April 29 - May 1, 2009
Purpose and Scope of the Workshop
The Spring 2009, NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program's workshop Local, State and Federal Partnerships for Chemical Preparedness and Response, held April 29 - May 1, 2009, was cosponsored by the Interstate Chemical Terrorism Workgroup (ICTW) and the City of Cincinnati. The workshop brought together about 150 people from local, state and federal government as well as those from labor, academia and other non-profit groups. Participants heard about partnerships for chemical preparedness and response, were shown a variety of resources that can be used during a chemical response to help protect responders and the surrounding community. Concurrent breakout sessions covered: emergency response; training; risk communication, community preparedness; health care, public health, and mental health; and advanced training technologies. Some of these resources and advanced technologies were then used the next day during a disaster training exercise in which participants worked through the response and recovery phases of the simulated incident, focusing specifically on the health and safety aspects of those workers who would be impacted.
Below are the conference agendas, attendees list, and links to each day's presentations.
- Attendees of the Awardee Meeting April 29, 2009 (43KB)
- Attendees of the Technical Workshop April 30-May 1, 2009 (60KB)
Click on the links below to view the presentations from April 29, April 30, or May 1 at the NIEHS WETP 2009 Spring Awardee Meeting and Technical Workshop: Local, State and Federal Partnerships for Chemical Preparedness and Response.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
|1:00-2:30 p.m.|| Welcome and NIEHS Update (1MB)
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Sharon Beard, Ted Outwater, Kathy Ahlmark, Jim Remington, and Carolyn Mason, NIEHS
|2:30-2:45 p.m.||NIEHS National Clearinghouse Update
Deborah Weinstock, National Clearinghouse/MDB, Inc.
|2:45-4:15 p.m.||New Challenges Panel
This panel provided presentations on Green Global Health and Safety Challenges, Innovations in Training and Program Evaluation, and NIEHS's Partnerships for Environmental Public Health program.
Business Official Meeting: ARRA Issues
Program Official Meeting
Minority Worker Training Program
Workshop: Thursday, April 30, 2009
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, NIEHS
Sharon Lee, Interstate Chemical Terrorism Work Group (ICTW), and California Department of Public Health
Carol Rice, University of Cincinnati
|8:40-9:15 a.m.||Future Directions in Chemical Preparedness and Response
Gwen Collman, Acting Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training, NIEHS
Keynote Speaker: Linda Birnbaum, Director, NIEHS
Keynote Speaker: Debbie Dietrich, Director, Office of Emergency Management, EPA
|9:15-9:35 a.m.|| FBI Current Situations Brief (1MB)
Dennis Butler, Intelligence Analyst
Model Partnerships Panel
|10:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.||Sharing Resources
|1:30-2:30 p.m.||Sharing of Best Practices (concurrent sessions)
Creating a Local Resource in Ensuring Responder and Public Health and Safety During CBRNE Events (2MB)
Building Safety Officer Capacity in Local Health Departments (900KB)
The Interstate Chemical Terrorism Workgroup (1MB)
Extending the Capabilities of the Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (170KB)
Regional Response Team/Joint Response Team Interim Activation Guidance for Poison Control Centers (869KB)
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Risk Communication/Community Preparedness
Health Care/Public Health/Mental Health
Advanced Training Technologies
|4:15-5:00 p.m.||Report Back from Breakout Sessions and Prep for Friday's Activity
Jim Remington, NIEHS
Workshop: Friday, May 1, 2009
|8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.||Chemical Incident Scenario Exercise
A practical activity to stimulate discussion, put into practice previous training by using shared material, and identify areas of health and safety issues that may require further follow up. A key question will be "What safety issues do responders need to be aware of when conducting incident stabilization in a chemical environment?"
Description of Incident (295KB)