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National Labor College to offer hazmat training at regional locations

CLEVELAND, January 11 The National Labor College will conduct numerous hazardous materials training workshops for railroad workers at various regional locations throughout the United States during 2013.

The first two programs of 2013 are 5-day Hazardous Materials Chemical/ Emergency Response Training Programs, which will be held as follows:

April 14-20, 2013
Houston, Texas
Val Jahnke Training Facility
8030 Braniff Street
Houston, TX 77061

May 5-10, 2013
Laurel, Md.
Holiday Inn
15101 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, MD 20707

These programs begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. daily (with a one-hour noon lunch break).

The 5-day Hazardous Materials Chemical/Emergency Response Training Programs address OSHA and DOT required training. Additionally, the workshops cover procedures and different levels of response and worker protection in a hazardous materials emergency or release, as well as weapons of mass destruction awareness and the incident command system. The training also provides components required to complete the OSHA 10-Hour Outreach certification. The training includes classroom instruction, small group activities, hands-on drills and a simulated hazmat response in full safety gear.

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is funded to provide this training by a federal grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. This five-day hazmat training course is targeting rail workers at the local level. Applicant selection will be in the following order: local residents not requiring lodging followed by those within a 500-mile driving radius; and then those requiring air transportation to attend.

Interested parties are urged to register as soon as possible. All questions should be directed to Freddie Thomas at (301) 431-5457 or fthomas@nlc.edu.

A stipend of $625.00 per week is available to all training participants in these programs, except those who are able to secure regular pay through their employer, or are paid union officers.

For more information or to register online, please visit the Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program website.

Friday, January 11, 2013
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