New Covid-19 Training
The Worker Training Program recently received $10 million from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020.
Most of these funds will support grantee organizations that will develop, deliver and evaluate infectious disease preparedness and response training for workers in occupations with high risk of exposure to the virus and other hazardous pathogens.
To date, the funds supported development of the training tool Protecting Yourself from Covid-19 in the Workplace (https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/covid19worker/).
Jonathan Rosen, industrial hygienist and consultant with the NIEHS National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training, said the tool includes three modules to increase health and safety awareness for workers who face potential exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
A mobile app is in development in both English and Spanish.
WTP is working with private sector e-learning companies to build a virtual safety training delivery platform on Covid-19. This platform will allow just-in time, web-based training across the country in high-risk industrial sectors.