The construction industry recognizes CPWR as a leading source of environmental and occupational safety and health information and training.
Building on the existing infrastructure of 15 national and international unions and the 1,900+ joint apprenticeship and training programs in all 50 U.S. states and in Canada, we provide quality training and resources to thousands of construction workers each year. These multi-employer apprenticeship and training programs invest more than $1.5 billion annually to train more than 500,000 union construction workers, including in safety and health. CPWR’s trainings and resources support workers, contractors, safety and health professionals, and others in responding to specific hazards and in building a strong safety culture — all to reduce occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.
Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program
This program provides health and safety and environmental clean-up training to construction workers engaged in the highly hazardous work inherent in environmental remediation.
DOE Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program
This program provides construction workers, working within the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Weapons Complex, the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and their communities from hazards.
HAZMAT Disaster Preparedness Training Program
This program prepares skilled construction workers who may be called to support first responders in rescue, recovery and cleanup operations of natural and manmade disasters.
Environmental Career Worker Training Program
This program provides comprehensive training to underserved and disadvantaged residents in target communities preparing them for entry into a registered apprenticeship program and sustainable careers in construction and/or environmental work.
National Resource Center
The NRC trains safety and health professionals and workers in OSHA Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) and union instructors and members nationally.
Training and Awareness Programs from Research
We offer a range of free resources that teach and reinforce key ideas in construction safety and health, including Hazard Alerts, Toolbox Talks, and infographics.