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Chemical Facility Safety in an Era of Climate Change: Training for Worker Participation and Community Engagement

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences WETP Awardee Meeting Wednesday April 9, 2014 Los Angeles, CA

Awardee Meeting Details

The WETP Awardee Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Westin Los Angeles Airport in Los Angeles, CA. Unlike previous years, the Awardee Meeting took place after the Workshop.

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.

UCLA-LOSH/WETP Workshop Details

The UCLA-LOSH Workshop, sponsored in conjunction with WETP, was held on Tuesday, April 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This workshop also took place at The Westin Los Angeles Airport.

Purpose and Scope of the Workshop
The workshop focused primarily on two recently issued Executive Orders, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security and Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change, and the role WETP awardees might play in each Executive Order. Highlighted issues included the LOHP Refinery Safety Report (656KB) to the California Governor's Interagency Task Force on Refinery Safety, the Federal Agencies report on the Chemical Facility EO and what these reports mean for emergency responders and plant workers. This one day workshop preceded the WETP Awardee Meeting and Clearinghouse Advisory Board Meeting.

Disaster Research Response Exercise Details

The Disaster Research Response Exercise was an optional activity that was held on Monday, April 7th from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. More information about the exercise can be found on the Disaster Exercise webpage.

Participant List

Workshop Report




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Time Topic
8:30-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Linda Delp, UCLA-LOSH; Gwen Collman, NIEHS, Division of Extramural Research and Training, and Joseph "Chip" Hughes, NIEHS, WETP
9:15-10:15 a.m. Disaster Case Study: Richmond-Chevron Fire Panel Discussion
Moderator: Katherine McNamara, UCLA LOSH
10:15-10:30 a.m. Q & A
10:45-11:30 a.m. Disaster Case Study: Richmond Chevron Fire Small Group Table Discussions
12:30-1:30 p.m. Chemical Facility Safety Panel (164KB)
Moderator: Paul Penn, EnMagine, Inc.
1:30-1:45 p.m. Q & A
1:45-2:30 p.m. Chemical Facility Safety Small Group Table Discussions
2:45-3:45 p.m. Climate Change and How Training Can Increase Worker and Community Resilience Panel Discussion
Moderator: Donald Elisburg, Clearinghouse
3:45-4:00 p.m. Q & A
4:00-4:45 p.m. Climate Change and How Training Can Increase Worker and Community Resilience Small Group Table Discussions
4:45-5:15 p.m. Keynote/Wrap-up Speaker
Gina Solomon, California EPA

Awardee Meeting

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Time Topic
8:30-9:15 a.m. Welcome and NIEHS Update (1MB)
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Jr., Sharon D. Beard, Ted Outwater (10MB), Jim Remington, Kathy Ahlmark, Pam Clark (139KB), and Donald Ellis, NIEHS
9:15-9:30 a.m. NIEHS National Clearinghouse Update
Deborah Weinstock, NIEHS Clearinghouse
9:30-10:45 a.m. Accreditation and Credentialing for Instructors and/or Training Programs Panel and Discussion
Moderator: Mitchel Rosen
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Business Official Meeting (134KB)
Pam Clark and Donald Ellis, NIEHS

Program Official Meeting, HWWT/HDPT/DOE Issues
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Ted Outwater, Kathy Ahlmark, and Jim Remington, NIEHS

MWT Meeting (903KB)
Sharon D. Beard, NIEHS
12:00 noon Adjourn
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