251679 How information clearinghouses can serve as a source for environmental health messaging for employers and workers

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Deborah L. Weinstock, MS , National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training, Washington, DC
The NIEHS National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training provides worker training curricula and resources for NIEHS WETP grantees, staff and the general public. Handling of hazardous materials and responding to national disasters are critical scenarios which support the action of environmental messaging through NIEHS' Clearinghouse.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Occupational health and safety

Learning Objectives:
1) Identify two ways that clearinghouses provide environmental messages for those involved in the response effort during an emergency. 2) List two examples of incidents when a clearinghouse provided information about worker safety training programs and other training resources.

Keywords: Health Communications, Environmental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I oversee a National Clearinghouse which focuses on communicating health and safety information to workers and the public.
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.