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Your Environment. Your Health.

HAZMAT Safety & Training

Worker Training Program

  • Recovery friendly workplaces

    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.
  • Hurricanes and floods are potential for many hazards, such as, exposed wires, mold, confined spaces, and carbon monoxide

    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 Floods resources

    Hurricanes and Floods 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.
  • Components and impacts of the Environmental Career Worker Training Program. This combines life skills such as job training/technical skills, life skills, and knowledge/awareness into impacts such as personal growth, safer workplaces, sustainable communities, and policy impacts.

    ECWTP Selected as Participant in the Justice40 Initiative

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

     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 Map

    Where We Train

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

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.

To hear WTP news and updates on worker safety issues, subscribe to the weekly E-Newsbrief from the WTP's National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training.

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