271652 Worker training and capacity building for disasters

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Joseph Hughes Jr., MPH , Director, Worker Education and Training Branch, NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC
A summary of key issues from the NIEHS workshop report on lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Talk will examine the best ways to apply them to disaster response planning and training before another incident occurs. Specifically, this report examines training for safety and health protection during the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil release in the Gulf Coast as seen by response workers, community members, and federal partners who were in the field during the response.

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Occupational health and safety
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe factors influencing community resilience through preparedness training. Alleviate the burden of environmental disparities in US Gulf Coast communities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Mr. Hughes is currently director of an innovative federal safety and health training program based at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The program supports cooperative agreements to develop and deliver model safety and health training programs for workers involved in hazardous substances response with numerous universities, unions, community colleges and other non-profit organizations throughout the nation.
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.