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Department of Environmental Health

Training Programs

Exercise Resources

Exercises are a critical hands-on training approach to facilitate gains in knowledge and skills among participants that will increase health and safety.

On this resource page, we present exercises used as part of various programs presented by the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training.

Library of Exercises

Click on the exercise below for access:

General Industry

For use in many programs

Develop an Exercise

Develop an Exercise to use an App

NIOSH Pocket Guide Performance Measure

NIOSH Pocket Guide App Exercise

Create a Climate kit (outdoor workers)
Hazard Communication 2012

Emergency Response

For use in many programs

Develop an Exercise to use an App

ERG Performance Measure

CSB Exercises
Training-Only ERP

For use in Incident Command System programs

Using Electronic Resources to Gather Hazmat Information
Using Electronic Resources in a Review of RPE Use
Evaluating Usefulness of Electronic Resources for ICS activities
Using Airborne Dispersion Models in Planning a Response
ICS Communication Exercise

For Use With Municipal First-on-the-Scene

  • SWIMS exercise

Refresher Programs

Emergency Response

ER Risk Management Plan

Site Workers

8HR Risk Management Plan

Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility

8TR Risk Management Plan

Modular Refresher

Facilitator Guides For Site Workers Only For Emergency Responders Only For Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility Workers Only

For Communities


Nano Materials
Air Pollution
Using EPA and other electronic resources
My Environment, by zip code
Using the Toxics Release Inventory
Assessing Preparedness

See below for acknowledgements and conditions of use.


The Midwest Consortium developed these exercises under cooperative agreement number U45 ES 06184 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Several member institutions of the Midwest Consortium contributed to the development of these exercises.

See a listing of contacts at each member institution and additional information.

We encourage you to comment on these materials. Please give your suggestions to the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training, University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 670056, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0056 or click on ‘contact us’ at


The Midwest Consortium has copyrighted this material. A recipient of the material, other than the Federal Government, may not reproduce it without permission of the copyright owner. The material was prepared for use by instructors experienced in the training of persons who are or who anticipate being employed in occupations or with duties covered by 29CFR1910.120 and related guidance. Authors of this material have prepared it for the training as specified in the preface to each exercise. Users are cautioned that the subject is constantly evolving. Therefore, the material may require additions, deletions, or modifications to incorporate the effects of that evolution occurring after the date of this material preparation.

These exercises are intended to complement training to meet the requirements of the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Final Rule (29CFR 1910.120) The exercises do not provide the necessary knowledge and skills for trainees to achieve successful completion at any level of training. These exercises are used by experienced trainers as part of an overall training plan to achieve stated objectives of a complete program.