National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training
The National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training is the national resource for hazardous waste worker curricula, technical reports, and weekly news on hazardous materials, waste operations and emergency response. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Worker Education and Training Program (NIEHS WETP), the Clearinghouse provides assistance for NIEHS WETP staff, program grantees, and the general public.
The National Clearinghouse's services include disseminating technical information related to safety and health training development, organizing and documenting NIEHS WETP meetings and workshops, and analyzing research products to enhance and support on-going and new initiatives. For more information, please view our Clearinghouse Fact Sheet (1.3 MB) .
Hazmat Training at DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex Funding Opportunity Announcement
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is seeking applications for cooperative agreements to support the development of model programs for the training and education of workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation and emergency response within the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Weapons Complex. The major objective of this funding opportunity announcement is to prevent work-related harm by assisting in the training and education of workers in the DOE nuclear weapons complex. The application is due November 6, 2014. For more information regarding the NIEHS/DOE Worker Training Program, please visit: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/programs/doe/index.cfm. To see the RFA please go to : http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-14-009.html.
SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT and Emergency Response Funding Announcement
Due July 25th, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to further the development of Advanced Technology Training (ATT) Products for the health and safety training of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel; for community and citizen preparation and resiliency; and for ATT tools to assist in research into the acute and long-term health effects of environmental disasters. These products would complement the goals and objectives of the Worker Education and Training Program (WETP) http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/about_wetp/ . The major objective of the NIEHS/WETP is to prevent work related harm by assisting in the training of workers in how best to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials. For more information go to http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-14-003.html .
National Clearinghouse Highlights
- Minority Worker Training Program Guidance on How to Achieve Success and Best Practices (8 MB)
- NIEHS Hurricane Sandy Response Report (11.2 MB)
- Examining Safety Culture/Climate: A Workshop Report (915 KB)
- New Solutions, Special Issue: Worker Health and Safety Training
- Improving Safety and Health Training for Disaster Cleanup Workers: Lessons Learned from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2.6MB)
- Protecting Yourself While Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Training Tool (6.3 MB)
- Protecting Yourself While Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Training Tool (19.2 MB)
- Protecting Yourself While Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Factsheet (1.5MB)
- Training Workers for Risks of Nanotechnology (7.3MB)
- Environmental Justice and Hazardous Waste Worker Training Programs: 15 Years of Investment in Environmental Justice (1.7MB)
- NIEHS Earthquake Response Training Tool: Protecting Yourself While Responding to Earthquakes PPT (10.9 MB) PDF (4.6 MB)