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October 25-26, 2010
NIEHS Main Campus (Research Triangle Park, NC)

2010 Fall Meeting

Purpose and Scope of the Workshop

The Worker Education and Training Program's (WETP) Fall 2010 awardee meeting and workshop was held October 25-26, 2010 on the NIEHS Main Campus, in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC.

This workshop reviewed the current issues relating to the various components of the newly awarded cooperative agreements. Issues relating to basic hazmat training and how the programs have grown and developed since their inception; hazmat and disaster response update to discuss lessons learned from the Gulf oil spill and how they relate to what we've learned about training from previous disasters; environmental remediation and the green jobs issues--what do we really expect from these Stimulus Programs; environmental training and Environmental Justice--expectancies and current issues; and the direction of the DOE program given the series of collaboration training meetings that have been held around the complex.




Click on the links below to view the presentations from the Fall Awardee Meeting and Workshop.

Awardee Meeting:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Time Topic
9:00-10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions, NIEHS and Clearinghouse Updates
2010 WETP Awardee Meeting Back to the Basics Welcome Presentation (812KB)
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Sharon Beard, Ted Outwater, Jim Remington, Kathy Ahlmark, NIEHS
Deborah Weinstock, NIEHS National Clearinghouse/MDB, Inc.
10:00-11:15 a.m. Overview of programs and new directions
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

How to manage your DMS and 508 compliance needs
Lynn Albert, NIEHS National Clearinghouse/MDB, Inc.

Business Official Meeting
Grants Management (134KB)
Wanda Boggs and Pam Clark, NIEHS


Monday, October 25, 2010

Time Topic
2:00-2:30 p.m. Welcome (2MB)
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, WETP, DERT, NIEHS
2:30-3:45 p.m.

Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program
This panel focused on interagency partnerships and emerging issues.
Moderator: Joseph "Chip" Hughes, NIEHS

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Lessons Learned from Working with the Department of Energy (DOE)
NIEHS and DOE have spent the last few years engaging with DOE's Office of Health, Safety and Security and the sites. One panelist shared various themes which have been revealed through these meetings and the other discussed how DOE workers could be instrumental responders in a dirty bomb attack.
Moderator: Ted Outwater, NIEHS

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Time Topic
9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome
Deepwater Horizon Disaster: NIEHS Response (1MB)
Gwen Collman, NIEHS, Division of Extramural Research and Training
9:15-10:30 a.m.

Where Are We Going with Green Jobs?
The government has spent millions of dollars in an effort to kick start hiring and energy efficiency programs. What has been gained from these efforts and how do we continue to build a movement that acknowledges that green jobs are only green if they are also safe for the workforce?
Moderator: Joseph "Chip" Hughes, NIEHS

10:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Disaster Response -- Has Anything Really Changed (332KB)
In the aftermath of the Gulf Oil Disaster, various perspectives regarding the protection of workers during a disaster cleanup will be examined. What worked this time, what didn't and why? How was it different or the same from responses to previous disasters?
Moderator: Jim Remington, NIEHS

  • David Coffey, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Mark Catlin, SEIU Education and Support Fund
1:30-2:00 p.m.. Anthony DePalma, author of City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance, and 9/11
2:00-3:00 p.m..

Environmental Training and Environmental Justice (685KB)
Panelists discussed a new report and its recommendations regarding environmental training programs, the state of environmental justice across the government as the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice gets reinvigorated, and thoughts on strategic areas in which moving forward on environmental justice may have the greatest impact. Moderator: Sharon Beard, NIEHS

3:00-4:00 p.m..

It's All About Metrics
This presentation introduced a new Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Evaluation Metrics Manual that may be valuable for your program's evaluation. The manual provides examples of logic models, approaches, and tangible metrics that PEPH grantees and program staff can use for both planning and evaluation.

Workshop Documents

Meeting Photos

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