NIOSH Testimony on Accreditation of Training Programs for Hazardous Waste Operations by J. D. Millar, April 1, 1991.
This testimony contained comments from NIOSH concerning questions posed during informal hearings regarding Accreditation of Training Programs for Hazardous Waste Operations. NIOSH initiated the Hazardous Substance Training Program to meet the need for training of state level and other professionals involved in hazardous waste. NIOSH entered into an interagency agreement with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in an effort to support the program. The work has been progressing through the use of supplemental training grants from NIOSH to its Educational Resource Centers. Through the NIOSH competitive grant program, ten Educational Resource Center programs were funded by the Hazardous Substance Training Program to assess the hazardous waste training needs of state and other health professionals to develop and provide short term training programs to meet those needs. Eleven grantees in fiscal year 1990 were given monies to conduct hazardous waste training of state and other health professionals. The average award was 45,000 dollars. Support was provided for needs assessments, course development, and the conduct and evaluation of courses and programs. Funding was allocated for faculty, supplies and equipment, and student tuition.