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Free Webinar – Tools for a Successful Workplace Safety & Health Program
Posted - Feb 12, 2018

 

Free Webinar: Tools for a Successful Workplace Safety & Health Program

Join the Safe + Sound Campaign on Wednesday, February 21st at 2:00 pm EST for a free, live webinar presented by CPWR: The Center for Construction Research and Training. Learn more about two resources, the Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) program and the Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT), which can be adapted to any industry to support efforts to develop effective safety leaders and create a strong safety climate.

The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) program, a free, OSHA 30-hour approved elective released in January 2017, has already been used to provide thousands of construction foremen and other lead workers with safety leadership skills and information. The Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) website and free online resource allows contractors and their employees to assess and find ways to improve the safety climate at their worksite.

Presented by: 

  • Andrew Levinson, Deputy Director, OSHA Directorate of Standards & Guidance
  • Linda Goldenhar, Director, Evaluation & Research, CPWR
  • Tom Shanahan, Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management, National Roofing Contractors Association
  • Keith J. Vitkovich, Executive Director, Roofers & Waterproofers Research and Education Joint Trust Fund

Register Now!

Each month, Safe + Sound Campaign organizers will make educational content about safety and health programs available in the form of live or prerecorded webinars. 

 

List of Safety Events 2018
Posted - Feb 12, 2018

List of Safety Events 2018

2018 Safety Events

Occupational Health Internship Program
Posted - Feb 12, 2018

Gain Hands-On Experience with Workplace Safety & Health Issues Internship Dates: June 18 – August 17, 2018 Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 16, 2018 (Applicants Notified by mid/late March) Organization Description The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) is a national summer program dedicated to help students learn about the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) from those most at stake: working people. Since 2004, OHIP has played a key role in training, mentoring, and inspiring a new generation of OSH professionals to prevent job injury and disease through partnerships with worker and community based organizations. A project of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), OHIP has training sites in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York City, New Orleans, Seattle, and Idaho Falls — new sites may be announced for 2018. Our 2017 projects included the examination of health and safety conditions among workers at ethnic grocery markets in Southern California, investigation of the health and safety experiences of truck drivers in Wyoming, and the investigation of gender violence in temporary, low-wage work in Chicago.

Position Description

Teams of two students are placed with a union or worker organization to investigate job-related health and safety problems among workers, often employed in an under-served or a high hazard job. Projects are designed to maximize interaction between workers and students. OHIP is an applied research experience, where students learn about the OSH field from the workers’ perspective. Project work emphasizes worker interviews and worksite evaluations. At the end of the project, teams provide a “give back” product to the workers and their host union/worker organization, present their project at a national NIOSH videoconference, and produce a final report. Commitment is full-time, including possible evenings or weekends.

Qualifications

Graduate and undergraduate students can apply; some stipends are restricted to US citizens. Non-US citizens must supply documentation of permission to work in the US. Undergraduates must have completed two years, preferably in a field related to public health, environmental studies, or public policy. Graduate students in public health, medicine, nursing, or a related field are encouraged to apply. Recent graduates cannot be out of school for more than six months prior to the start of OHIP (i.e. students are not eligible if they graduated prior to December of 2017). We are looking for students with experience or interest in working with unions or social justice organizations, are organized and self-starting, have good team skills and ideally speak a second language such as Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, etc. We encourage underrepresented minority students to apply.

Compensation

Undergraduate Students = $4,000 stipend

Graduate Students = $5,200 stipend

To Apply

For eligibility info, on-line application and program details go to www.aoec.org/ohip<http://www.aoec.org/ohip>. Additional questions? Contact administrator coordinator Ingrid Denis (idenis@aoec.org<mailto:idenis@aoec.org>, 1-888-347-2632). For further program information, visit www.aoec.org/ohip<http://www.aoec.org/ohip> or email program coordinator Sarah Jacobs (sjacobs@irle.ucla.edu<mailto:sjacobs@irle.ucla.edu>).

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