Developing a Training Framework to address Exposure, Use, and Prevention
October 24-25, 2018
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
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 current opioid epidemic in the U.S. raises many concerns related to use, abuse, and exposure for individuals and communities. Workers fall into a population of high-risk for opioids exposure, and precautionary measures such as personal protective equipment (PPE), clean-up standards, and policies are needed to prevent injuries, illness and fatalities. Employers and unions need to be well-informed on the risks for their workers and ways to protect them.
With grantees and partners across several domestic organizations, unions, and institutions, WTP is well-positioned to address the opioids epidemic and what it means for workers and communities. During this workshop, WTP grantees, partners, and federal stakeholders convened to discuss the current opioids issue, and the threat it poses to workers in various occupations. The goal of this workshop was to shape a training framework and response that will raise awareness on the issue, and further ensure the protection of workers and communities.
- Participant list (40KB)
- Workshop Report (12MB)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
|9:15 a.m.|| NIEHS Updates (1MB)
Chip Hughes, Sharon Beard, Demia Wright, Kathy Ahlmark, and Jim Remington, NIEHS WTP
|9:45 a.m.|| NIEHS Grants Management Update (380KB)
Molly Puente, Ph.D., NIEHS
|10:00 a.m.||Hurricanes Florence/Michael Recovery Discussion|
|11:00 a.m.||Concurrent Sessions
Business Official Meeting (792KB)
Workshop: Opioid-Related Hazards in the Workplace: Developing a Training Framework to Address Exposure, Use, and Prevention
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Jr., NIEHS WTP
|1:15 p.m.|| Keynote Address (2MB)
John Howard, M.D., Director, National Institute for "Occupational Safety and Health"
|2:30 p.m.||Opioid Exposure: Occupational Hazards and Other Risk Factors for Workers|
|3:30 p.m.||Small Group Activity: Assessment of the Current State of Worker Training and Protection from Occupational Exposure to Opioids|
|4:15 p.m.||Report Back from Small Groups|
Thursday, October 25, 2018
|9:00 a.m.||Treatment and Recovery
|10:15 a.m.||Small Group Activity: Developing a Training Framework Related to Opioid Treatment and Recovery|
|11:15 a.m.||Prevention: Strategies for Protecting and Educating Workers|
|1:15 p.m.||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|3:00 p.m.||Report Back from Breakout Groups|
|3:45 p.m.||Discussion on Developing a Training Framework for Opioid Awareness and Prevention|
|4:30 p.m.||Wrap-up and Adjourn|