Training

The Teamsters provide safety and health training at no cost to the students throughout the United States. Teamster Training Centers conduct courses at their own facilities and can transport instructors and equipment to hold courses at ports, construction projects, remediation sites, company locations and union halls… anywhere.

OUR TRAINING PROCESS

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.

SAFETY AND HEALTH COURSES

Online registration is required for all classes.

40–Hour Initial Hazardous Waste Worker Course

OSHA requires this course for workers at hazardous waste sites. The course includes classroom learning and realistic hands-on activities using respirators, protective clothing and safety equipment. Upon completion, each worker receives a “40-Hour Card” that certifies the worker for 12 months, at which time OSHA requires a Refresher Course.

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24–Hour Radiological Worker II Course

DOE requires this course for workers in areas with radiation exposure or radioactive contamination. The course includes classroom learning and realistic hands-on activities. Workers practice the use of anti-contamination clothing, respirators and monitoring equipment, and work in a simulated radiological area. Upon completion, each worker receives a “DOE Card” that certifies the worker for two years, after which time DOE requires the worker to either retake this course or pass a challenge examination

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8–Hour Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher Course

OSHA requires this annual Refresher Course for hazardous waste workers. The course reviews the Initial Course, lessons learned from accidents, and presents new procedures and regulatory changes. Upon completion, each worker receives an “Eight-Hour Refresher Card” that certifies the worker to continue hazardous waste work for 12 months.

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8-Hour Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety & Security Course

The DOT requires workers who handle, store and transport hazardous materials to take hazmat awareness training and security awareness training. The course fulfills the DOT hazmat awareness and security awareness requirements. The course teaches workers to recognize hazmat emergencies, recognize security threats, and initiate proper response procedures to protect themselves, co-workers, the workplace and the community from contamination. Upon completion, each worker receives a card that certifies compliance with DOT training requirements. The card is valid for three years, after which time DOT requires workers to retake the training. The course targets warehouse workers, drivers who handle and transport hazmat, port and rail workers who transport intermodal shipping containers.

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10–Hour OSHA Construction Safety & Health Outreach Course

Many contractors and jurisdictions require construction workers to take this course on OSHA standards, electrical safety, fall protection and other topics chosen to match the job tasks of the workers attending the course. Upon completion, each worker receives an “OSHA 10-Hour Card” showing that the worker completed this course.

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8-Hour Forklift

This 8-Hour Forklift Safety Course provides workers with the training required to operate a variety of powered industrial trucks for moving, loading, unloading, and stacking and staging equipment and materials at hazardous waste clean-up sites and DOE remediation projects. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR THE 8-HOUR FORKLIFT SAFETY COURSE MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE REQUESTING ORGANIZATION. ADDITIONALLY, WORKERS MUST BE EMPLOYED ON HAZMAT/HAZWASTE CLEANUP SITES.

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1-hr COVID-19 – Safety and Health Awareness Virtual Classroom

This awareness course is intended to increase workers knowledge on hazards they may encounter on a job site related to potential for occupational exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Training will emphasize what is a coronavirus, how is it spread, symptoms, how to protect workers, and cleaning and disinfecting.

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8-Hour Load Securement

The 8-Hour Load Securement Course provides workers with the training needed to safely secure loads for transportation on and off hazardous waste and construction sites. This course provides intensive hands-on training and demonstrations on use of equipment and procedures.
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR THE 8-HOUR LOAD SECUREMENT COURSE MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE REQUESTING ORGANIZATION. ADDITIONALLY, WORKERS MUST BE EMPLOYED ON HAZMAT/HAZWASTE CLEANUP SITES.

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Rail Worker Hazardous Materials Training Program (RWHMTP) 24-Hour Chemical Emergency Response (CER) Course

This course covers material required by OSHA standards and the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations. The 24-Hour CER Course is designed specifically for workers involved in the rail transportation of hazardous materials. Upon completion of this course, each worker will be presented with a course completion card.

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16–Hour Emergency Responder – Operations Level Course

OSHA requires this course for warehouse and freight workers who respond to hazmat incidents in a manner beyond that allowed for awareness-trained workers. The course includes classroom learning and realistic hands-on defensive response techniques. Upon completion, each worker receives a card that certifies the worker as an emergency responder – operations level.

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We establish partnerships to deliver training

SAFETY STRONG

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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