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Fall 2008 Awardee Meeting and Workshop

Workshop: October 16 - 17, 2008

Click on the links below to view presentations and breakout session reports from Thursday, October 16, 2008 and Friday, October 17, 2008 at the NIEHS WETP 2008 Fall Conference: Implications for Safety and Health Training in a Green Economy Technical Workshop.  Please note: presentations and breakout session reports can be accessed by clicking on the presentation title or presenter's name.  A full summary of presentations and breakout session reports is available at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Overview
Joseph "Chip" Hughes, Director, Worker Education and Training Program, NIEHS
Sam Wilson, Acting Director, NIEHS

9:10 - 9:40 a.m.

Key Note
Dave Foster, Executive Director, Blue-Green Alliance (retired USW District 11, Director)
(Presentation not available)

9:40 - 10:50 a.m.

Plenary 1: Key Policy Drivers for Green Initiatives

This panel discussed some of the key policy drivers for the emerging green economy, including which policy drivers have funds attached to them, policy drivers besides legislation to pay attention to, and how these drivers may impact safety and health training.

Moderator:Joseph "Chip" Hughes, NIEHS
J. Phillip Thompson, MIT
Jason Walsh, Green for AllDownload Adobe Reader(616KB)

John Warner, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry (Presentation not available)

11:10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Plenary 2: Green Chemistry

This panel addressed such questions as "What is green chemistry? What are the exposure effects of green technologies? What is the connection between green chemistry and hazardous materials training?"

Moderator: Paul Renner, Labor Institute
Terrence Collins, Institute for Green Science, Carnegie Mellon University (Presentation available upon request)
John Warner, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry (Presentation not available)
Evan Beach, Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering, Yale University Download Adobe Reader(910 KB)
Denise Patel, NJ Work Environment Council Download Adobe Reader(154 KB)  Fact Sheet Download Adobe Reader(43 KB)


1:30 - 2:40 p.m.

Plenary 3: Environmental Justice and Good/Green Jobs for All

Examples of transformations being made by traditional environmental justice organizations as they embrace green jobs programs were shared, as well as opportunities for collaboration and funding from foundations and other organizations. The changes being made by community colleges in preparing for the green jobs revolution were also discussed.

Moderator: Sharon D. Beard, NIEHS
Donele Wilkins, Detroiters Working for Environmental JusticeDownload Adobe Reader(2.49MB)
Michele DePass, Ford Foundation (Presentation not available)
Jason Walsh, Green for All Download Adobe Reader(915KB)
Kirk Laflin, Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) Download Adobe Reader(3.5MB)

2:50 - 4:20 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Green Chemistry
Facilitator: Paul Renner, Labor Institute

Environmental Justice and Good/Green Jobs
Facilitators: Amanda Allen, OAI, Inc.
Jerry Repka II, Louisiana Carpenters Regional Council Apprenticeship & Training

Green Remediation and Construction
Facilitator: Tim Fields, National Clearinghouse/MDB Inc.

4:20 - 5:00 p.m.

Report back from breakouts and wrap up for the day

October 16, 2008 Meeting Notes Download Adobe Reader(104KB)

Friday, October 17, 2008

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Joseph "Chip" Hughes, NIEHS

9:10 - 9:40 a.m.

Key Note
Raquel Pinderhughes, Download Adobe Reader(1.1MB)  Author Green Collar Jobs: An Analysis of the Capacity of Green Businesses to Provide High Quality Jobs for Men and Women with Barriers to Employment, A Case Study of Berkeley California

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Plenary 4: Green Remediation and Construction
This panel answered questions such as "What is green remediation and will new remedies require new skills from workers? Will new remedies bring new hazards for workers?" It also considered issues around green construction and retrofitting.

Moderator: Tim Fields, National Clearinghouse/MDB, Inc.
Jim Platner, CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and TrainingDownload Adobe Reader(906 KB)
Gary Gustafson, Laborers - AGC (Presentation not available)
Carlos Pachon, EPA, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation Download Adobe Reader(629 KB)
Mark Burzinski, Bechtel Corporation - ES&H Services (Presentation not available)

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Summary Panel: Insights and Future Directions

(Presentation Not Available)

Moderator: Donald Elisburg, National Clearinghouse

Green Chemistry
Paul Renner, Labor Institute

Environmental Justice and Good/Green Jobs
Craig Slatin, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Green Remediation/Green Construction
Gary Gustafson, Laborers - AGC

October 17, 2008 Meeting Notes Download Adobe Reader( 43KB)

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