HAZARDOUS WASTE WORKER TRAINING (HWWT) PROGRAM
Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences since 1995, OAI’s HWWT program delivers model training designed to protect the health and safety of vulnerable and underserved workers.
OAI’s HWWT program teaches workers how to avoid health risks and job-related harm by providing them with knowledge and training on how to best protect themselves, their communities and the environment from hazard exposure. Popular course offerings include:
• General Safety Awareness - 4 hr. and 8 hr.
• Permit-required Confined Space and Lockout/Tagout - 4 hr. and 8 hr.
• Hazard Communication (2012) - 4 hr. and 8 hr.
• OSHA for Construction and General Industry - 10 hr.
• HAZMAT Technician, Operations and Awareness Levels & Refresher – 8 hr., 24 hr. and 40 hr.
• General Site Worker HAZWOPER & Refresher –40 hr. and 8 hr.
CURRENTLY OPERATING IN 22 STATES, OAI’S WORKER HWWT INITIATIVES TARGET THREE PRIMARY WORKER GROUPS
• Largely rural and volunteer Emergency First Responders whose departments lack resources and equipment for adequate training
• Transitional and Temporary Workers, many of whom are high-school dropouts or re-entering the workforce following incarceration
• Non Union Workers, including Hispanic environmental cleanup workers in Louisiana and Vietnamese nail salon workers in the Gulf South and the Washington D.C. area
CUSTOMIZED SKILLS TRAINING FOR WORKERS & BUSINESSES
OAI’s Step Up programs provide customized skills upgrade training to lower wage/lower skilled workers. Conducted onsite at their company locations, these programs have helped workers and businesses in the Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retail, Warehousing Transportation Distribution Logistics and Medical sectors to learn new job skills and increase performance, productivity, and profits.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Training for workers at clinics in disadvantaged Chicago neighborhoods
To help address the healthcare digital divide between smaller, underserved neighborhood clinics and larger hospitals, OAI has received $144,857 from the City of Chicago’s TIFWorks program to provide EMR training for 53 medical workers at 5 clinics.
For more information on how our Step Up program can help your business, please contact Rich Addari at firstname.lastname@example.org.