3262.1: Monday, November 13, 2000 - 8:30 PM

Abstract #4555

Computer and internet-based training for safety and health

Ruth Ruttenberg, PhD1, John Moran, BS2, and Don Elisburg, JD2. (1) Director, National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training, 5107 Benton Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-571-4226, rra@dgs.dgsys.com, (2) Consultant, 1605 Savanah Hwy, North, SC 29112

In April 1999, the Worker Education and Training Program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences sponsored a technical workshop, "Computer and Internet-Based Training for Safety and Health." Over 70 training experts from around the country attended worker trainers, professional trainers, government officials, representatives of labor and management, and academicians. More than a dozen groups demonstrated their state-of-the-art work in distance training. The presentation will provide results of the consensus report arising from the workshop, by reviewing the array of distance learning that is available electronically and focusing on how to merge the best aspects of virtual training with the best of hands-on, interactive, face-to-face training. The current opportunities and limitations of existing technology will also be discussed and guidelines for its use suggested.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify the array of distance learing that is available electronically. 2. Recognize how best to merge virtual training with face-to-face training. 3. Describe the opportunities and limitations of existing computer-based training technology

Keywords: Training, Information Technology

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA