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Training Development

A unique strength of the NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) is its ability to reach out to an established, extensive national network of trainers experienced in hazardous materials and hazardous waste training. This section focuses on issues related to the development and delivery of training programs to help employers meet requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency standards for hazardous waste operations and emergency response.

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E-learning Tool Development

The WTP awards grants to foster the development of e-learning products that support the health and safety training of hazardous materials workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel. This page features information on innovative training products that assist both students and instructors and use a range of delivery platforms.

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Minimum Criteria

This page explores the development of the “Minimum Criteria” guidance, which has served as the primary quality control foundation for the WTP since 1991. The guidance is primarily intended for WTP awardees, but may prove valuable to any organization that provides similar occupational health and safety training.

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Training Evaluation

Program evaluation has always been a core part of the WTP’s mission. This page offers resources on evaluation tools and methods used to assess the effectiveness of worker training programs.

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Training Methods

This page features information on training methods, best practices, and lessons learned, including resources related to pre-employment and health and safety training for disadvantaged worker populations.

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