WETP Cooperative Agreement Awardee:
Target Training Populations
Training will be provided to workers, technicians, and supervisors to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials encountered during hazardous waste site cleanup, disaster site cleanup, Brownfields redevelopment, transportation of hazardous materials, and response to spills and releases of hazardous materials. The program will also target contractors, subcontractors, and public officials serving DOE facilities.
The Community and College Consortium for Health and Safety Training (CCCHST), sponsored by the Hazardous Materials and Research Institute (HMTRI), has training components for the EPA Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program (HWWTP) and the DOE Worker Training Program. The CCCHST HWWTP consists of 120 partners offering hazardous materials instruction (HAZWOPER and related Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.120 (http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_ document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9765) training) in most states of the nation through a train-the-trainer model program. CCCHST instructors, prepared by HMTRI, annually train 10,000 workers, technicians, and supervisors to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials encountered during waste site clean-up, disaster site cleanup, Brownfields redevelopment, in the transportation of hazardous materials, and in the response to spills and releases of hazardous materials. CCCHST membership consists of community colleges partnered with business and industry, universities, and community-based organizations offering a response to the national training need for hazardous waste workers, disaster site workers and emergency response personnel.
The CCCHST program serves the DOE environmental restoration and waste management sites across the United States. The program provides convenient, consistent, and cost-effective, NIEHS-approved worker training to DOE, contractors, subcontractors, and public officials serving DOE facilities who do not otherwise receive training offered by organized labor. The University of Tennessee is a subawardee. The five-year goal is to train 1500 students and offer 20,000 contact hours of hazardous materials training.
The Brownfield training will serve underserved minorities and the technicians, and supervisors of contractors in the St. Louis and El Paso communities.
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