Training Workers with Intellectual Disabilities about Health and Safety on the Job: a COEH webinar

Does your work intersect with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities? Have you ever wanted to see cutting edge training tools for this vulnerable population? If so, then you’ll want to attend this free COEH webinar!

Date: Wednesday, December 6
Time: 10:30 to 11:30am

The employment rate of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities lags significantly behind that of the general adult population. When employed, these workers are some of the most vulnerable in the US. They are commonly employed in low-wage, high hazard industries, and in occupations resulting in higher injury rates than their counterparts without disabilities.

Health and safety training is essential for helping workers develop the necessary health and safety skills that all workers need. However, there are almost no examples of training being provided to workers with intellectual disabilities in a manner they can understand.

In this webinar, Robin Dewey, MPH will demonstrate activities from the Staying Safe at Work curriculum which was developed by the Labor Occupational Health Program at UC Berkeley and has recently been adopted and updated as a national curriculum by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

The curriculum and PowerPoint slides are downloadable for free from the NIOSH website.

Robin Dewey is an occupational safety and health educator with more than 30 years of experience developing and evaluating educational programs designed to address the workplace health and safety needs of a wide variety of audiences, including some of the world’s most vulnerable workers. She is seen as one of the few national experts in the promotion of workplace health and safety education for workers with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Continuing education credits may be available for industrial hygienists and nurses.

For more information or to register, please go to COEH Continuing Education web page.