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Your Environment. Your Health.

2015 NIEHS Worker Trainers’ Exchange and HAMMER/NTC Training Event

Hammer Federal Training Center, Hammer/NTC Training Event in conjunction with the NIEHS Worker Trainers' Exchange.  Richland WA, 3/3-3/5/2015

The 2015 HAMMER/NTC Training Event in conjunction with the NIEHS Worker Trainers’ Exchange, held March 3-5, 2015 in Richland, Washington, was a meeting for trainers to network and share ideas about how to create more effective and empowering training, improved training skills, and exchanged ideas, best practices, and techniques. Over 150 trainers and training staff from across the country participated in this unique exchange.

This is the second time that the NIEHS Worker Training Program, in conjunction with NTC and HAMMER, conducted a trainers exchange specifically for health and safety trainers within the DOE complex. The first was in Knoxville, TN in 2012.

A trainers' exchange is designed for trainers to share best practices and new techniques through a series of workshops conducted by the trainers themselves. The goals are to meet and share ideas about how to create more effective and empowering training, improve training skills, and exchange best practices and techniques. The NIEHS WTP has conducted a series of similar exchanges with documented success in achieving these goals.

The NIEHS WTP in partnership with the DOE funds eight consortia to provide safety and health training to the people who make up the workforce engaged in environmental restoration activities at DOE nuclear weapons sites. Over 35,000 workers are trained annually under this program.

Agenda

Presentations

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time Topic
8:00-9:30 a.m.

Safety Topic – “VPP, What it Means to You”
Bob Legard, Training Director, Central Washington Building Trades Council, and Randy Coleman, Training Director, Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council

HAMMER Partnerships and History
Karen McGinnis, Director, HAMMER Federal Training Center

Keynote Speaker
Glenn Podonsky, Director, DOE Office of Enterprise Assessments

Welcoming Remarks
David Foster, Senior Advisor, DOE Office of the Secretary
Todd Lapointe, Director, EM-41, Safety Management for DOE-EM
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Program Director, Worker Training Program, NIEHS

9:45-10:30 a.m.

Workshop Block 1

  1. Respiratory Training: The Essential People, Processes and Props 
    HAMMER Hands-on Training Demo
    Dave Riddle
  2. Dynamic Learning Through the Use of Simulators (4MB)
    HAMMER Hands-on Training Demo Con Ops

    Stan Scott
  3. Lockout/Tagout: Innovative Technologies & Instructional Strategies to Enhance Training (477KB)
    HAMMER Hands-on Training Demo

    Jen Bilskis and Chris Holway
  4. When Good Equipment Goes Bad: Electrical Safety at Home and Work (6MB)
    HAMMER Hands-on Training Demo

    Jack Strait and Alan Aunspaugh
  5. Teaching Instructors how to Assess the Radiation Worker II Practical Factors / LIUNA
    Cindy Herleikson
  6. Fall Protection: Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) Demonstration (601KB)
    HAMMER/ Hanford Hands-on Training Demo

    Chris Lesperance
10:50-11:35 a.m.

Workshop Block 2

  1. Respiratory Training: The Essential People, Processes and Props
    HAMMER Hands-on Training Demo

    Dave Riddle
  2. Dynamic Learning Through the Use of Simulators (4MB)
    HAMMER Hands-on Training Demo Con Ops

    Stan Scott
  3. Lockout/Tagout: Innovative Technologies & Instructional Strategies to Enhance Training (477KB)
    HAMMER Hands-on Training Demo

    Jen Bilskis and Chris Holway
  4. When Good Equipment Goes Bad: Electrical Safety at Home and Work (6MB)
    HAMMER Hands-on Training Demo

    Jack Strait and Alan Aunspaugh
  5. Teaching Instructors how to Assess the Radiation Worker II Practical Factors / LIUNA -Continued
    Cindy Herleikson
  6. Fall Protection: Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) Demonstration (601KB)
    HAMMER/ Hanford Hands-on Training Demo

    Chris Lesperance
12:55-2:25 p.m.

Workshop Block 3

  1. 10 CFR 851 Training for Construction Workers/CPWR (3MB)
    George Newman and Kelly Dykes
  2. Making a Positive Difference in Construction Safety & Health by Improving Safety Culture, Safety Climate & Safety Leadership/ CPWR
    Dr. Linda Goldenhar
  3. Strategies for Correcting Health and Safety Misinformation: A Case Study/University of Texas (2MB)
    Dr. Robert Emery
  4. Generational Difference: Bridging the Communication Gap Between Generations / DSCEJ
    Darian Williams
  5. Keeping the Refresher Fun! How to Update a Refresher Course to Keep Workers Engaged in the Learning Process / IBT
    Ivan Howard, Carol Lorenzen, Earl Wilder, and Marvin Raymond
  6. Disaster Worker Resilience/National Clearinghouse (1MB)
    Handout (124KB)
    Jonathan Rosen
  7. New Electronics and Technologies in the Classroom/ CPWR
    Dean Beaver
2:45-4:15 p.m.

Workshop Block 4

  1. Assertion Evidence Approach to Improving Safety Training/ CPWR
    Dr. Bruce Lippy
  2. Ethical Decision-Making Tools for Enhancing Organizational Safety Culture/University of Texas (1MB)
    Dr. Robert Emery and Dr. Janelle Rios
  3. Workplace Violence Awareness Briefing - Walk Through Directors Cut/National Training Center/Chenega
    Rob Adelman
  4. Training Reciprocity: Understanding the Process/HAMMER (952KB)
    Brian Killand, Bob Legard, Richard Smith, Pete Wells, and Ted Giltz
  5. Field Work Supervisor Program Improvements at Mission Support Alliance/HAMMER
    Gerald Eaton
  6. Heat Stress Training for Trainers/ USW
    Bernie Mizula
  7. Burn Prop Photo Op

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Time Topic
8:00-9:30 a.m.

Workshop Block 5

  1. Assertion Evidence Approach to Improving Safety Training/ CPWR
    Dr. Bruce Lippy
  2. Tools to Simplify the Complex Administration of DOE Training/HAMMER
    Just Joplin and Gerald Eaton
  3. New Refresher Curriculum Development / ICWUC
    John Morawetz and Thomas Duncan
  4. Growing Training Collaboration Across DOE/NTC
    Willie Edwards and Rob Adelman
    SharePoint in a Learning Environment/NTC
    Boyd Near and Willie Edwards
  5. Radiological / Nuclear Terrorism: Teaching Instructors Early Phase Protective Action Guidance - IAFF & HAMMER
    Richard Schuleck and Thom Hogg
  6. Kagan Professional Development: The Dynamic Trainer/Kagan Professional Development
    8 hour course
    Christie Kagan
9:50-11:15 a.m.

Workshop Block 6

  1. Workplace Violence Awareness Briefing - Walk Through Directors Cut
    Rob Adelman
  2. Burn Prop Photo Op
  3. Making a Positive Difference in Construction Safety & Health by Improving Safety Culture, Safety Climate & Safety Leadership/ CPWR
    Dr. Linda Goldenhar
  4. Addressing Cultural Differences: Communications with Special Populations / DSCEJ
    Bruce McClue and Kim Chapital
  5. Radiological / Nuclear Terrorism: Teaching Instructors Early Phase Protective Action Guidance - IAFF & HAMMER
    Richard Schuleck and Thom Hogg
  6. Commanding the Classroom, Essential Tips to be an Effective Instructor/ IAFF
    C. J. Haberkorn
  7. Kagan Workshop (continued)
    Christie Kagan
12:25-1:55 p.m.

Workshop Block 7

  1. Disaster Worker Resilience/National Clearinghouse (1MB)
    Handout (124KB)
    Johnathan Rosen
  2. Globally Harmonized Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) for the Advanced Users/MSA and HAMMER (2MB)
    Raja Atallah and Pete Wells
  3. Basic Teaching Techniques: Not Just for Beginners / IUOE NTF
    Barb McCabe
  4. Using Technology in Your Training / ICWUC
    Pat Goble and Scott Downing
  5. Supplementing Classroom Training Through Virtual Environments/Vivid Learning Systems (1MB)
    Jana Humphreys, Mike Case, and Lance Amato
  6. Training Reciprocity: Understanding the Process/HAMMER (952KB)
    Brian Killand, Bob Legard, Richard Smith, Pete Wells, and Ted Glitz
  7. Kagan Workshop (continued)
    Christie Kagan
2:15-4:15 p.m.

Workshop Block 8

  1. Risk Communications
    Regina Lundgren
  2. Toxicology Review/ USW
    Bernie Mizula
  3. Development of New Trainers/ICWUC
    Bill Hoobler and Carol Ellis
  4. Incident Investigation: Determining Root Causes, System Failures & Recommendations for Safer Processes & Workplaces / United Steelworkers
    Wes Moore and David Cassady
  5. New Electronics and Technologies in the Classroom/ CPWR
    Dean Beaver
  6. Cranes and Rigging Hands on Training Techniques/ UAW
    Carl Little
  7. Kagan Workshop (continued)
    Christie Kagan

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Time Topic
8:00-9:30 a.m.

Labor Training Working Group Meeting

9:45-11:30 a.m.

Labor Training Working Group Meeting

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Contractor Training Director/Manager Meeting
Ted Giltz

2:45-4:15 p.m.

Contractor Training Director/Manager Meeting
Ted Giltz

Questions?

For more information, contact Kerri (Moran) Voelker at 919-794-4710 or kmoran@michaeldbaker.com.

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