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Your Environment. Your Health.

HAZMAT Safety & Training

Worker Training Program

  • 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.
  • MUSTID Word Cloud

    Material Upload and Search Tool for Infectious Disease 

    Search for science-based resources and training materials related to infectious diseases and worker safety with the new Material Upload and Search Tool for Infectious Disease (MUSTID).

  • Handwashing

     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.
  • 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. 
  • 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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