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Rail hazmat chemical/ emergency response training programs for 2014

CLEVELAND, February 24 — The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is pleased to announce three HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Programs for 2014. These five-day courses will provide rail workers with the essential knowledge, skills, and response actions in the case of an unintentional release — giving them the tools they need to protect themselves, their co-workers and their communities.

This training addresses Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) required training in addition to procedures, different levels of response and worker protection in a hazardous materials emergency or release, security awareness and the incident command system. The training also provides completion of the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach requirements. The programs are delivered using interactive classroom instruction, small group activities, hands-on drills and a simulated hazmat response in full safety gear.

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program consists of peer trainers who are dedicated to empowering rail workers and communities by providing quality education and awareness of hazardous materials. The program is funded to provide this training by a federal grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

The funding covers the following student expenses: Air travel, lodging and meals. In addition, an incentive of $600 per week is available to all training participants of these programs (except those who are able to secure regular pay through their employer, or are paid union officers). Training will be conducted at the Houston Fire Department’s Val Jahnke Training Facility, 8030 Braniff Street Houston, Texas, 77061.

Programs begin Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and conclude Fridays at 1:00 p.m. Students may be asked to travel on Saturdays to meet program start times or where substantial reductions in airfare warrant.

Register now by completing an application form (PDF available on BLET website) and emailing it to bsafe2day@gmail.com, or send via U.S. mail to: Henry Jajuga, Director, RWHMTP, 17530 Bering Bridge Lane, Humble, TX 77346

Please make sure to select one of the following dates:
April 27-May 2, 2014
June 1-6, 2014
June 8-13, 2014


For additional information please contact Henry Jajuga via e-mail, bsafe2day@gmail.com. For phone inquiries please call (281) 812-6436, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Monday, February 24, 2014
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