National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education
WETP Cooperative Agreement Awardee
Principal Investigator / Institution
- Douglas A. Feil
Target Training Populations
Training will be provided to workers, technicians, and supervisors to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials encountered during hazardous waste site cleanup, disaster site cleanup, Brownfields redevelopment, transportation of hazardous materials, and response to spills and releases of hazardous materials. The program also targets contractors, subcontractors, and public officials serving DOE facilities.
The Community College Consortium for Health and Safety Training (CCCHST), administered by the National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE), provides training for the Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program (HWWTP) and the DOE Worker Training Program. CCCHST-HWWTP consists of 120 partners offering hazardous materials instruction (HazWOPER and related Occupational Safety and Health Administration--OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120) in most states of the nation. CCCHST uses a curriculum developed by the Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI) through a train-the-trainer model program. CCCHST instructors, prepared by PETE and HMTRI, annually train 10,000 workers, technicians, and supervisors to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials encountered during waste site clean-up, disaster site cleanup, Brownfields redevelopment, in the transportation of hazardous materials, and in the response to spills and releases of hazardous materials. CCCHST membership consists of community colleges partnered with business and industry, universities, and community-based organizations offering a response to the national training need for hazardous waste workers, disaster site workers and emergency response personnel.
The CCCHST program also serves DOE environmental restoration and waste management sites across the United States. The program provides convenient, consistent, and cost-effective NIEHS-approved worker training to DOE, contractors, subcontractors, and public officials serving DOE facilities who do not otherwise receive training offered by organized labor. The University of Tennessee and Amarillo College, TX are subawardees providing training for 1500 students receiving 20,000 contact hours of hazardous materials training over a five-year period.
- August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2015 (HWWT)
- September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2015 (DOE)
- U45ES019337 (HWWT)
- U45ES019338 (DOE)
Other Participating Organizations
- Amarillo Community College
- University of Tennessee (http://isse.utk.edu/)
- HMTRI at the Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICCD)