Trainings

The NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program offers resources for training in a variety of topics on worker safety and health.

Staying Safe at Work: A Curriculum for Teaching Workers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities about Health and Safety on the Job

Staying Safe at Work is a six-lesson training program designed to teach basic occupational safety and health knowledge and skills to young and older workers, and students with disabilities. It was developed by the Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California Berkeley with support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The full curriculum with training materials can be found on the CDC-NIOSH website (opens new window)

The Staying Safe at Work curriculum is designed as a Train-the-Trainer course for staff at supported employment agencies, community vocational rehabilitation programs, high-school transition programs, and other organizations and companies that place in jobs or hire workers with disabilities. The curriculum can help teach students or consumers/employees the foundational job safety and health skills that all workers need. The curriculum uses highly interactive and fun learning activities to teach workplace safety and health skills, which are general, transferable, and can apply across all jobs and industries.

For in-person training of your staff, please email Karla Armenti or call 603-862-2923.

Collecting Industry and Occupation Data: A Training Guide for Healthcare Staff

Understanding the causes and contributing factors to work-related injuries and illnesses is critical in the assurance of a safe workplace. Monitoring workers’ health through appropriate and adequate data collection is a critical component in the development of strategies to prevent these injuries and illnesses. The NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program, in collaboration with the Northern New England Poison Center, has prepared a training to help poison center staff improve their collection of patients’ industry and occupation data for work-related exposures. Poison centers provide valuable data to those in the field of worker safety. Collecting information on a patient’s occupation and industry is vital in treating and preventing workplace exposures. This information about work-related poisonings will help others in the field of worker safety and health prevent similar injuries.