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Your Environment. Your Health.

Safety Culture/Climate Workshop

June 10, 2013
Washington D.C.

NIEHS WETP Awardee Meeting - Monday, June 10, 2013

Awardee Meeting Details

The WETP Awardee Meeting was held on Monday, June 10th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Purpose of the Awardee Meeting
The semi-annual WETP Awardee Meeting brought awardees together to provide program updates, exchange information regarding training, and discover new areas of interest to awardees.

Safety Culture/Climate Workshop Details

The Safety Culture Workshop, hosted by CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training and NIOSH, was held on Tuesday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th. This workshop also took place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Purpose and Scope of the Workshop
To bring together the best available evidence from academics and practitioners to help define and promote the spread of effective interventions to enhance safety culture/climate, promote worker empowerment, and reduce injuries and illness.

Workshop Report


Participant List


Awardee Meeting

Monday, June 10, 2013

Time Topic
1:00-1:45 p.m. Welcome and NIEHS Update (1MB)
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Jr., Sharon D. Beard, Ted Outwater, Jim Remington, Kathy Ahlmark, Pam Clark, and Donald Ellis, NIEHS
  • Hurricane Sandy Update
  • Progress Reports
  • Webpage, DMS, and Curricula Catalog Issues
  • Upcoming Meetings and Workshops
  • NIH/Grants Management Update
1:45-2:00 p.m. NIEHS National Clearinghouse Update
Deborah Weinstock, NIEHS Clearinghouse
2:00-3:00 p.m. Global Harmonization Training Panel
3:00-3:45 p.m. Hurricane Sandy Recovery Activity Update (2MB)
John Morawetz, ICWUC
4:00-5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Business Official Meeting (201KB)
Pam Clark and Donald Ellis, NIEHS

Program Official Meeting
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Ted Outwater, Kathy Ahlmark, and Jim Remington, NIEHS

MWT Meeting (1MB)
Sharon D. Beard, NIEHS
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Safety Culture/Climate Workshop

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Time Topic
8:00-8:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Pete Stafford, CPWR- The Center for Construction Research and Training
8:10-8:50 a.m. Framing the Issues (1MB)
Steve Hecker, University of Oregon/CPWR
8:50-9:30 a.m. CSB Investigations and Safety Culture (747KB)
Mark Griffon, U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)
10:00-10:20 a.m. Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
David Michaels, OSHA
10:20-10:50 a.m. Q&A and Charge to Track Sessions
Donald Elisburg, NIEHS National Clearinghouse
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Session 1: Workplace Power, Safety and Health Programs, and Safety Culture

Presentation and Facilitated Discussion on Identifying Power Structures in a Workplace and Understanding their Impact on Safety (524KB)
Craig Slatin, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
1:15-3:00 p.m. Session 2: Overcoming Barriers to Developing Strong Safety and Health Programs, and Safety Culture
1:15-1:45 p.m. Case Study of an Organization that has Successfully Overcome Barriers to Safety and Health Programs and Safety Culture
Moderator: Judith Daltuva, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Terri Lesniak, UAW Skilled Bargaining Representative, Ford, Livonia Transmission Plant (LTP)
  • Doug Knight, UAW Health and Safety Representative for LTP
  • Vince Falzetta, Senior Process Coach/Lead Facility Engineer for LTP
  • Andy Comai, Coordinator, UAW International Health and Safety Department
2:00-3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Safety and Health Programs and Safety Culture During Disasters
Jim Remington, NIEHS WETP, and John Morawetz, ICWUC

Safety and Health Programs and Safety Culture at DOE
Ted Outwater, NIEHS WETP, and Pat Aldridge, MSA/HAMMER/Hanford Training

Overcoming Barriers to Worker Involvement in Safety and Health Programs and Its Implications for Safety Culture (121KB)
Sharon D. Beard, NIEHS WETP, and Mark Catlin, SEIU
3:15-5:00 p.m. Session 3: Maintaining Safety and Health Programs: Normalization of Deviance and the Erosion of Safety Practices
Moderator: Elizabeth Harman, IAFF
Speaker: Nick Del Re (1MB), FDNY

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Time Topic
9:00-10:00 a.m. Session 4: Report Back from the Breakout Sessions
10:15-11:15 a.m. Themes from the Previous Day
Eula Bingham, Midwest Consortium, on reflections, and Mark Catlin, SEIU, on moving forward
11:15-11:45 a.m. Session 5: How Safety and Health Programs and Safety Culture Fit into the WETP Strategic Plan and Future Funding Announcements
Chip Hughes, NIEHS
12:00-1:00 p.m. Closing Speakers
Rafael Moure-Eraso, Chairman, CSB
John Howard, Director, NIOSH
1:00 p.m. Adjourn
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