Labor Needs in Safety Education.
NIOSH 1982 Feb:251-254
The involvement of labor leaders and union safety staff professionals in the development of a safety and health program at the Center for Labor Studies, Empire State College, was reviewed. Labor personnel served to identify those activity areas in which staffers needed competency. The author noted that professionals working in labor organizations need to understand how unions and workers manage safety and health problems in the workplace. This was noted as being in addition to those programs now preparing students for careers in safety management. Educational innovations for safety training with regard to labor management were suggested. Approaches such as the inclusion of safety as a specialty in labor studies curricula and internships with labor and community groups were noted. The author concluded that the shortage of safety and health professionals in worker advocate positions needs to be addressed by government programs. The author emphasized the need for NIOSH to develop supportive safety expertise within its staff and recommends development of safety education programs at the NIOSH funded Educational Resource Centers.
Industrial-safety-programs; Regulations; Industrial-safety; Safety-research; Human-factors-engineering; Workplace-studies; Worker-health;
Symposium on Occupational Safety Research and Education: A Dialogue Between Two Communities, Division of Safety Research and Division of Training and Manpower Development, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 82-103