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USWTMC Specialized Emergency Response Trainers (SERTs) initiated deployment to North Carolina in response to Hurricane Florence. The SERTs are on the ground to provide guidance and training to union members, workers, communities and volunteers, who are recovering from the destruction. Those who are recovering, cleaning up and rebuilding face a myriad of hazards associated with hurricanes and flooding such as mold, infectious disease transmission and more.

Week one: Sept. 23-29, 2018

Week two: Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, 2018

Week three: Oct. 10-17, 2018

Week four: Oct. 18-24, 2018

Arturo Archila of United Steelworkers (USW) Local Union 4-406 and Luzdary Giraldo of Local 4-406 continued their deployment in North Carolina, beginning with facilitating two mold awareness training sessions on Thursday, Oct. 18. They distributed about 40 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) booklets with health and safety information on protecting oneself while facing hazards associated with floods, hurricanes and mold exposure.

On Friday, the SERTs completed more outreach and distributed 15 more NIEHS booklets while also meeting with Chip Hughes of NIEHS. Saturday was a rest day. On Sunday the SERTs continued outreach and distributed about 90 more NIEHS booklets. They worked with previous contacts to translate training flyers from English to Spanish in order to reach a larger audience.

Archila and Giraldo met with Rev. Mac Legerton of the Center for Community Action (CCA), representatives of the Mexican consulate and representatives from the Farm Workers to serve as translators and invite members to upcoming training sessions on Monday.

The following day, the SERTs connected with members of USW Local Union 9-738 at their local union hall. They discussed training opportunities and left 30 NIEHS booklets at the hall. In the afternoon, Archila and Giraldo facilitated a two-hour mold awareness training session. The SERTs will end their deployment on Wednesday.

Posted In: AFLCIO, CWA, Environment, Health and Safety, Labor Institute, Mazzocchi, MRNY, NDLON, USW
Posted In: AFLCIO, CWA, Environment, Health and Safety, Labor Institute, Mazzocchi, NDLON, USW

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