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National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education

WETP Cooperative Agreement Awardee

Principal Investigator / Institution

Douglas A. Feil
Tel (319) 533-4705
Fax (563) 441-4080
dougfeil@mchsi.com
National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education
584 Main Street
South Portland, Maine 04106
Tel (207) 771-9020
Fax (207) 771-9028
http://www.nationalpete.org/ 

Target Training Populations

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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.


Program Description

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.


Project Duration

  • August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2015 (HWWT)
  • September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2015 (DOE)

Grant Numbers

  • 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)

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