Tree Diagramming (USW)(873KB)
  5. Abstract - Illicit Drug Labs: A Safe Response for Public Service Personnel (IAFF/OAI)(11KB)
    Presentation - Illicit Drug Labs: A Safe Response for Public Service Personnel (IAFF/OAI)
    Post Conference Summary(36KB)
  6. Abstract - Respiratory Protection: Reviewing the Basics, Adding New Dimensions (IUOE)(11KB)
    Post Conference Summary(11KB)
  7. Abstract - DOT Emergency Response Guide Book(11KB)
    DOT Emergency Response Guide Book Activity (WRUC)(526KB)
    DOT Activity Worksheet(80KB)
    DOT Activity Handout(64KB)
    Post Conference Summary(26KB)
1:15-2:45 p.m. Workshops - Block 5
  1. Abstract - Using Video Games to Support Classroom and Online Hazmat Training (Information in Place, Inc.)(11KB)
    Presentation - Using Video Games to Support Classroom and Online Hazmat Training (Information in Place, Inc.)
    Abstract - Using an Integrated Comprehensive Evaluation Process to Enhance the Effectiveness of Community-Based Health and Safety Training Programs (CPWR)(11KB)
    Presentation - Using an Integrated Comprehensive Evaluation Process to Enhance the Effectiveness of Community-Based Health and Safety Training Programs (CPWR)
    Post Conference Summary(33KB)
  2. Abstract- Using an Integrated Comprehensive Evaluation Process to Enhance the Effectiveness of Community-Based Health and Safety Training Programs (CPWR)
    Presentation- Using an Integrated Comprehensive Evaluation Process to Enhance the Effectiveness of Community-Based Health and Safety Training Programs (CPWR)
  3. Abstract - Air Monitoring Instrument Exercise (UAB)(10KB)
    Presentation - Air Monitoring Instrument Exercise (UAB)(79KB)
    Post Conference Summary(79KB)
  4. Abstract - Effective Approaches for Addressing Challenges in Training Latino Workers (WRUC)(11KB)
    Presentation - Effective Approaches for Addressing Challenges in Training Latino Workers (WRUC)(40KB)
    Tips for Creating a Culturally Inclusive Training(46KB)
    Tips for Good Written Translations(53KB)
    Conclusion(38KB)
    Glossary(56KB)
    Resources Available(42KB)
    Post Conference Summary(40KB)
  5. Abstract - Avian Influenza Awareness: Role of First Responders (HMTRI) Download Adobe Reader(11KB)
    Presentation - Avian Influenza Awareness: Role of First Responders (HMTRI) Download Adobe Reader(1MB)
    Post Conference Summary(56KB)
  6. Abstract - Ammonia Hands-On Simulation (Midwest Consortium)(15KB)
    Presentation - Ammonia Hands-On Simulation (Midwest Consortium)(1MB)
    Post Conference Summary(12KB)
  7. Abstract - Pre-Startup Safety Review (Hurricane Preparedness) (USW)(11KB)
    Presentation - Pre-Startup Safety Review (Hurricane Preparedness) (USW)
    Post Conference Summary(16KB)
3:00-4:30 p.m. Workshops - Block 6
  1. Abstract - A Simulation Based Intelligent Tutoring System for WMD Emergency Medical Services Incident Management (Stottler Hence Associates)(11KB)
    Presentation - A Simulation Based Intelligent Tutoring System for WMD Emergency Medical Services Incident Management (Stottler Hence Associates)(1MB)
    Post Conference Summary(16KB)
  2. Abstract - Energizing BMWT Programs with Former Graduate Involvement (UMDNJ)(11KB)
    Presentation - Energizing BMWT Programs with Former Graduate Involvement (UMDNJ)
  3. Abstract - How Do We Know What Training Accomplishes? Methods for Evaluating Training Programs (WRUC/IUOE/USW/CPWR)(10KB)
    Post Conference Summary(28KB)
  4. Abstract - Charting (A Plan to Reach Your Goals) (USW)(11KB)
    Presentation - Charting (A Plan to Reach Your Goals) (USW)(159KB)
  5. Abstract - Training Healthcare First Receivers: Bringing HAZWOPER Operations Level Training to Hospitals (ICWUC/SEIU)(11KB)
    Presentation - Training Healthcare First Receivers: Bringing HAZWOPER Operations Level Training to Hospitals (ICWUC/SEIU)(17KB)
    Post Conference Summary(17KB)
  6. Abstract - Disaster Response Training Opportunities and Challenges (CPWR)(11KB))
    Presentation - Disaster Response Training Opportunities and Challenges (CPWR)(1MB)
    Post Conference Summary(24KB)
  7. Abstract - Attitude Adjustment: Dealing with Disruptive Students (WRUC)(11KB)
    Presentation - Attitude Adjustment: Dealing with Disruptive Students (WRUC)(1MB)
    Post Conference Summary(33KB)
4:30-5:00 p.m. Plenary 3 - Short Evaluation and Wrap-up(1MB)
Planning Committee
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