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SBIR E-Learning for HAZMAT and Emergency Response

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has released a funding opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants that propose to further the development of Technology-enhanced training products for the health and safety training of:

  • hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers
  • waste treatment personnel
  • skilled support personnel associated with an emergency/disaster
  • emergency responders in biological hazard response, infectious disease response, and medical waste cleanup
  • emergency responders in disasters
  • worker resiliency training

Technology-enhanced training products as defined by the Worker Training Program (WTP) include, but are not limited to, online training, mobile device training, virtual reality, and serious gaming.

These advanced technologies complement all phases of training from development to evaluation and can enhance, supplement, improve, and provide health and safety training for hazardous materials workers.

The major objective of the NIEHS WTP is to prevent work related harm by training workers in how best to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials. The financial support for this initiative comes directly from NIEHS Worker Education and Training Branch SBIR funds.

Notice of Change of Application Due Date and Application Types Allowed for RFA-ES-22-004 “SBIR E-Learning for HAZMAT and Emergency Response (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)”. Notice Number: NOT-ES-22-012. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Application Due Date: 16 August 2022.

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