Worker Training Program
The Worker Training Program (WTP) provides health and safety training for thousands of workers who may be involved in handling hazardous materials or in responding to emergency releases of hazardous materials. More than 4 million workers have been trained since its inception. These workers gain new skills on how to safely handle, remove, and contain hazardous waste, such as chemicals, asbestos, radiation, and lead. As part of NIEHS, WTP uses environmental science to reduce risk and protect worker and public health through training.
Since 1987, WTP has funded a network of nonprofit organizations that conduct training in every U.S. state and territory. The program is committed to creating a national workforce that can protect themselves and communities from environmental hazards. Training is a key part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's federal regulations protecting workers engaged in hazardous waste operations.
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News & Success Stories
- Program trains radiological control technicians, protects their safety - April 2022
- Worker safety, environmental justice top priorities of NIEHS program - March 2022
- Worker health, safety benefit from strategic partnerships, experts say - November 2021
- COVID-19 resilience and recovery for workers, communities - May 2021