National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education
National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Grant National Institute of Health
May 13-18, 2024, Scott Community College, 500 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf, IA 52722
Community College Consortium for Health and Safety Training (CCCHST)
2024 Great Environmental Safety Training (GreatEST) Institute Information
This Institute is supported with funding from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS: If accepted to this Institute, your application is considered a contractual agreement between you and National PETE. The application deadline is January 26, 2024. Partcipants will be notified of acceptance/denial by February 9th, 2024.
Instructors are prepared through a 5.5-day Train-the-Trainer Program called the GreatEST Institute (Great Environmental Safety Training Institute) to deliver required certifications for public and private responders and workers including:
- 40-hour Waste Site Worker Health and Safety
- Confined Space Non Entry Rescue
- Hazard Awareness and Communication
Participants use CCCHST curriculum to train workers and responders in their local area and report to NPETE the number of courses they provide, for which they may be provided a small reimbursement. NPETE reports these numbers to NIEHS. CCCHST members may charge for the courses offered in their local area. Instructors reporting numbers must return every two years for Instructor Refresher training offered either at live conferences or through NPETE StayFreshers via zoom.
Please gather the following information prior to continuing:
- full biographical sketch
- current hands on equipment list
- information about your training program such as programs offered