In cooperation with the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers and with funding from the Oregon Occupational Safely and Health Division, LERC developed a sequence of five training modules to address chemical and noise hazards in the pulp and paper industry. The curriculum was pilot tested in two training workshops attended by pulp and paper workers in 1996 and revised and published in a loose-leaf format in July 1997. The full package includes an instructor guide and the following five modules:

    • Chemical Exposure and Health Effects: The Basics of Toxicology
    • Investigating Chemical Hazards and Health Effects
    • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
    • Working with your Medical Providers to Prevent Occupational Diseases
    • Occupational Noise Exposure and Hearing Loss

Each module contains an appendix with overhead transparency masters and other supporting materials. While the modules are targeted at the pulp and paper industry, much of the material is easily adaptable for use in a variety of manufacturing and industrial environments where these hazards are present. The modules are available at no cost to Oregon pulp and paper industry personnel while supplies last. For others the cost is $15 plus postage.

Marc Weinstein