Rail Union Courses Funded by NIEHS Worker Training Program Help Educate Rural and Tribal Rail Workers on Health and Safety

Railroad workers in communities near the Navajo Nation territory received important safety training on April 10-14 in Winslow, Ariz., thanks to Teamsters and other rail union grantees of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program.

The training was conducted by the Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program, which is under the Teamsters Safety and Health Department. The program is comprised of nine rail unions, including the BLET and BMWED.