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Worker Education and Training Program

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education and Training Program (WETP) supports the training and education of workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation and emergency response in the following five areas:

 

Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program (HWWTP)

This program provides model occupational safety and health training for workers who are or may be engaged in activities related to hazardous waste removal, containment or chemical emergency response.

 

Minority Worker Training Program (MWTP)

This program is focused on delivering comprehensive training to disadvantaged inner city young adults in order to prepare them for employment in the fields of environmental restoration and hazardous materials.

 

NIEHS/DOE Nuclear Worker Training Program (DOE)

This program is focused on training workers engaged in environmental restoration, waste treatment and emergency response activities at sites in the Department of Energy's nuclear weapons complex.

 

Hazmat Disaster Preparedness Training Program (HDPTP)

This program will enhance the safety and health training of current hazardous materials workers and chemical responders, to train skilled response personnel, to create materials and deliver training to weapons of mass destruction response workers and to augment prevention and preparedness efforts in a wide variety of high risk settings.

 

Advanced Training Technology Program (ATT)

This program focuses on the development of Advanced Technology Training (ATT) products for health and safety training of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel. This includes the SBIR/STTR program.

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