Developing Training Programs

Environmental Remediation, Health, and Safety Training

The environmental field represents a variety of occupations. The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), a partner of HMTRI, is a national Center of Excellence funded by the National Science Foundation. ATEEC’s mission is the advancement of environmental and energy technology education through curriculum, professional, and program development.

In 2014, ATEEC published a report, Defining Environmental Technology, which identified thirteen occupational categories and corresponding tasks in the environmental technology field. These occupational categories include:

  1. Air Quality
  2. Emergency Preparedness and Response
  3. Energy Technologies and Services
  4. Environmental Information Collection and Analysis
  5. Environmental Laboratory Services
  6. Environmental Site Management
  7. Natural Resources Management
  8. Safety and Health
  9. Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  10. Sustainability
  11. Wastewater Management
  12. Water Supply and Treatment
  13. Watershed Management

All of these occupational categories can relate to potential jobs associated with the EPA Brownfields Economic Initiative. However, it should be noted that Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) cooperative agreements will only fund limited categories as noted in the Request for Proposals (RFP) issued each year.

CROSS-CUTTING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

IDENTIFYING ENTRY-LEVEL TASKS THROUGH THE DACUM PROCESS

CRITICAL COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFUL JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS

BEST PRACTICES IN TECHNICAL SKILLS

SAFETY AND HEALTH IN THE CLASSROOM AND AT THE WORK SITE

SAFETY AND HEALTH HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING (EWDJT) CURRICULA

ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND HEALTH COURSES

HAZARDOUS WASTE OPERATIONS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE (HAZWOPER) TRAINING

ANNUAL HAZWOPER REFRESHER TRAINING

OSHA 10- AND 30-HOUR GENERAL INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINING

OSHA 10- AND 30-HOUR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINING

OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD

CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS, ENTRY, AND RESCUE TRAINING

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION TRAINING

DOT REQUIRED HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING

ASBESTOS AWARENESS AND ABATEMENT TRAINING

LEAD-BASED PAINT AWARENESS, SAMPLING, AND ABATEMENT TRAINING

RADON TRAINING

MOLD AND MOISTURE CONTROL TRAINING

FIRST AID AND AED TRAINING

ADDITIONAL TRAINING THAT MAY BE PART OF AN EWDJT CURRICULUM

Program Components