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Your Environment. Your Health.

HAZMAT Safety & Training

Worker Training Program

  • Safety training for railroad workers near Navajo Nation territory

    Safety Training for Railroad Workers Near Navajo Nation Territory

    Railroad workers in communities near the Navajo Nation territory received important safety training in Winslow, Arizona, thanks to an NIEHS Worker Training Program grantee, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
  • McDougall speaks at WTP workshop on workplace stress and violence

    WTP Workshop Addresses Workplace Stress and Addiction

    Interventions to reduce workplace stress and addiction took center stage at the 2019 Worker Training Program workshop.
  • 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.
  • Funding Opportunities

    Current Funding Opportunities

    NIEHS invites applications for cooperative agreements to support Hazardous Materials Worker Health and Safety Training (U45) and Hazmat Training at the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex (UH4). Applications are due Nov. 21.

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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