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Rail Hazmat Chemical/Emergency Response Training Programs for 2014-15

CLEVELAND, August 26 — The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting five HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Programs in 2014 and 2015.

This training addresses OSHA and DOT required training in addition to procedures, different levels of response and worker protection in a hazardous materials emergency or release, weapons of mass destruction 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 is funded to provide this training by a federal grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). These five-day hazmat training courses will provide rail workers the essential knowledge, skills, and response actions in the case of an unintentional release. These tools will allow rail workers to protect themselves, their co-workers and their communities.

The funding provides the following student expenses: air travel, lodging and meals. In addition, an incentive of $120 per day 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, TX 77061.

Students may be asked to travel prior to the beginning of the classes to meet program start times or where substantial reductions in airfare warrant. When registering, please select dates in order of preference.

Four of the programs begin on Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. and conclude on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. The exception is the workshop in October 2014, which is on a Saturday-Thursday schedule with the same orientation and departure times. The dates are as follows:

• October 25-October 30, 2014*
(* — orientation is on Saturday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m.; departure on Thursday, October 30 at 1 p.m.)

• December 7-December 12, 2014
• February 22- February 27, 2015
• March 15- March 20, 2015
• April 12-April 17, 2015
(Orientation is on Sundays at 5:30 p.m.; Departure is on Fridays at 1 p.m.)

Register online at: www.rwhmtp.org/Training.asp; or you may request an application by contacting Henry Jajuga at: hjajuga@rwhmtp.org.

For additional information please contact Henry Jajuga via e-mail. For phone inquiries please call (281) 812-6436, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. CST.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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