174220 Asbestos Awareness Apprentice Training : How Effective is It?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM

Deborah Sillman, BA , Labor Safety and Health, National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD
This paper reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the asbestos training programs for Bricklayer apprentices in Chicago. After surveying apprentices, the author provides recommendations for specific improvements to be made in the program.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the research that rank-and-file trade unionists are doing to promote safety and health in their unions 2. Challenge the new ideas that the student/trade unionists on this panel are testing through their research 3. Learn innovative methods for health and safety training through unions

Keywords: Occupational Health, Occupational Disease

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: There is no conflict of interest
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.