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Your Environment. Your Health.

The Future of Hazardous Materials Cleanup & Training

October 17-19, 2007
Chapel Hill, NC

FALL WETP Conference: The future of hazardous materials cleanup and training. October 17 to 19 2007, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The NIEHS WETP 2007 Fall Conference: The Future of Hazardous Materials Cleanup & Training took place October 17-19, 2007 in Chapel Hill, NC. The conference brought together over 100 NIEHS and WETP awardee representatives to mark the 20th anniversary of the WETP program and discuss past, current and future program initiatives. On October 17 the Awardee Meeting took place. On October 18 and 19 technical workshops were held. Below are the conference agendas, attendees list, and links to each day's presentations and breakout group reports.


NIEHS WETP Fall Awardee Meeting Agenda (122KB)
NIEHS WETP 2007 Fall Technical Workshop Agenda (133KB)


NIEHS WETP 2007 Fall Conference: The Future of Hazardous Materials Cleanup & Training Attendees (64KB)

Presentations and Breakout Session Reports

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 

October 17, 2007 Meeting Notes (46KB)

Time Topic
1:00 p.m.

Welcome/ NIEHS Update

Performance, RFA and the Strategic Plan
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Director, NIEHS WETP

Brownfields/Minority Worker Training Issues
Sharon Beard, Industrial Hygienist, NIEHS WETP

Curricula Catalogue Updates
Ted Outwater, Public Health Educator/Program Administrator, NIEHS WETP

SBIR Awards
Patricia Thompson, Program Analyst, NIEHS WETP

Training Accomplishments
Jim Remington, Program Analyst, NIEHS WETP

2:30 p.m. NIEHS National Clearinghouse Update
Deborah Weinstock, Director, National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training, NIEHS WETP
3:00 p.m. Plans for the Spring 2008 Awardee Meeting Presentation
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, NIEHS WETP
Claudia Thompson, NIEHS SBRP
3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Business Official Meeting: Grants Management Issues
Carolyn Mason, NIEHS

Program Official Meeting: Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program (HWWT)/Hazardous Materials Disaster Preparedness Training Program (HDTP)/Department of Energy (DOE) Issues
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, NIEHS WETP
Ted Outwater, NIEHS WETP
Jim Remington, NIEHS WETP

Minority Worker Training Program/Brownfields Minority Worker Training Program (B/MWTP) Issues
Sharon Beard, NIEHS WETP

Thursday, October 18, 2007 

October 18, 2007 Meeting Notes (98KB)

Time Topic
9:15 a.m.

Context for the Meeting/Summarizing Work to Date on the Strategic Plan  (73KB)
Where We Are with the Strategic Plan Update
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, NIEHS WETP

Champions Meeting Report 
Don Elisburg, National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training, NIEHS WETP

Clearinghouse Advisory Committee Report
Tom McQuiston, DrPH, USW Tony Mazzocchi Center

10:20 a.m. What are the training markets? 
Pete Stafford, Executive Director, Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR), Moderator
Mark Catlin, Industrial Hygienist, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Doug Feil, Director, Kirkwood Community College Environmental Training Center
11:20 a.m. IAFF Strategic Program Evaluation (1MB)
Patrick Morrison, Health and Safety Director, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
Bruce Lippy Ph.D., CIH, CSP, President, The Lippy Group, LLC
12:00 noon Lunch Speaker
Les Leopold, Author, The Man Who Hated Work but Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi
1:30 p.m.

The Evolution of the Brownfields/Minority Worker Training Programs and the Associated Cleanup Markets (3MB)
Sharon D. Beard, NIEHS, Moderator

1:30 p.m. Breakouts
Breakout 1 - Examining Mission Priorities from the DOE Program Perspective
Breakout 2 - Examining Mission Priorities from the HWWT Program Perspective
Breakout 3 - Examining Emerging Issues

Friday, October 19, 2007 

October 19, 2007 Meeting Notes (45KB)

Time Topic
8:30 a.m.

Homeland Security and Emergency Response and Preparedness
Jim Remington, NIEHS, Moderator

10:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 1 - Responding to OSHA's Request for Information on HAZWOPER Emergency Response and Preparedness
  • Breakout 2 - Expanding Our ability to Provide Minority Worker Training
  • Breakout 3 - Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)/Advanced Training Technology Program (ATT) - Using New Technologies in Our Training
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