The Teamsters Safety and Health Department provides resources to help our stakeholders and members connect and receive the appropriate information to solve problems.


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

Teamster Departments
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial, and federal motor carrier safety officials, and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Our mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry, and policymakers.

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Department of Energy (DOE), Environment, Safety and Health

The Office of Health, Safety & Security (HSS) was created to bring the vital Department of Energy (DOE) corporate functions of health, safety, environment, and security together under one office.

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Department of Transportation (DOT)

We serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

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Regulatory Agencies
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Our primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA employs 17,000 people across the country, including our headquarters offices in Washington, DC, 10 regional offices, and more than a dozen labs. Our staff is highly educated and technically trained; more than half are engineers, scientists, and policy analysts. In addition, a large number of employees are legal, public affairs, financial, information management, and computer specialists.

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Federal Highway Administration

Our Administration is a major agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). FHWA is charged with the broad responsibility of ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be the safest and most technologically up-to-date.

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U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA)

OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA’s administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) ( The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.

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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal accident investigation agency. Since its creation in 1967, the Safety Board’s mission has been to determine the probable cause of transportation accidents and to formulate safety recommendations to improve transportation safety.

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Disaster Preparedness and Response Information
Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Admin

As one of ten agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), PHMSA works to protect the American public and the environment by ensuring the safe and secure movement of hazardous materials to industry and consumers by all transportation modes, including the nation’s pipelines.

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We provide comprehensive worker safety and health training to our rank-and-file membership, in addition to technical and regulatory support to our Local Union affiliates, IBT Trade Divisions and Conferences, and IBT Departments
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