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1 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM AIHCE 2013: DOE IH MEETING Montreal, Canada May 20, 2013 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – DOE Nuclear Worker Training Update

2 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM NIEHS/DOE COLLABORATIVE WHO WE ARE AND GOALS OF THE PROGRAM GHS TRAINING AND OTHER TRAINING OUTREACH NTC/NIEHS WORKER SAFETY COLLOBRATIVE SAFETY CULTURE MEETING- JUNE 11-12, 2013 IN Washington, DC

3 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM To provide safety and health training that is both site specific and trade-specific in view of the fact that DOE sites are complicated, featuring a combination of nuclear, industrial, demolition, and construction activities To ensure that DOE site workers are prepared to work safely in hazardous environments To provide workers with sufficient knowledge to identify hazardous situations and to take appropriate actions to protect themselves, fellow workers, and the environment. What Is the Goal of the Program?

4 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM International Association of Fire Fighters International Union of Operating Engineers United Steelworkers of America International Chemical Workers Union LIUNA Training and Education Fund (formerly Laborers/Associated General Contractors Education and Training Fund) International Brotherhood of Teamsters CPWR - Center for Construction Research and Training Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute Who Are the Awardees of the Program?

5 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM DOE/NIEHS Training Delivery Update Approximately 30,000 DOE workers are now trained annually at over 30 cleanup sites 1963 courses at 365,083 contact hours of training Focus training at Hanford, Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, Savannah River, Idaho Falls, Paducah and Nevada Test Site Wide range of hazardous waste & emergency response classes offered

6 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM Across the DOE complex 5,802,068 contact hours of safety and health training were delivered by the NIEHS/DOE awardees between 1993 and Awardees trained 425,675 workers and presented 29,724 classroom and hands-on training courses since In , 29,842 workers received 365,083 contact hours of training in 1,963 classes. How Many Are Trained?

7 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM GHS TRAINING AND OUTREACH GHS NEW CURRICULA DEVELOPED Center for Construction Research and Training International Union of Operating Engineers International Association of Fire Fighters Midwest Consortium – University of Cincinnati Curricula is housed at the NIEHS Clearinghouse at DOE COLLABORATIVE GHS MATERIALS DOE NTC/NIEHS (Training Workgroup) 10 CFR 851 (The Worker Safety and Health Rule) Integrated Safety Management (ISM)

8 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM 2012 NATIONAL TRAINERS’ EXCHANGE FOR DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINERS May 2012 in Knoxville TN 30 plus workshops and trainings Material(agenda, training tools, presentations and other handouts) available at NIEHS National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training - ndex.cfm ndex.cfm

9 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM CPWR/NIOSH Safety Culture Meeting NIOSH NORA, CPWR and NIEHS Worker Training Awardees partnering for this meeting June 11-12, 2013 Washington DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel Putting Safety Culture into Perspective: Key definitions and considerations Research- How do research findings inform safety culture/climate? NIEHS Track will focus on the Role of Training in Safety and Health Programs and Safety Culture

10 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM More information sources… NIEHS Worker Training Homepage NIEHS National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training NIEHS Curricula Catalog

11 WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM Sharon D. Beard, Industrial Hygienist Worker Education and Training Program ed/dert/wet/staff/beard/index.cfm Phone P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-14, RTP, NC Contact Information


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