About The New England Consortium

The New England Consortium - Civil Service Employees Association (TNEC-CSEA) is a successful hazardous waste worker, emergency responder health and safety training program that has been delivering high-quality training that is grounded in adult education principles and practices since 1988.

TNEC-CSEA is one of 18 training programs awarded and administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education Program. TNEC-CSEA is directed by the University of Massachusetts Lowell in partnership with four coalitions for occupational safety and health – MassCOSH, ConnectiCOSH, NHCOSH, and RICOSH – and the Civil Service Employees Association of New York (CSEA).

TNEC-CSEA is located at UMass Lowell, which offers a wealth of worker health and safety knowledge, and is based in the College of Health Sciences.

TNEC's courses meet or exceed the OSHA 1910.120 standard for protecting hazardous waste workers and employees who respond to hazardous material emergencies in their workplaces. Upon completion of each course, students receive a certificate and a wallet card that document their training. Courses are delivered at TNEC's Training Center at UMass Lowell or at a company site anywhere in New England.

In addition to hazardous materials and emergency responder training, TNEC offers courses in confined space entry, disaster preparedness, incident command, construction safety, work zone safety, infectious disease preparedness, all-hazards awareness, hazard communication, and general workplace health and safety. Apart from its open enrollment curricula, TNEC is able to custom design trainings to address the specific hazardous materials and other hazards at a client's work site.

All TNEC courses are held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. On-site training is also available. To register online, obtain training schedule, parking and directions to TNEC's training center, click here. If you require further assistance on registering for classes call 978-934-3257.