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Meetings & Workshops

Worker Training Program

Each year, the Worker Training Program (WTP) holds technical webinars, meetings, and workshops. These events address scientific, administrative, and regulatory issues related to training workers who work with and clean up hazardous materials and who respond to emergencies involving hazardous substances, including viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Upcoming Webinars

SBIR FOA Informational Webinar/Q&A Session
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
Event registration: Zoom meeting link

The NIEHS Worker Training Program will hold an informational webinar and Q&A session related to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): SBIR E-Learning for HAZMAT and Emergency Response (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), RFA-ES-22-004. Please see the WTP Clinical Trial FAQ page for additional important information.

NIEHS Webinar Series | Opioids and the Workplace: Prevention and Response

COVID-19: Impact on Worker Mental Health and Substance Use, Workplace Solutions
Introduction and Use of New Worker Training Module

Thursday, August 25, 2022
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Event registration: Zoom meeting link
Simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish will be provided

This interactive training will introduce participants to a new module that builds on the existing NIEHS Worker Training Program Opioid/Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in the Workplace training curricula. The new module is an additional training resource about the work-related causes, impacts, and solutions to addiction and mental health effects, aggravated during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Pandemic conditions have had a negative impact on worker and community mental health resulting in increased rates of stress, anxiety, and depression. This has led to increased use of drugs and alcohol and instances of people in recovery going back to using. Essential workers have faced a dual concern: 1) avoiding infection at work and 2) avoiding bringing home infection to their families. All of this was in the context of frequently changing guidelines from federal, state, and local authorities and inadequate resources to combat the surges.

Participants will review the new material, consider how to integrate it into existing opioid/SUD programs, and how to tailor it to specific training populations.

This training is sponsored by NIEHS, NIOSH, and AIHA with support from the NIH Office of Disease Prevention.

Past Webinars

Upcoming Awardee Webinars

Monthly WTP Awardee Update: July
Monday, July 11, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Event registration: ZoomGov link

Monthly WTP Awardee Update: August
Monday, August 8, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Event registration: ZoomGov link

Monthly WTP Awardee Update: September
Monday, September 12, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Event registration: ZoomGov link

Upcoming Workshops and Awardee Meetings

Spring 2022 WTP Awardee Meeting and Workshop:
Preparing Workers for the Impacts of Climate Change through Training
Tuesday - Thursday, May 17-19, 2022
Meeting Website

Fall 2022 WTP Awardee Meeting and Workshop
Wednesday - Friday, October 19-21, 2022
Research Triangle Park, NC
Topic: to be announced
Scheduling note: The Clearinghouse Advisory Board Meeting will be held the morning of Wednesday, October 19.

Past Meetings

Other Past WTP Meetings and Workshops


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