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NIEHS to fund $36 million in worker safety training
Date:9/23/2010

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  • International Union of Operating Engineers, Beaver, W.Va.
  • International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), Detroit
  • Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Laborers International Union of North America Training and Education Fund, Pomfret Center, Conn.
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Office of Applied Innovations, Chicago
  • National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education, Portland, Maine
  • SEIU Education and Support Fund, Washington, D.C.
  • Steelworkers Charitable & Education Organization, Pittsburgh
  • The University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, Piscataway
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  • Utility Workers Union of America, Washington, D.C.

    NIEHS WETP provided awardees funds from multiple program areas:

    • The Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program provides occupational safety and health training for workers engaged in hazardous waste removal and containment or chemical emergency response. During 2010-2011, NIEHS will award a total of $20.6 million to 20 organizations.

    • The Nuclear Weapons Cleanup Training Program is a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to train workers in environmental restoration, waste treatment, and emergency response activities at DOE's nuclear weapons facilities. During 2010-2011, NIEHS will award a total of $9.6 million to eight organizations.

    • The Minority Worker Training Program delivers comprehensive training to disadvantaged urban youth to prepare them for employment in the environmental restoration and hazardous materials fields. During 2010-2011, NIEHS will award a total of $3.5 million to four organizations.

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    Contact: Ed Kang
    kanges@niehs.nih.gov
    919-541-1993
    NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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