SMART PREVENT Training Program
Training program addresses mental health wellness, substance abuse prevention
The SMART PREVENT Training Program contributes to the overall quality of life of the members of the unionized sheet metal industry with a special emphasis on preventing substance abuse and addressing mental health issues. PREVENT is a personally-oriented prevention strategy. When complemented with community and environmental prevention efforts, PREVENT has been proven to reduce the threat of substance abuse and other difficult problems facing young adults, along with the resulting consequences.
The course goal is to contribute to overall quality of life with a special emphasis on preventing and addressing substance abuse issues and improving mental health in their personal life and on the job for members of SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (formerly the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association).
SMART PREVENT and many more resources are available through the Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) Training Resources Portal (TRP), a new database designed for sheet metal workers by sheet metal workers. The educational materials available on this portal are designed to help union instructors and members better understand important safety guidelines and regulations within the trade. Also, it provides customized mobile tools that can be used both on and off the job site to help improve health and safety.
The portal includes: the training library, complete with training manuals, videos and eLearning programs; a personalized and customizable safety calendar; the Fitness First App for improving health; and the one-of-a-kind Safety Checklist App for performing job site inspections.
A key feature of this portal is the versatility of its delivery platform — the resources and tools provided can be accessed via smart phones, tablet PCs, laptops and more.
SMOHIT members can login directly using their International Training Institute (ITI) password.
For additional information, visit the website at https://www.smohit.org/services/smartmap/prevent/.