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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

NIEHS WTP COVID-19 Webinar Series: Practical Considerations for Using Portable Air Cleaners to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Aerosols
Monday, August 16, 2021
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EDT
Event registration: ZoomGov link

In this webinar, participants will learn about 1) assessing ventilation systems within a building or space and 2) selection and use of portable air cleaner(s), when appropriate. Site-specific assessments are essential to determine the selection and use of portable air cleaners or if other ventilation methods are not feasible. Ventilation and filtration of indoor air are key methods for preventing the spread of COVID-19, influenza, and many other infectious diseases. Participants will learn about the difference between natural and mechanical ventilation; recommendations from American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); and field experience in improving ventilation or using portable air cleaners to remove contaminated air from different types of work areas.

English/Spanish interpretation will be available during this webinar.

Speakers will include:

  • William Bahnfleth, Ph.D., PE, FASHRAE, FASME, FISIAQ, Professor, Pennsylvania State University and Chair, ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force
  • Thomas C. Smith, M.S.E.E., Mechanical Engineer and Industrial Hygienist Chair, AIHA/ANSI Z9 Ventilation Standards for Safety and Health and Chair, ASHRAE TC 9.10 Laboratory Systems
  • Moderator: Jonathan Rosen, M.S. CIH FAIHA, National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training

See our factsheet on Selection and Use of Portable Air Cleaners.

Click here to view recordings of previous COVID webinars.

EJ and Natural Disasters/COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Meetings

The Town Hall series is over, but you can still access the event websites.

Upcoming Awardee Webinars

Monthly WTP Awardee Update: July
Monday, July 12, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Event registration: ZoomGov link

Monthly WTP Awardee Update: August
Monday, August 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Event registration: ZoomGov link

Upcoming Workshops and Awardee Meetings

2021 Fall Awardee Meeting and Workshop
October 19-21, 2021
Topic: Advancing Partnerships to Improve Worker Health and Safety

Past Meetings

Other Past WTP Meetings and Workshops


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