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Your Environment. Your Health.

A Vision for 2025: NIEHS Worker Training Program Looking to the Future

September 22-24, 2020
Virtual Workshop

A Vision for 2025: NIEHS Worker Training Program Looking to the Future Virtual Workshop September 22-24, 2020 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Worker Training Program


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.

Agenda

Workshop Report

Presentations

Pre-Conference Events:

Monday, September 21, 2020

Time Topic
11:30 a.m. Olden Distinguished Lecture: Economic Inequality and Health (Recorded Webinar) 

4:00 p.m. Honoring Eula Bingham, A Virtual Memorial Remembrance, September 21, 2020 

Awardee Meeting:

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time Topic
10:30 a.m. Data Management System (DMS) Overview & Changes (Recorded Webinar) 
1:00 p.m. Welcome and NIEHS Update Welcome and NIEHS Update (951KB) (Recorded Webinar) 
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Jr., Sharon Beard, Demia Wright, Kathy Ahlmark, and Jim Remington, NIEHS Worker Training Program
2:20 p.m. Clearinghouse Update Clearinghouse Update (2MB) (Recorded Webinar) 
Deborah Weinstock, National Clearinghouse/MDB, Inc.
2:30 p.m. Grants Management Update Grants Management Update (639KB) (Recorded Webinar) 
Jenny Greer and Lisa Edwards, NIEHS Grants Management
3:00 p.m. Legislative Overview/Update Legislative Overview/Update (96KB) (Recorded Webinar)  
April Bennett, NIEHS and Donald Elisburg, National Clearinghouse

Workshop:

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Time Topic
10:00 a.m. Workshop Welcome Workshop Welcome (116KB) (Recorded Webinar) 
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Jr., NIEHS
10:05 a.m. Keynote Address: A Vision for 2025 (Recorded Webinar) 
Linda Rae Murray, M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
10:30 a.m. Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program (Recorded Webinar) 
Chip Hughes and Ashlee Fitch, United Steelworkers/Tony Mazzocchi Center
  • Program Overview, Kick-Off Thoughts
    Chip Hughes
  • Insights from Champions and Key Leaders
    Facilitated By: Ashlee Fitch
    • Mark Catlin, SEIU (retired)
    • Donald Elisburg, National Clearinghouse
    • Tim Fields, MDB, Inc.
    • Jill James, Health & Safety Institute/Vivid Learning Systems
  • Breakouts
  • Report Backs From Groups and Key Takeaways
    Facilitated By: Ashlee Fitch
1:00 p.m. Environmental Careers Worker Training Program (Recorded Webinar) 
Sharon Beard, NIEHS; Kevin Riley, Ph.D., UCLA-LOSH/WRCU; and Yodit Semu, UCLA-LOSH/WRCU
  • ECWTP Program Overview, Kick-off Thoughts Environmental Careers Worker Training Program Overview (813KB)
    Sharon Beard and Yodit Semu
  • Insights from Champions and Key Leaders
    Facilitated By: Yodit Semu
    • Beverly Wright, Ph.D., Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
    • Michelle DePass, Meyer Memorial Trust
    • Sherri Bell, Former ECWTP student, Los Angeles Black Worker Center
    • Martanaze Hancock, UIC Government Services
  • Charge to Breakouts
    Kevin Riley
  • Report Backs From Groups and Key Takeaways
    Facilitated By: Kevin Riley
2:15 p.m. Nuclear Worker Training Program (Recorded Webinar) 
Demia Wright, NIEHS and Gary Gustafson, CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training
  • Nuclear Worker Training Program Overview Nuclear Worker Training Program Overview (1MB)
    Demia Wright and Rochelle Zimmerman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Managment
  • Insights from Program Champions and Grantees
    Facilitated By: Gary Gustafson
    • Perspective from a DOE Colleague
      Patricia Aldridge, ANR Group, Inc. at HAMMER Volpentest Training Center
    • Perspective from our NIEHS-DOE Liason
      Ted Giltz, NIEHS contractor
    • Perspective from a DOE Contractor Perspective from a DOE Contractor (112KB)
      Shayne Eyre, Idaho National Laboratory and Chair, Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG) Training Working Group
  • Open Discussion: Current Opportunities and Challenges for the Short- and Long-Term
  • Breakouts
  • Report Backs From Groups and Key Takeaways
    Facilitated By: Demia Wright
3:45 p.m. HAZMAT Disaster Prepardness Training Program (Recorded Webinar) 
Jim Remington, NIEHS and John Scardella, United Steelworkers/Tony Mazzocchi Center
  • Program Overview, Kick-off Thoughts
    Jim Remington
  • USW Specialized Emergency Response Trainers (SERT) Program Overview
    John Scardella
  • Breakouts
  • Report Backs From Groups and Key Takeaways
    Facilitated By: John Scardella

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Time Topic
10:00 a.m. Infectious Disease Training (Recorded Webinar) 
Amber Mitchell, Ph.D., NIEHS contractor and Shawn Gibbs, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • Program Overview, Kick-off Thoughts
    Amber Mitchell
  • Insights, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned and Moving Forward
    Facilitated By: Amber Mitchell
    • Kevin Yeskey, M.D., MDB, Inc.
    • Nina Jaitly, M.D., Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    • Shawn Gibbs, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • Breakouts
  • Report Backs From Groups and Key Takeaways
    Facilitated By: Shawn Gibbs
11:15 a.m. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) e-Learning for HAZMAT Program (Recorded Webinar) 
Kathy Ahlmark, NIEHS and Margaret Rush, Ph.D., Gryphon Scientific
1:30 p.m. Overview of Breakouts Breakouts on Cross-Cutting Program Issues Overview (4MB) (Recorded Webinar)
Chip Hughes
2:00 p.m. Breakouts on Cross-Cutting Progam Issues
  • COVID-19, Wildfires, and Other Disasters
    Jim Remington and Amber Mitchell
  • Environmental and Occupational Justice/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
    Sharon Beard and Donele Wilkins, Green Door Initiative
  • Opioids, Mental Health, Stress and the Workplace
    Jonathan Rosen, National Clearinghouse
  • Increasing Collaborations Among Grantees
    Chip Hughes
  • Evaluation, Monitoring, and Strategic Communications
    Demia Wright
3:45 p.m. Director's Q&A (Recorded Webinar) 
Rick Woychik, Ph.D., Director, NIEHS and NTP
4:00 p.m. Closing Thoughts and Charge to Grantees (Recorded Webinar) 
Darryl Alexander, American Federation of Teachers, consultant
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