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Center for Educational Technologies projects have ended (except Challenger Learning Center) and are no longer funded.

Safety Training

Image of safety manual.Nothing is more important on a job than returning home safely at the end of the day. The Center for Educational Technologies® helps workers realize that goal through a couple of avenues.

The International Union of Operating Engineers National Training Fund National HAZMAT Program has relied on us to develop some of its most important worker safety training materials for the union's more than 400,000 members. Here are some of the courses we have developed:
  • Hazardous waste operations and emergency response 40-hour course and 8-hour refresher training
  • Radiation safety and radiological dispersal device response
  • Pandemic and avian influenza
  • Construction safety
  • Green chemistry and green jobs
  • Disaster site worker safety
These materials, whether offered online or delivered in traditional classroom form, incorporate standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and numerous other regulatory agencies. The materials include student and instructor manuals, corresponding slide shows, review questions, discussion questions, case studies, activities, and scenarios.

Another worker safety effort is the Mining and Industrial Safety Technology and Training Innovation project. It introduces new and existing technologies, training, and technology transfer approaches into the mining industry. The goal is safer mining. Through funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, we are working with mining companies and the Mine Safety and Health Administration to develop innovative training that addresses mine safety.