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Worker Training in a New Era : Responding to New Threats

By Mitchell, Clifford S.

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Title: Worker Training in a New Era : Responding to New Threats  
Author: Mitchell, Clifford S.
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Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collections: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Mitchell, C. S. (n.d.). Worker Training in a New Era : Responding to New Threats. Retrieved from http://www.worldebooklibrary.net/


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Excerpt: Other findings from the conference can be summarized as follows. First, there are significant differences among different workforce sectors in the degree to which they are prepared to respond to the threat of CBRNE attacks. Some workers, particularly emergency responders, may receive considerable training while many others receive little or no applicable training. Second, training for new CBRNE threats should be integrated into basic safety and health training, in a unified training plan that builds on and supplements other current training requirements. Third, the many Federal agencies involved in regulating or guiding the activities of certain industries must also coordinate their guidance and regulations regarding worker training. This would help in the creation of a core recommended or required training curriculum, which many participants at the conference felt would be very helpful. Fourth, at all levels of response, training should reflect a high degree of coordination between the emergency response and public health communities. And fifth, whatever the training plan, an essential element must be frequent and

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TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY............................................................................................................5 INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................10 BACKGROUND.........................................................................................................................10 THEME 1: LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT WORKER TRAINING FROM RECENT EVENTS......................................................................................................................................13 Lessons Learned: World Trade Center and the Pentagon........................................................13 Lessons Learned: Anthrax in the Mail.....................................................................................16 Emergency Response Plans: Lessons Learned and Applied....................................................18 THEME 2: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN WORKER SAFETY TRAINING BY WORKFORCE SECTOR..........................................................................................................20 Transportation Sector...............................................................................................................20 Manufacturing Sector...............................................................................................................21 Health Care Sector...................................................................................................................23 Emergency Response Personnel...............................................................................................24 Skilled Support Personnel.........................................................................................................26 Post-Emergency Response Clean-Up Operations....................................................................27 THEME 3: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A NEW TRAINING AGENDA..........................28 General Recommendations: Knowledge and Skill Recommendations for All Workers..........28 Recommendations for Development and Implementation of New Training Components........33 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEXT STEPS.................................................35 APPENDIX 1. CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS..........................................37 APPENDIX 2. DETAILED SUMMARY OF BREAKOUT SESSIONS...............................39 APPENDIX 3. SPONSORS.....................................................................................................53 APPENDIX 4. PARTICIPANTS.....................................................................................54

 

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