Free Disaster Preparedness Training Available for RI Residents

In an effort to enhance community resilience and readiness, The New England Consortium (TNEC) is offering free Disaster Preparedness and Response training for Rhode Island residents. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Worker Training Program (NIEHS-WTP), this initiative aims to equip communities with the skills needed to effectively respond to natural disasters such as storms and floods.

Training Offerings Include:

  • OSHA Disaster Site Worker (DSW) Course: A comprehensive 7.5-hour course for disaster site workers providing skilled support or clean-up services. Participants will receive an OSHA credential card upon completion. Normally priced at $295, this course is now available at no cost through the NIEHS grant. The course can be taken in-person or online, and CEUs are available.
  • Shorter Online Disaster Preparedness Training: A concise 2.5-hour online course designed to provide essential disaster preparedness skills. This training is also offered at no cost and is part of the Biden administration’s support for communities affected by federal disasters declared by FEMA in 2022.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your disaster preparedness skills at no cost. To learn more or to register for the training, please contact The New England Consortium at UMass Lowell or RICOSH using the details below.

For more information, please contact:

  • The New England Consortium, UMass Lowell
    Patricia Strizak (email: [email protected] or phone: 516-509-3602)
  • RI Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
    Jim Celenza (email: [email protected] or phone: 401-751-2015)