NTI Understanding H1N1 Risks in the Transportation Sector Course and Webinar

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The National Transit Institute (NTI) is pleased to announce that it is scheduling a series of regional train-the-trainer sessions on a new course entitled Understanding H1N1 Risks in the Transportation Sector.

This course was developed with funding from the United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate through the National Transportation Security Center of Excellence to help transit systems better prepare their operations and employees for preventing and managing H1N1 exposure and is being distributed through a collaborate effort with NTI.

Upon completion of this two-hour awareness program employees will be able to:

• Define basic infectious disease terms and concepts
• Discuss the risks of H1N1 within the transportation sector
• Describe techniques for the prevention and treatment of H1N1

Additionally, the course includes a section on key policies and procedures that should be considered and implemented by your agency, and then discussed in training regarding employee hygiene and protection, cleaning procedures, and sick leave.

Attached is a flyer detailing the course materials included in a train-the-trainer session. Agencies interested in hosting a regional session should complete this attached form and email it to Fran Conti at fconti@rutgers.edu or fax the form to 732-932-1707.

Host agencies are requested to provide a training room with a minimum capacity of 50 and audio/visual equipment (screen, data projector and two flipcharts) and are allotted a minimum ten seats in the course. Agencies interested in hosting a session in the first quarter of 2010 should submit their Regional Train-the-Trainer Host Form Friday, December 11th.

NTI, in collaboration with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will conduct a webinar on Monday, December 7th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST to provide an overview of this training package. The materials are designed to help transit agencies build a comprehensive in-house H1N1 awareness program. Webinar participants will receive a CD-ROM containing the Understanding H1N1 Risks in the Transportation Sector course materials. Agencies can begin using the materials immediately and/or participate in one of the regional train-the-trainer sessions that will be scheduled during the first quarter of 2010. The regional train-the-trainer sessions will include a more in-depth review of the materials and provide coaching and guidance on building and delivering a comprehensive in-house H1N1 awareness program.

This H1N1 Awareness Program Overview webinar is FREE but you must register to receive the log-in information. To register, simply click on the link http://www.ntionline.com/CourseInfo.asp?CourseNumber=4302641.

For further information, please contact Region 10’s Linda Gehrke at 206-220-4463, or email linda.gehrke@dot.gov.


/s/ Linda Gehrke for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator

Encls: Regional Train-the-Trainer Host Form
           H1N1 Flyer