The Safety and Health Department is responsible for developing occupational safety and health and transportation safety policy for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The department also provides technical and regulatory information as well as support to IBT Trade Divisions, Conferences, IBT Departments, Joint Councils, Local Union Affiliates and Rank-and-File Members.


Fighting for Safety and Unity


Worker Training Program

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Consortium consists of 12 Teamster Training Centers and the Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program, representing 9 rail unions.

The target population of workers includes: remediation, construction workers; truck/rail transportation workers; warehouse workers; and airline workers. We deliver high quality safety and health training to workers in under-served populations, providing the necessary skills to safely work on remediation projects in their respective communities.

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Teamsters Apprenticeship Program

The Teamsters Apprenticeship program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor, ABF Freight and Teamsters Local Union 25. The goal is to help people interested in obtaining their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and driving freight get all their necessary training for free.

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Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program

Peer trainers dedicated to providing quality education and awareness of hazardous materials, empowering rail workers and communitiies

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Teamsters Magazine
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety (PHMSA)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)
Training Centers
Students Trained/yr
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