UAW NIEHS Worker Training Program Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Response Training (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  • Funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Grant number: 3U45ES006180-28S1

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  • Funder

    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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  • Research Location

    United States of America, Americas
  • Lead Research Institution

  • Research Category

    Health Systems Research

  • Research Subcategory

    Health service delivery

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Project Summary/Abstract The International Union, UAW and its partners propose to conduct training to prevent andreduce exposure to SARS-CoV-2 among healthcare workers, emergency first responders,manufacturing workers, and members of underserved Hispanic/Latino communities. Theparamount goal of this project is to provide workers and members of underserved populationsidentified above with the knowledge, information and skills that they need to protect themselvesfrom Covid-19 and to work with employers and community institutions to establish andimplement programs that will protect them from Covid-19. The specific aims of this proposalare: To modify the NIEHS training tool Protecting Yourself from Covid-19 In the Workplace,using material from previously developed UAW curricula on infectious diseases and make itavailable online. To conduct remote train-the-trainers (TTT) that will train UAW staff and worker-trainers todeliver Covid-19 training and will train them in the use of online platforms for training. To have staff and worker-trainers conduct industry-specific awareness level TTTs forworkplace health and safety representatives, health and safety committees and other local unionleaders responsible for workplace health and safety. To assist local unions and UAW-represented workplaces and UAW consortium partners toidentify hardware and software needs for conducting remote training and to develop realisticplans to meet those needs given available resources. To conduct a remote train-the-trainer (TTT) that will train consortium partners to deliverCovid-19 training. To add a Covid-19 unit to our 40-hour Industrial Emergency Response (IER) techniciantraining, modify the training for delivery online, and deliver one online 40-hour IER class. To modify the NIEHS resiliency training for delivery online and deliver it to UAW members,staff, worker-trainers and UAW health and safety reps to help deal with the emotional straincaused by the pandemic and by responding to it. To conduct program evaluation of all of the above, making use of worker-evaluators, wherepossible, to provide feedback for continual improvement of curricula and delivery methods.