BOX 9-1 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS

Current OSH Workforce and Training

  1. Add a new training initiative focused on prevention of occupational injuries.

  2. Extend existing training programs to support of individual Ph.D. candidates.

  3. Encourage distance learning and other alternatives to traditional education and training programs.

  4. Re-examine current pathways to certification in occupational medicine.

Future OSH Workforce and Training

  1. Solicit large-scale demonstration projects that target training in small and midsized workplaces.

  2. Evaluate current worker training and establish minimum quality standards.

  3. Solicit demonstration projects to create model worker training programs for occupational safety and health trainers.

  4. Increase attention to special needs of older, female, and ethnic/cultural minority workers.

  5. Examine current accreditation criteria and standards.

  6. Broaden graduate training support to include behavioral health science programs.



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