Monday, August 09, 2004

Safety & Health Train-the-Trainer Program

The George Meany Center for Labor Studies will hold a six-day "train the trainer” program on workplace health and safety for union activists, staff, and local union health and safety representatives who would like to teach their membership about workplace health and safety issues. The course uses a participatory popular education approach.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of workplace health and safety, with a focus on the topics below. They will also learn how to teach or facilitate classes on these subjects for other union members. Specific topics to be covered include:
  • Worker and Union Roles in Workplace Safety and Health

  • Identifying Hazards in the Workplace

  • Legal Health and Safety Rights of Workers and Unions

  • Record keeping (OSHA 300 Log) Requirements

  • Introduction to Ergonomics

  • Effective Health and Safety Committees
The course will be held February 20-25, 2005 and will cost between $1015 and $1120 which includes a single room for six nights (Saturday - Thursday) and all meals (cost per person for a double room is $745 to $880). Financial assistance is available.

For more information, contact Sharon Simon at GMC-NLC, (301) 431-5414, or e-mail her at