The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program (WTP) is seeking cooperative agreement applications to support the development of occupational safety and health and infection control training programs for workers who may be at risk during infectious disease outbreaks.
The awardees will focus on dissemination of environmental infection control and hazard recognition training within a broad-set of occupational and community settings, including healthcare and non-healthcare job sectors.
Awardees will identify target worker populations, environments or tasks that increase exposure to high risk pathogens, such as Ebola Virus, that can be easily transmitted person-to-person and result in high mortality rates.
In addition, awardees will provide training for workers on risk reduction and infection prevention for other infectious diseases that have the potential to result in high-to-moderate morbidity and mortality rates
The NIEHS WTP will coordinate with the CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to provide guidance materials, as developed or suggested under the cooperative agreements by federal partners, such as targeted fact sheets, videos, podcasts and so forth, and assist awardees to develop an evidence-based curricula.
Further details are available via Funding Opportunity Announcement: RFA-ES-15-018. Applications are due October 21, 2015.