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The Greater Cincinnati Occupational Health Center (GCOHC) is a training center specializing in emergency response and hazardous worker operations. All offered courses and services incorporate OSHA safety standard 1910.120 and ANZI guidelines. GCOHC is a founding member of the Midwest Consortium Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program of the University of Cincinnati, and grantee of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, which approve our instructors and provide course curriculum. Course participants who complete their training are issued certificates from GCOHC and the University of Cincinnati.

The GCOHC training program in emergency response hazardous waste operations is carefully monitored by our Board of Directors, comprised of representatives recognized nationally and internationally in emergency response, hazardous waste operations, and environmental fields.

Training Programs

The following courses will be offered in the 2013-2014 schedule:

40-Hour Industrial Emergency Response Technician
24-Hour Industrial Emergency Response Operations
8-Hour Industrial Emergency Response Refresher (ERR)
16-Hour Incident Management Systems (IMS)
4-Hour Evacuation Coordination Training (ETT)
3-Hour Awareness (3AW)
40-Hour Site Worker (40H)
8-Hour Waste Site Worker Refresher – Performance Based (8HR)
8-Hour Supervisor (SU)

For complete scheduling information, please download the open enrollment schedule pdf, or visit our calendar.

About Us

In 1987 the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) awarded the University of Cincinnati a Workforce Development Training Grant to teach emergency response and the handling of hazardous waste to workers and their communities. The University of Cincinnati Department of Environmental Health formed the “Midwest Consortium Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program,” headed by Dr. Carol Rice and comprised of nine organizations headquartered throughout the Midwest region of the United States. The Greater Cincinnati Occupational Health Center is a founding member of this consortium and is responsible for training workers and industry throughout the state of Ohio.