Monday, November 13, 2006

Workplace Safety Training

Two New Training Opportunities

National Labor College Train The Trainer

Would you like to learn how to teach union members and other workers about safety and health from a union/worker perspective, how to involve workers in safety and health, and learn how to make the union/organization more effective in tackling safety and health problems? Do you want to improve your training skills on workplace health and safety? Do you want to learn a fun, interactive way to do all of these things?

Well, it's your lucky day. The National Labor College (used to be called the Meany Center for Labor Studies) in Silver Spring, Maryland is offering another workplace safety and health Train-the-Trainer course February 11 – 16, 2007. The program is for union and community organization activists, staff, and local union health and safety representatives who would like to teach workers 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.

And best of all, financial assistance is available.

More information here.

NYCOSH and The New York City Central Labor Council

Meanwhile, if you're in New York, you can take advantage of a training program for union staff and members who are committed to improving health and safety in their workplaces, sponsored by the New York City Central Labor Council, in conjunction with the NNew York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). It's a great way to keep up-to-date on the issues, to meet fellow activists who are grappling with similar problems, and to work together to improve the safety and health of all union members in our City.

Attend at least five sessions, and you’ll receive a health and safety certificate; you will also become a member of the Council’s Health and Safety Network. Sessions will be three hours in length, and will start in December.

For more information, contact the Labor Council at 212-604-9552.