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Green Jobs

The NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP), through its Environmental Career Worker Training Program (ECWTP), provides technical and life skills training to residents of underserved and disadvantaged communities, helping to promote a sustainable environmental career path in the hazardous materials/waste handling, environmental remediation, construction, emergency response, and other emerging industries. In response to the growth of the “green” economy and the emergence of new health and safety concerns for workers in “green jobs,” some WTP awardees have incorporated green jobs components – on topics such as weatherization, green building, and green chemistry – into their curriculum to better prepare low-income and minority residents for the green jobs market. The WTP has participated in and continues to monitor discussions on green jobs training and occupational health hazards associated with green industries in an effort to ensure that green jobs are safe jobs.

Training Resources

WTP Resources

WTP Awardee Resources

WTP Technical Workshops

Federal Links and Documents

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Other Links and Documents


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