Worker Training Program

  • Recovery Friendly Workplace Landscape Analysis and State Profile

    In collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the NIEHS Worker Training Program published the Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) Landscape Analysis Report and the addendum State Profiles documents the results of a nationwide analysis of organizations in 31 states that are working to prevent substance use disorder and support recovery in employment.

  • New Video Highlighting WTP Disaster Materials and Booklets

    Stay safe, healthy, and injury-free during hurricane season with NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) resources. WTP offers training tools, fact sheets and booklets on hurricanes, floods, mold and debris clean-up.

  • Hurricanes and Flood Resources

    Protect the health and safety of individuals who are responding to the aftermath of a hurricane or a flood. Visit the Responder & Community Resilience for additional resources on mental health and resiliency.

  • ECWTP Selected as Participant in the Justice40 Initiative

    Learn about Justice40 and the NIEHS Environmental Career Worker Training Program.

  • Climate Resilience

    See our Climate Resilience page that includes the Climate Vulnerability report assessing how climate change impacts worker health and how to prepare for these impacts.

  • Where We Train

    Check out our training map to see the number of workers trained in each state under our various training program areas.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 60% of the nation's population makes up the U.S. workforce – approximately 200 million people. Occupational safety is one of the most crucial, yet generally understated, forms of public health.

The NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) provides occupational health and safety training for workers who face risk of exposure to physical, chemical, radiological, and biological hazards. Workers encounter these hazards when handling or cleaning up hazardous or biological waste; responding to emergency releases of hazardous materials; or responding to natural or manmade disasters. Depending on the nature of their work, some workers also face psychological stressors that impact their mental health and well-being.

WTP uses current, evidence-based science when assessing the broad range of risks that workers face. In doing so, WTP aims to provide the most accurate, updated information to protect the health of workers, as well as their colleagues, families, and communities.

To receive news and updates on worker safety issues, subscribe to the weekly E-Newsbrief which is maintained by WTP's National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training.