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The New England Consortium

The New England Consortium (TNEC) at UMass Lowell is the region's model Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Worker Health and Safety training organization.

Trainee in Hazmat suit

TNEC has been offering two-hour COVID-19 online, live training courses since April and will continue to do so in 2021. We also offer COVID-19 self-paced training in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and English. For more information about these courses, please visit the The New England Consortium Training website.

In August 2020, TNEC started delivering courses to clients at their facilities again. TNEC is following all CDC, State and UMass Lowell health and safety guidelines to ensure the safety and health of our students and trainers. Our safety & health plan was developed by our own TNEC Industrial Hygienist.

TNEC is excited to announce we will be back in the classroom in January 2021. TNEC is again offering our popular 40-Hour HAZWOPER and 8-Hour Refresher courses for the month of January. The 40-Hour HAZWOPER course will be hybrid of online and in-person training. The 8-Hour Refresher will be IN-PERSON at our training center at UMass Lowell.

If you are interested in attending an open enrollment or contract course, please email:

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