Who We Are.

We prepare, equip, and empower you with critical hazardous materials training and knowledge.

Part of the School of Labor and Employment Relations—and working closely with the Labor Education Program—the Hazardous Materials Training Program at the University of Illinois has trained tens of thousands of individuals working with public, private, and government employers, along with community groups.

Whether on our campus, or onsite at our clients’ facilities, workers, managers, regulators, and concerned citizens alike have turned to our comprehensive, customized training. During the past four decades, our expert instructors and extensive curriculum have earned an excellent reputation for high-quality didactic learning and extensive hands-on learning experiences.

Our Hazmat Training Program is a member of the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training, which combines the technical resources of universities and health and safety organizations throughout the region.

Along with membership in the Midwest Consortium since 1987, our program has been partially funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) as part of the Hazardous Material Worker Health and Safety Training Cooperative Agreement U45ES006184.

NIEHS assists in the development, presentation, and evaluation of model worker training to help employers comply with OSHA standards. This program is one of 16 organizations in the United States funded by NIEHS to develop and host training programs for workers covered by OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard 29 CFR 1910.120 and the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Shipper/Transporter standards 49 CFR 172.700 and 177.800. Several of our courses are offered in cooperation or partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).