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
- Stress and Addiction Addressed by Worker Training Program - July 2019
- Expanding Infectious Disease Response Training to Diverse Worker Populations - June 18, 2019
- Navajo Area Railroad Workers Learn Protective Skills - May 2019
- Advancing Health and Safety Training for a Diverse Workforce - April 26, 2019