Train the Trainer Program on Workplace Health and Safety

Sponsored by the Labor Safety and Health Training Project
National Labor College

March 2 - 7, 2008

10:00 a.m. Sunday - 4:00 p.m. Friday

National Labor College, George Meany Campus
Silver Spring, Maryland

What: A six-day "train the trainer" program on workplace health and safety using a participatory popular education approach. Participants will learn the fundamentals of workplace health and safety, with a focus on the topics below.  They will also learn how to teach or facilitate classes on these subjects for other union members.  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 Unions
  • Record Keeping (OSHA 300 Log) Requirements
  • Introduction to Ergonomics
  • Effective Health and Safety Committees

Who: This program is for union and community 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.  Participants must be sponsored by their union or organization and must agree to facilitate safety and health training in their union or organization. The union or organization must make a commitment to support the participant in doing health and safety training for its members.

Where: National Labor College at the George Meany Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland.

When: March 2 - 7, 2008.  The program will begin on Sunday at 10:00 a. m. and will run through 4:00 p. m. on Friday.  Participants are expected to arrive on Saturday, March 1 (except for commuters who should arrive Sunday morning).

Cost: A single room for six nights (Saturday-Thursday) and all meals starting with Saturday dinner costs $1162. The cost per person for a double room is $757. For commuters, the cost is $280, which includes lunches and dinners. There is no charge for tuition and materials.

How to Apply: Fill out the attached Application Form, sign it, and also have your sponsoring organization sign the application. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the form in pdf format. The free Acrobat Reader is available for download at the Adobe web site.

When to Apply: By February 4, 2008

Questions: Contact Sharon Simon at the National Labor College, 301-431-5414, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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