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:
For use in many programs
Develop an Exercise
- Developer Guide (PDF)
Develop an Exercise to use a Mobile App
NIOSH Pocket Guide: NIOSH Pocket Guide Performance Measure Facilitator Guide (PDF)
For use in many programs
Develop an Exercise to use an App
ERG Performance Measure
- ERG Performance Measure Facilitator Guide (2016) (PDF)
- ERG Performance Measure Facilitator Guide (2012) (PDF)
- Facilitator and Participant Materials (PDF)
- Combustible Dust, Indiana Example Facilitator (PDF)
- Combustible Dust, Kentucky Example Facilitator (PDF)
- Combustible Dust, Tennessee Example Facilitator (PDF)
- Combustible Dust, Wisconsin Example Facilitator (PDF)
- Section 1 Plan Introduction (PDF)
- Section 2 Core Plan Elements (PDF)
- Section 3 Annexes 1 through 7 (PDF)
For use in Incident Command System programs
For Use With Municipal First-on-the-Scene: SWIMS exercise
Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility
Modular RefresherFacilitator Guides
- Traditional Format (PDF)
- Multi-Session (PDF)
- ERR-M Cover Pages (PDF)
- 8HR-M Cover Pages (PDF)
- 8TR-M Cover Pages (PDF)
For Site Workers Only
For Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility Workers Only
For any refresher (based on identified need)
NIOSH Pocket Guide Performance Measure: NIOSH Pocket Guide Performance Measure Facilitator Guide (PDF)
CSB Exercises: Facilitator and Participant Materials (PDF)
Design a Drill: Facilitator (PDF)
Using EPA and other electronic resources
Assessing Preparedness: Natural and HazMat Emergencies (PDF)
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 the MWC site for 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 Contact Us .
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.
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