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About TNEC

Students in a 40-Hour basic hazardous waste health and safety course are sitting in the TNEC training room dressed in their Class “B” suits and oxygen tanks. They are awaiting instructions from the trainer.

The New England Consortium - Civil Service Employees Association (TNEC-CSEA) is a successful hazardous waste worker, emergency responder health and safety training program that has been delivering high-quality training that is grounded in adult education principles and practices. The program has been an NIEHS awardee directed by the University of Massachusetts Lowell since 1987.

TNEC-CSEA is one of 18 programs administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education Program. TNEC-CSEA is located in an academic environment that offers a wealth of worker health and safety knowledge. It is based in the College of Health Sciences.

TNEC's courses meet or exceed the OSHA 1910.120 standard fro protecting hazardous waste workers and employees who respond to hazardous material emergencies in their workplaces. Upon completion of each course, students receive a certificate and a wallet card that document their training. Courses are delivered at TNEC's Training Center at UMass Lowell or at a company site anywhere in New England.

In addition to open enrollment curricula, TNEC is able to custom design trainings to address the needs of hazardous materials specific to a client's work site.

All TNEC courses are held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. On-site training is also available. To register online, obtain training schedule, parking and directions to TNEC's training center, visit the Online Registration Site. If you require further assistance on registering for classes call 978-934-3257.