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Your Environment. Your Health.

Climate Change and Worker Health

October 6-8, 2014
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Climate Change and Worker Health - 2014 Fall WTP Meeting. October 6-8 2014 RTP, NC

Awardee Meeting Details

The WTP Awardee Meeting was held on Monday, October 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the NIEHS Main Campus in the Rodbell Auditorium in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

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

WTP Workshop Details

The WTP Workshop was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 7-8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The workshop also took place in Rodbell Auditorium on the NIEHS Main Campus.

Purpose and Scope of the Workshop
The workshop focused on the serious health risks that workers in various industries will face as the consequences of climate change become more and more prominent. Workshop participants explored lessons learned and best practices to prepare workers for climate change effects. Participants also engaged in discussions about curricula that can be developed to help to build a more resilient and sustainable workforce and community.


Participant List

Workshop Report

Additional Resource


Awardee Meeting

Monday, October 6, 2014

Time Topic
1:00-1:30 p.m. Welcome/NIEHS Update (1MB)
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Jr., Sharon D. Beard, Jim Remington, Kathy Ahlmark, and Pam Clark, NIEHS
1:30-2:00 p.m. Remembrance of David Mallino, Sr.
2:00-2:15 p.m. NIEHS National Clearinghouse Update
Deborah Weinstock, NIEHS Clearinghouse
2:15-3:00 p.m. WTP MWT Economic Impact Report
3:00-3:30 p.m. Discussion
3:45-5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Business Official Meeting (1MB)
Pam Clark, NIEHS

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

MWTP Meeting (467KB)
Sharon D. Beard, NIEHS and Bryan Engelhardt, College of the Holy Cross

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Climate Change and Worker Health Workshop

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Time Topic
9:00-9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:30-10:15 a.m. An Overall Perspective of Climate Change and Work and Climate-Related Health Impacts on Workers
Dave Foster, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
10:30-11:15 a.m. Frameworks for Considering Climate Change and Occupational Safety and Health
11:15 a.m.- 12:00 noon Q & A and Small Group Discussions
1:15-2:00 p.m. WTP Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Report (45KB), Kevin Yeskey and Joy Lee, National Clearinghouse
2:00-4:20 p.m. Breakouts

Disaster Preparedness
Kenny Oldfield, Alabama Fire College and Jim Remington, NIEHS

Mental Health Resilience
Ebony Turner, Dillard University and Kathy Ahlmark, NIEHS

Heat Stress and Fatigue
4:30-5:00 p.m. Report Back from Breakout Sessions
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time Topic
9:00-9:40 a.m. Existing Tools and Resources to Help Protect Workers from the Impacts of Climate Change
  • Climate Change Kit (123KB), Carol Rice, Midwest Consortium
  • Deborah Weinstock, Clearinghouse Findings, National Clearinghouse
10:00-11:00 a.m. Climate Justice Panel
Moderator: Donald Elisburg, National Clearinghouse
11:00-11:30 a.m. Q & A and Small Group Discussions
11:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon Wrap Up, What We've Learned, and Possible Paths Forward
Wrap Up, What We've Learned, and Possible Paths Forward (4MB), Bruce Lippy, CPWR
12:00 noon Adjourn
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