Evaluating the gulf oil spill health and safety training: Examining effectiveness among worker sub-populations in the gulf states
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Occupational health and safety
Explain the Gulf Oil Spill (GOS) health and safety training evaluation model in assessing worker health and safety in disaster response. Discuss the results of the GOS health and safety training evaluation for various sub-populations of workers assisting in the environmental clean-up activities. Describe the use of the results in ensuring continuous quality improvement of the worker health and safety training and related policy development regarding disaster response.
Keyword(s): Evaluation, Occupational Safety
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 20 years of applied and academic experience in intervention effectiveness research. I have served as principal scientist for various research projects that evaluate the effectiveness of interventions including labor and minority worker safety training, and leadership and emergency preparedness training programs for public health workers. I have also served as lead evaluator for the South Central Center for Public Health Preparedness and South Central Public Health Training Center for Tulane University.
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.