Grant: $425,000 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 6, 2009
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Award Description: Good, Green, Safe Jobs: Promoting worker health and safety on ARRA and green job projects The award funds three university-based programs- UCLA-LOSH, UCB-LOHP and the University of Washington - through a supplement to the existing HazMat Training Cooperative Agreement from the NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program
Project Description: Overall purpose: Promote worker health and safety on ARRA funded projects and on jobs in the emerging green economy. Expected outcomes and deliverables: - Train 657 workers and trainers about potential exposure to the hazardous materials, waste and related safety hazards of ARRA jobs and green jobs; - Adapt and update existing curriculum and develop new e-learning and other training tools to address hazmat concerns of green building retrofits/weatherization and chemical handling; - Strengthen and expand partnerships to reach underserved workers throughout the region. Results: - Greening our Communities conference for over 100 policymakers, community and labor representatives (Aug. 5) - Green jobs workshop conducted with 14 construction, refinery and office workers (Aug. 13-14, 6 hours) - Outreach and preliminary needs assessment with workforce development groups in LA, Oakland and Seattle
Infrastructure Description: N/A.
Jobs Summary: UCLA is a world-class educational institution in the midst of an unprecedented financial crisis that threatens our mission to provide education, research and public service benefiting millions of people. ARRA funding to the University has enabled the creation and retention of jobs to support vital scientific research and training activities that would otherwise be severely constrained or eliminated through budget cuts. The type(s) of jobs created and retained by this ARRA-fund award includes: Scientific/Technical Professionals and Staff positions, such as Researchers, Post-Docs, Graduate Student Researchers, Project Managers and Statisticians. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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