Patricia Moore serves as the Trainer Development Coordinator, and AFGE liaison for ICWUC Center for Worker Health & Safety Education in Cincinnati, Ohio.
I earned my master's degree, Research Sciences, August 2002 while studying under the program of Criminal Justices with Addiction Focus at the University of Cincinnati. March 2003, I began my government career at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center working in the Mental Health Department. My pursuit for education continued across the span of Independent Licenses to include State Licenses, as License Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, LICDC, and Certified Tobacco Treatment Counselor, CTTC, National Licenses, as Master Addiction Counselor, MAC, and Department of Transportation, Substance Abuse Professional, SAP.
In March 2004, I began my advocacy work under the direction of the AFGE National Office. My Union affiliation included several roles, Secretary/Treasurer, Shop Steward, Bargain team member, Women and Fair Practice, and Safety Representative.
My relationship with ICWUC began in 2007 when I attended a joint training AFGE/NVAC Health and Safety conference. I later attended several training sessions here at the Cincinnati Ohio center. In my role as Safety Representative the trainings provided by the center have been a valuable tool, when I began to understand the employer's responsibility and how to use the ERG, NIOSH Pocket Guide and CFR as a platform for changes needed in policy, practices, and procedures. This training empowered me to advocate for safe conditions of work. The train the trainer opportunities became the vehicle for which I could transfer the knowledge and train others. The center supported my efforts with materials and supplies as needed.