Contract Trainers Needed in January and February 2020

October 24, 2019

MassCOSH and CPH-NEW seek up to four (4) Trainers for a series of opioid-awareness trainings that will be offered as part of the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) refresher courses in January and February 2020. The training participants are workers in Massachusetts’ sand, stone, and gravel mining sector.

The Trainers will:

  • Attend a Train-the-Trainer meeting to learn how to conduct the training
  • Familiarize themselves with the slides and handouts in preparation for training
  • Travel to training sites across Massachusetts for mid-day trainings on selected Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in January and February
  • Lead a 45-minute opioid awareness training on at least three training dates (number to be determined based on each Trainer’s availability)
  • Administer pre- and post-training surveys

Desired Qualifications

  • Background in mining, construction, or similar work (required)
  • Experience with health and safety training or similar worker training
  • Understanding of substance use disorder and the opioid crisis
  • Strong communication skills 

Pay and Work Schedule:
Trainers must be able to travel to and train at a minimum of three sessions (dates and locations listed below) and attend a Train-the-Trainer meeting, tentatively Dec. 17, 12-3 PM in Boston (Dorchester). Trainers will receive $250 for the Train-the-Trainer meeting and $300 for each MSHA session they lead.

To apply, please send an email describing your experience and interest in the position to Ben Weilerstein at  Please apply by Friday, November 22, 2019.

Tentative Training Schedule
1/7 and 1/8 Gardner, MA
1/14 and 1/15 North Adams, MA
1/22 and 1/23 Greenfield, MA 
1/28 Haverhill, MA
1/29 and 1/30 Holyoke, MA
1/30 and 2/5 Westborough, MA
2/4, 2/11, 2/19, and 2/25 Taunton, MA
**There will be a few extra locations added in Southeastern MA/Cape Cod.**
The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure that all workers are treated with respect and dignity, earn a fair wage, and return home to their families alive and well.  We educate and mobilize workers, unions, and community activists to advocate for and promote a healthy and safe workplace.

The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) conducts research with working people and employers to overcome workplace obstacles to health. The Center also offers research-based program toolkits and education to help employers support a health-promoting workplace and a vital, productive workforce.