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.
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.
- Click here to view recordings of previous COVID webinars.
- Click here to view recordings of previous Evaluation Community of Practice webinars.
- Click here to view recordings of previous Opioids and Substance Use 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 Virtual 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.
- Fall 2021 WTP Awardee Meeting and Workshop
- Spring 2021 WTP Awardee Meeting and Workshop
- Fall 2020 WTP Awardee Meeting and Workshop
- Spring 2020 WTP Awardee Meeting and Emory/NIEHS Workshop
- Spring 2019 WTP Awardee Meeting and Workshop
- Fall 2018 Awardee Meeting and Opioid-Related Hazards in the Workplace Workshop
- Spring 2018 WTP Awardee Meeting and National Trainers’ Exchange