Sunday, October 16, 2005

Health and Safety Train-the-Trainer Course

The George Meany National Labor College and the (former) AFL-CIO Department of Occupational Safety and Health is offering another workplace safety and health Train-the-Trainer course January 29 - February 3, 2006. Participants in the six-day program will learn how to teach union members and other workers about safety and health from a union perspective, learn how to involve members in safety and health and how to make union more effective in tackling safety and health problems.

This program is 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 program will have approximately 20 participants who must be sponsored by their union or organization and must agree to facilitate safety and health training in their union or organization. It will be held at National Labor College at the George Meany Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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 Union
  • Record keeping (OSHA 300 Log) Requirements
  • Introduction to Ergonomics
  • Effective Health and Safety Committees
More information here.