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Your Environment. Your Health.

HAZMAT Safety & Training

Worker Training Program

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     COVID-19 Training Tool and Resources 

    Protect the health and safety of individuals who work in industries with the potential for exposure to COVID-19.
  • WTP COVID-19 Summer Webinar Series

    COVID-19 Summer Webinar Series  

    Learn more about ethical issues and considerations around COVID-19 in the workplace.

  • Environmental Career Working Training Program 25th Anniversary logo

     ECWTP 25th Anniversary 

    A new webpage honoring the 25th anniversary of the NIEHS Environmental Career Worker Training Program details its history and success through grantee highlights, trainee stories, and more.

  • Cover of the Opioids and the Workplace Training Guide

    Opioids and the Workplace   

    Evidence-based worker awareness training program that identifies workplace risk factors and solutions for opioid use, misuse, and addiction. 
  • Publications for workers

    Safety and Health Resources for Workers 

    The National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training is a resource for hazardous waste worker curricula, technical reports, and weekly news on hazardous materials, waste operations, and emergency response.
  • 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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